Under the supervision of the assigned manager, performs tasks related to the installation, troubleshooting, and service of networking, voice and other related communication systems. Primarily performs the field layout of cable raceways and telecommunication rooms, performs cable splicing, and runs small projects or portions of a larger project. Also provides technical assistance and resolves installation and maintenance problems associated with networking and voice systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Complies with and ensures compliance with all Tri-M and customer safety policies and procedures.
- Complies with and ensures compliance with all Tri-M employment policies and procedures including standards of conduct and appearance to reflect positively on the Company.
- Coordinates lay out and installation of primary cable raceways.
- Coordinates lay out and installation of telecommunication room hardware.
- Splices copper and fiber optic cable and plans and executes system cutovers.
- Coordinates the installation of horizontal and backbone cabling.
- Conducts appropriate on-the-job training of all team members.
- Oversees medium to large sized projects and has the ability to lead and mentor a team of Installers.
- Updates ProNav daily, ensuring project related labor and material stay within budget.
- Communicates closely with project related personnel including customers and general contractors.
- Attends project related site meetings and represents our organization professionally.
- Administers the close out process when running projects.
- Completes all necessary paperwork including daily job journals, timesheets, tool/equipment sign-outs, etc.
- Safeguards and maintains Tri-M equipment, material, tools, and vehicles.
- Responds to emergency service requests outside of regular duty hours.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Two year technical degree in Electrical Systems Technology or minimum of eight (8) years work experience in networking and voice systems.
- Proficient in Structured Cabling Technician duties and knowledge.
- Good problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
- Have completed the BICSI Installer, Level II On-the-Job-Training program or demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
- Have passed the BICSI Installer, Level II examination or demonstrate equivalent knowledge.
- Good knowledge of common electrical instruments and their proper use (volt, ohm, amp meters).
- Proficient knowledge of telephony installation (POTS).
- Intermediate knowledge of local and wide area networking (e.g. identify and describe the basic operation of network interface cards, hubs, switches and routers).
- Proficient knowledge of the telecommunications codes and standards as per the National Electrical Code and ANSI/TIA/EIA standards.
- Proficient knowledge of grounding theory per article 250 of the National Electrical Code and the ANSI/TIA/EIA 607 Standard.
- Basic personal computing skills and familiarity with Microsoft office programs.
- Maintain a valid driver’s license and a history of safe driving.
- Must have reliable personal transportation to and from the assigned work location/office.
- Must purchase Company required personal tools (see attached list) and maintain in good condition.
- Ability and willingness to travel nationally to jobsites.
- Working 40 hours/week, scheduled in 8 to 10-hour shifts.
- Standing and/or climbing 4 to 6 hours/day.
- Twisting (180) and walking 2 to 3 hours per day.
- Squatting and sitting 3 to 4 hours/day.
- Lifting weights of 0 to 100 lbs.; frequently 0 to 35 lbs. and infrequently above 35 lbs.; sizes and shapes of objects vary from conduit to large panel covers.
- Ability to lift from floor to above shoulder.
- Repetitive use of hands includes; keyboarding; occasional grasping of hand tools; and fine motor coordination for electronic and pneumatic troubleshooting.
- Vision adequate for computer use, blueprint reading, and color coding for wire identification.
- Balance adequate for occasional climbing of ladders, scaffolds, and lifts.
- Environmental factors include working in: temperature extremes of 0F to 100F; up to 8 hours inside or outside; atmospheric exposure to dust, gases, fumes, odors; and poor ventilation in confined spaces.
- Special hazards include exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and explosive hazards.
- Personal protective equipment includes use of hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, and gloves. Equipment on an “as needed” basis may include lanyards, safety harness, face mask, respirator, hearing protection and Nomex suit.