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Outside Plant Maintenance Technician

Vyve Broadband

This is a Contract position in Moses Lake, WA posted April 28, 2021.

Vyve Broadband is a leading broadband Internet provider serving largely non-urban communities in 16 states. A technology leader in the cable and broadband sectors, Vyve Broadband offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and voice services for commercial and residential customers. Residential services include high-speed Internet with speeds up to Vyve Gig, all-digital, high-definition video and fully featured digital voice. Vyve Business Services provides optical Ethernet, PRI and hosted voice services to the business community. Together, Eagle, Vyve and Northland serve areas of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Are you someone who likes to solve technical problems for your friends and family, enjoy the outdoors, working independently and looking to start a career with a growing company?

Under general supervision, the Outside Plant Maintenance Technician performs demand and preventative maintenance by troubleshooting and repairing the fiber and coaxial transport and distribution cable services delivering residential and business video, data, telephone, and security. As needed, supports repair and maintenance of headend electronics and critical infrastructure equipment. Performs troubleshooting from the headend to the customer premises. Supports and mentors lower-level technicians and fulfills service and installation as needed to exceed customer needs.

Responsibilities

:

  • Provides quality internal and external customer service reflecting the Company values
  • Maintains a unity gain network
  • Fulfills FCC-required network tests
  • Maintains network integrity through preventive maintenance
  • Uses small hand tools, power tools, meters, and other test equipment
  • Maintains and secures Company truck and equipment
  • Works on regularly scheduled days as well as unscheduled days and beyond regular work hours as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3+ years of experience as a Broadband or Maintenance Technician
  • Appropriate valid driver’s license and driving record within Company standards
  • Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics
  • Knowledge of basic electronics
  • Ability to comprehend and operate appropriate testing equipment (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters)
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Vision ability: close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus; ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
  • Hand and finger dexterity to carry and to use tools and equipment as necessary
  • Ability to work while standing 50 – 70% of the time
  • Ability to use any equipment in a safe manner, in accordance with company, industry and regulatory standards
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds).
  • Ability to work in confined spaces such as crawlspaces and attics by crawling, bending, reaching, twisting

Preferred Experience:

SCTE BTS or BDS certificate

Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt (weight limit of 350 pounds) as needed

Working Conditions:

Work indoors in poorly ventilated areas such as attics during extreme heat

Work performed near power lines and electricity

Work, including travel, outdoors in adverse weather conditions day or night

Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, cleaning solutions

WE PROUDLY OFFER:

  • A friendly and fun work environment
  • Communication and training
  • Great benefits package
  • Employees that live in our markets are eligible for courtesy cable including free or reduced priced video, internet AND voice services
  • A culture that encourages growth

Vyve Broadband is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, veteran status, reserve or National Guard status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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