Installation Technician

Job Title: Installation Technician 
Job Category: Non-Exempt
Department/Group: Outside Plant
Reports to: OSP Manager
Location: Longview
Travel Required: Some, mostly East Texas
Level/Salery Range: DOE
Position Type: Full-time

Job Purpose:  Install fiber optic cable and electronic equipment to provide business customers with telephone and Internet service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Connects fiber optic cable from outside the building into the business' phone closet
  • Installs electronic equipment
  • Operates ladder and bucket truck
  • Performs routine installations, disconnects, pre-wires
  • Daily activities involve standing, walking, climbing ladders, pulling cables, drilling holes, and other mechanical duties that require sound motor skills


  • One year of Installation, Maintenance, and Construction experience required
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to be a self-motivator who is good at working under minimal supervision
  • Willing to be on-call 24/7
  • Clear driving record is a must
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Ability to use the following hand tools electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers
  • Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts
  • Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment
  • Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 32 ft high and 90 pounds)
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as needed
  • Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
  • Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting
  • Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)
  • Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time
  • Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable connections
  • Ability to use handheld communication devices and applications
  • Ability to travel (including during inclement weather) to and from assigned territories and company facilities
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods in any season and/or during inclement weather
  • Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters, etc.)
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (trenchers, auger, skytrack/forklift etc…)

Network Communications offers an excellent benefit package, which includes health, life and short & long term disability insurance; vacation; personal days; paid holidays and 401(k).  We also offer opportunity for advancement and a professional, friendly work environment.

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