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GCI Communication Corp Field Service Technician I in Anchorage, Alaska

Technician roles (except trainee roles) are eligible for a $2,500 Hiring Bonus for new hires! GCI's Field Service Technician I represent the company’s service philosophy by assisting customers who have purchased and are using company products and services and/or are considering upgrading or expanding their products and services. Provide telecommunications installation and servicing of Video, high speed Data, and Voice product lines within customer residences and business properties in an efficient and professional manner.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AT ALL LEVELS:

  • Install, service, and troubleshoot telecommunications equipment including analog or digital systems for video, voice, and data services from the tap or demark location to the customer's home or office.

  • Perform routine service, maintenance, and operations on radio frequency, analog, microwave, fiber optic, and AC/DC components.

  • Refer problems between the demark and headend or distribution center to network technicians.

  • Perform disconnects, reconnects, and relocate services as instructed; repair or replace worn components and faulty connections.

  • Utilize test equipment to measure and adjust signal strength to ensure optimum reception.

  • Perform preventative or corrective maintenance, such as underground cable locates, outage response, rewiring, or upgrading cabling and equipment, impairment mitigation, system drive off, and repairs.

  • Communicate with customers on-site and present additional service offerings.

  • Support senior staff technicians and mentor junior technicians with install, test, and repair of custom service orders.

  • Responsible for basic vehicle maintenance, truck stock, and following the company’s safe driving and other applicable policies.

    COMPETENCIES:

  • ACCOUNTABILITY- Takes ownership for actions, decisions, and results; openly accepts feedback and demonstrates a willingness to improve.

  • Ability to maintain financial accountability for vehicles, inventory (i.e., test equipment), paperwork, and safety procedures to minimize claims.

  • BASIC PRINCIPLES - Interacts with people in a way that builds mutual trust, confidence, and respect; adheres to GCI’s Code of Conduct for Employees – the Basic Principles.

  • COLLABORATION - Works effectively with others to accomplish common goals and objectives; maintains positive relationships even under difficult circumstances.

  • COMMUNICATION- Conveys thoughts and expresses ideas appropriately and professionally.

  • Ability to articulate technical information clearly and concisely in written and electronic follow-up reports and work orders and accurately complete written route sheets.

  • Ability to verbally communicate technical information to customers, contractors, utility workers, fellow employees, and the general public in an effective manner appropriate with all levels of understanding.

  • COMPLIANCE - Follows internal controls; protects company and customer confidential information; abides by GCI’s Code of Business Conduct & Ethics.

  • Ability to interpret and accurately apply applicable codes, regulations, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc.

  • CUSTOMER FOCUS - Demonstrates commitment to service excellence; gives high priority to customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to develop positive rapport with customers; demonstrate fair and equitable treatment of fellow employees and customers.

  • RELIABILITY - Consistently follows through on assigned tasks as expected; demonstrates timely attendance at meetings, training, and other work obligations.

  • RESULTS - Uses a combination of job knowledge, initiative, sound decision making, innovation, adaptability, and problem solving.

  • Ability to organize assignments, equipment, and routing to maximize productivity.

  • Ability to maintain an understanding of telephone/RF standards, safety codes, and terminology as it relates to service orders, repairs tickets, and materials for residential installations and repair.

  • Ability to read and understand system design and city street maps.

  • Ability to operate issued monitoring and test equipment.

  • Ability to operate and interpret data from applicable test equipment required to perform installation, troubleshooting, and repair.

  • Ability to maintain working knowledge of the Company’s products, services and features offered for video, voice, and data services.

  • SAFETY & SECURITY - Supports a safe work environment by following all workplace safety rules and guidelines; complies with applicable Security policies and procedures.

  • Proficient computer skills and MS Office knowledge (e.g., Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel) to complete job duties effectively.

Level Definition

Position Title: Field Service Technician I

Grade: T03

Additional Job Requirements:

This is an entry level position within the telecommunications field service role, attaining job knowledge and competency through the company’s certifications, education, and training with higher-level technicians. Supports senior technicians and gains basic knowledge of installation, modifications, and test procedures used to install, disconnect, and repair video, data, and voice services. Works under close supervision and work is reviewed by senior staff.

Essential Duties:

Perform basic installation, service, disconnects, testing and repair of Video, Voice, and Data services to include:

  • Perform preventative or corrective maintenance, such as underground cable locates, outage response, rewiring or upgrading cabling and equipment, impairment mitigation, system drive off, and repairs.

  • Organize daily workload and perform work utilizing industry standard test equipment and hand tools to install, maintain, or repair services.

  • Explain non-technical procedures, equipment operation, answer customer questions, and promote sales of additional services.

  • Evaluate field conditions, perform tests, and measure to determine signal quality.

  • Ensure proper cabling from the tap or demark location to the customer premise equipment.

  • Communicate with Dispatch or SMC to update and complete service orders or trouble tickets.

  • Assist with new installations and trouble tickets in a timely manner.

  • Verify accuracy of written work order, confirm discrepancies, collect payments and customer signatures, ensure all documentation is updated in a timely manner.

  • Escalate issues as needed to the appropriate department or management team.

  • Work with senior technicians and respond to outages or other duties as required.

Additional Competencies:

  • Working knowledge of issued monitoring and test equipment, company products, services, and features offered for video, voice, and data services or demonstrated background with industry equivalents.

  • Knowledge of telephone/RF standards, safety codes and terminology as it relates to service orders, repairs tickets, and materials for residential installations and repair desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

Required: *A combination of relevant work experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute to meet the total years required on a year-for-year basis

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum of six (6) months in a technical role or related background. *

  • Upon hire may be required to successfully complete certifications and courses within a defined period, e.g., Defensive Driving, Company on-line Installer, Pole Climbing, AK DOT Bucket Truck, AK DOT approved Flagger Certification.

  • Depending on location assigned may require six (6) months experience living in an arctic environment.

Preferred:

  • Associate degree in electronics or relevant field, telecommunications trade school, or equivalent training.

  • Telecommunications experience.

  • Relevant telecom industry or job specific certifications.

    Required at ALL Levels

DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Technician Trainee and Technician I levels:

  • This position requires driving a company-owned vehicle, company provided vehicle, or use of a personal vehicle on behalf of the company. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license or successfully obtain a valid driver’s license within two (2) months of employment, proof of insurance, a satisfactory driving record, and successfully complete Defensive Driving course.

  • Technician II, III, and Senior levels:

  • This position requires driving a company-owned vehicle, company provided vehicle, or use of a personal vehicle on behalf of the company. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, a satisfactory driving record, and successfully complete Defensive Driving course.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Subject to adverse weather and driving conditions; Must be able to cope with a remote arctic environment.

  • Work includes working inside and outside in typical cold weather conditions.

  • Work involves heights up to 40 feet on poles, ladders, and buckets.

  • Work performed below overhead construction and in trenches to 10 feet in depth.

  • Tasks performed around high-power electrical conductors and gas lines.

  • Work areas can be cramped, dark, dusty, damp, wet, stuffy, sticky, smelly, hot and/or cold.

  • May encounter unrestrained animals/pets.

  • High degree of balance, coordination, and strength needed to ascend, descend, and work atop poles, towers, and ladders with tools and equipment safely and routinely.

  • Daily moving, traversing, and positioning self on varied uneven or unstable surfaces such as roofs and in trenches, often hampered by weather elements.

  • Safely move, transport, position, install, remove, and maneuver equipment, extension ladders, and supplies of up to 70-pound loads occasionally, up to 50-pounds more regularly, up to 20 pounds frequently.

  • High degree of dexterity and coordination to operate hand tools and to connect, separate, and twist multiple smaller items on a daily basis.

  • Visual acuity necessary to identify, inspect, observe, and assess details at near, mid, and far ranges.

  • Ability to clearly distinguish colors for driving, identifying cables or other electrical components, and safety signage.

  • Auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment; capable of distinguishing between equipment signals and the human voice often amidst background noises, such as wind, rain, and traffic.

  • Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes found in the Alaskan environment (fumes and odors, dust, low light conditions, rain, sleet, snow, hail, wind, temperature extremes.)

  • Ability to work shifts as assigned, work in standard office/home office setting, and operate standard office equipment.

  • Ability to accurately communicate information and ideas to others effectively.

  • Physical agility and effort sufficient to perform job duties safely and effectively.

  • Ability to make valid judgments and decisions.

  • Available to work additional time on weekends, holidays, before or after normal work hours when necessary.

  • Must work well in a team environment and be able to work with a diverse group of people and customers.

  • Must be able and willing to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, overtime, on-call, and/or additional time on weekends, holidays, evenings, before or after normal shift hours.

  • Travel may be required to perform work in other systems throughout the state.

  • Drug Testing: Participation in a DOT or non-DOT drug and alcohol testing program may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client. This includes pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up testing.

  • Fitness For: Duty: Ability to pass a pre-employment or return to work physical and fitness for duty examination may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the core business hours to respond to an immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At GCI, we foster a culture of inclusivity by nurturing an environment where the varied perspectives of our employees, customers, and fellow Alaskans are celebrated. We add value to our community as we grow and empower a diverse workforce that provides equitable opportunity for every Trailblazer.

EEO: GCI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected under applicable state or federal law.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

All employees of GCI work in support of the GCI Mission Statement and Declaration of Principles which are located on the GCI Career page and Employee portal.

Required Training for Job Role:

Antenna Training: Yes Lifeline Training: No 911 Training: Yes

FAR Training: No FCC396: Yes E-Rate & RHC Training: No

SOC: 492022 WC: 7600

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