Telecommunication Technician/Electrician

Great River Energy   Underwood, ND   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 7, 2023
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Telecommunication Technician/Electrician - North Dakota Opening Coal Creek Transmission, Underwood, North Dakota Posting application deadline is January 20, 2023 Powering What's Possible: The Power that makes Great River Energy (GRE) an industry leader is our employees. Great River Energy has an opening for a Telecommunication Technician/Electrician to provide for the operation, installation, testing, checkout and maintenance of telecommunication and associated equipment on the Great River Energy (GRE) system. Responsible for working safely as well as all members of the crew while following GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines. Keeps supervisor, foreperson and/or lead informed of overall conditions and status of work activities.

Job Responsibilities: · Performs and/or assists in the installation, testing, and checkout of telecommunication equipment such as fiber optics systems, network routers and switches, wireless access points, modems, wideband microwave equipment, microwave voice and data, supervisory control and data acquisition, digital and analog equipment, mobile radio systems, phone systems, underground locates, telecommunication generators, batteries and chargers. · Develops and updates maintenance procedures along with maintaining equipment records in area of responsibility. · Performs all other related duties and special projects as assigned by the supervisor.

Education & Experience Requirements: · Minimum education requirements include a two-year technical degree, diploma or certifications and a minimum of 3 years’ experience and knowledge in telecommunications, networks, or wireless communications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: · Knowledge of AC and DC circuits including Ohm’s law. · Knowledge of power, current and voltage transformers. · Knowledge of high voltage electrical equipment. · Knowledge of safety rules, procedures, and guidelines. · Knowledge of AC power measurement, familiarity with inductance, capacitance, and power factor. · Skilled at effective communication that includes good interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication. · Skill and ability to use personal computers and related software including test equipment software, asset management software, Windows-based programs, and email. · Skill and ability to read circuit diagrams, prints, and drawings. · Ability to install, operate, and maintain RF equipment. · Ability to install, operate, and maintain trunk mobile radio equipment. · Ability to install, operate, and maintain SONET/MPLS/fiber network equipment. · Ability to install, operate, and maintain SCADA. · Ability to distinguish colors on wires, control panels, and equipment. · Ability to perform “switching personnel” duties when required. · Ability to coordinate work or tasks and delegate if needed to appropriate personnel. · Ability to be self-motivated and be able to work alone without direct supervision. · Ability and responsibility to work safely alone and with others while following GRE safety rules, certifications and procedures. · Ability and responsibility to ensure security procedures are followed including immediate notification of potential incidents. · Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license. · Ability to maintain a current medical card to perform the essential job functions.

Working conditions will be indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions. There will be some overnight travel, overtime and/or working weekends. Have the ability to lift up to 75 lbs. This job requires the ability to climb, work heights and work with arms above your head. Ability to kneel and squat on a frequent basis is required along with occasional work in confined space areas. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

GRE values diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.