Outside Plant Construction Technician I
Company: TDS Telecom
Posted on: May 23, 2023
As the Outside Plant Construction Technician I you will performs
the general labor associated with outside plant construction for
PON/fiber optic networks. This includes, but is not limited to,
assisting with the installation of communications facilities (both
buried and aerial). Work is performed in accordance with state and
local regulations in a safe manner. Training:As an Outside Plant
Construction Technician I, you will have the opportunity to obtain
a Class A CDL through our in-house training program. You will
attend safety training at one of our new facilities where you will
also be trained on Pole Climbing and Bucket Trucks. On-the-job
training includes exposure to various construction equipment
including Directional Drill Rigs, Mini Excavators, Trenchers, and
Locators. Fiber optic training includes Fusion Splicing, Fault
Detection, and exposure to OTDRs and other advanced testing
equipment. This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus!
(The gross Bonus amount will be paid at 50% following 3 months
after the Employee's effective start date, and 50% following 12
months after the Employee's effective start date.) This position
can be hired at either a Outside Plant Construction Technician I or
Outside Plant Construction Technician II level depending on the
skills and qualifications of the candidate. Different job postings
exist for each of these positions. Please reference each job
posting for the minimum qualifications required for each role.
- Outside Plant Construction Technician II, 2023-21989The pay
range listed for this position represents the low and high end of
the base compensation range. The actual offer amount will carefully
consider multiple factors, such as relevant skills, qualifications,
work experience, location and/or competencies that align with the
specified role. Certain positions are eligible for additional forms
of compensation such as bonuses and equity awards. TDS
Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of
fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the
growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber
optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to
8 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet
speeds to business. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV
entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit tdsfiber.com to
learn more.TDS provides communications services to rural and
suburban communities throughout the United States. The company
employs more than 3,300 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.), a Fortune 1000 company
[NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides
wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed
services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through
its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions.
Visit tdsinc.com for more information.
- Performs general construction labor in various weather
conditions while utilizing safety fundamentals.
- Assists with and performs the transportation of required
construction equipment to and from the worksite.
- Assists with and performs the placement of new aerial and
buried fiber according to maps, staking sheets, and locate
- Uses hand tools, cable locators, and test equipment.
- Installs and/or sets enclosures (buried and aerial) vaults,
pedestals, and handholes.
- Climbs poles, ladders, towers, and other structures as needed;
uses bucket truck when required.
- Marks/labels fiber optic and/or copper facilities.
- Uses dispatching application and associated tools.
- Assists with fiber splicing and repairs.
- Assists with outside plant preventative maintenance.
- Performs landscape restoration after project completion.
- Services, cleans, maintains, and repairs equipment.Required
6+ months experience in any
combination of the following areas: customer service, electrical or
utility construction, or TDS Telecom Field Services internship
-OR-technical certification (or higher) -OR- current military
service, or prior military service with honorable discharge.Must
follow the TDS attendance guidelines in order to meet TDS s
business needs including but not limited to our obligations to our
customers and to our customers needs.Must have and maintain a valid
driver s license and remain eligible for DOT requirements.Other
Must have the ability to obtain a
Class A CDL. A current CDL is preferred at hire, but TDS will train
and certify eligible associates through its in-house CDL
certification program after hire.Physical requirements may vary
based on company needs: Ability to climb poles, ladders, towers,
and other structures as needed. Ability to kneel, dig, lift, and
pull. Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific
requirements, which may include a background check administered by
the customer. Basic understanding of telecommunication products and
services.Proven organizational skills and ability to
multi-task.Requires being available for on-call/standby
responsibilities and may require occasional travel. Must be willing
to work overtime as needed. May be required to work various/swing
shifts as business needs dictate.Must be able to operate vehicles
with manual transmissions. Physical Demands and Work
EnvironmentWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk
or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and
stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must also be able to
climb poles, ladders, towers or other structures. The employee is
occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or
balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more
than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While
performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to outside weather conditions and may have to work in
attics and crawl spaces, or high-risk areas such as high voltage
electrical, trenches, and manholes. The employee is frequently
exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment; high,
precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions,
toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The
noise level in the work environment is at times loud.
BenefitsAssociates scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week have
access to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k) plan,
and paid time off benefits such as vacation (15 days accrued per
year for full-time; pro-rated for part-time associates working
between 20-39 hours), sick leave (10 days accrued per year for
full-time and pro-rated for all other associates), seven paid
national holidays and one floating holiday, paid parental leave (2
weeks after 12 months of employment), among others. Short Term
Disability and Long Term Disability coverage is also available for
associates working 30 or more hours per week and Education
Assistance is available to full-time associates. Associates
scheduled to work under twenty hours per week or for a limited term
(i.e. interns) are eligible for medical coverage, the 401(k) plan
(if 18 or older), as well as sick leave (10 days accrued per year
for full-time and pro-rated for all other associates). For more
detail on the benefits we offer click here. At TDS, we embrace
Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and
consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other
status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion
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