Network Technician I in Bluffton, SC at Hargray

Date Posted: 11/21/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in people’s lives?  Are you motivated to learn and connect people with cutting edge technology?  Do you go the extra mile to provide customer delight? We are looking for talented people who are ready to grow with Hargray Communications. We are dedicated to developing our employees for a career and future with us. Hargray Communication is offering a career opportunity as a Network Technician!

General Description of Position:

Performs all duties involving the installation, testing, maintaining, and repairing all Central Office equipment to ensure the continuity of service.

Duties & Responsibilities: Including but not limited to the following.

  • Assist with Install, maintain, test, and repairs all Central Office digital switching equipment and transmission equipment; including but not limited to the MDF, Genband C20, DMS Peripheral Modules, Experius/A2 Optical systems, CIM/UReach Voicemail, and multiplexer equipment by reading and interpreting documentation, specifications and blueprints for all Central Office equipment; utilizing the latest test equipment and hand tools necessary to perform the job.
  • Basic understanding of SIP protocol, Softswitch, TDM, and IP configurations.
  • Installs, maintain, test, repair all access equipment including but not limited to Calix, Huawei, Adtran and Accedian for FTTH and FTTC deployments.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of MEP LAN, PTP and PTMP circuits from 1GB to 100GB in various deployment methods.
  • Demonstrates moderate understanding of fiber patch panels, connectors and jumper types to include SFP types and range restrictions.
  • Interprets and implements all Central Office related service orders, work orders and trouble reports by communicating effectively with other departments; including but not limited to man/machine interfacing, installation and relocation of equipment, verification of completion of work order.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of telephony, digital applications, color code and basic AC/DC theory.
  • Assist with Inspection, maintenance and repairs or has repaired all remote buildings and various miscellaneous equipment such as generators, batteries, and uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
  • Assist and maintain translations of switch for POTS and DBN services including local toll, AMA billing, and CDR.
  • Tests and may assist other department in running jumpers on MDF.
  • Checks and maintains Central Office isolated ground zone.
  • Generates requested reports dealing with traffic studies, office measures, maintenance work log, and log of all major service outages.
  • Ensures the vehicles, tools and equipment are properly used and kept in good working order; completes the necessary paperwork to request maintenance or repairs.
  • Submits personal time report, gas tickets, material charge outs, as well as other clerical forms or other required paperwork.
  • Maintains all Central Office work areas in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Schedule and track various Preventative Maintenance activities.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications: Only candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be considered.

  • High school graduate.
  • 1-3 years of direct experience
  • Must have knowledge of basic electronics theory/practice.
  • Working knowledge of computers and communication hardware/software.
  • Nortel DMS 100/200 switching translations experience required, as well as familiarity with various test equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Voice Over IP, soft switches, and IAD’s.
  • Reads, understands, interprets, and applies written instructions, such as equipment manuals, in operation and troubleshooting of network operations systems.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a history of safe driving record.
  • Must be able to work various schedules extended hours.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.

Additional Qualifications Desired:

  • Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting electronic equipment.
  • Experience in maintaining and troubleshooting DC power plants.
  • Working Knowledge of digital switching equipment including but not limited to Genband C20 and CIM VM Systems.
  • Understanding of optical transport systems and multiplexers.
  • Understand circuit design and functionality.
  • Associate’s degree in Electronics or related field.
  • Basic UNIX/LiNUX knowledge