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  • Overview

    BendBroadband, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 300 people. Serving Central Oregon for more than 50 years, the company began offering local cable TV service in 1955. Today, BendBroadband offers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services for commercial and residential customers. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians.


    We currently have opportunities available for Broadband Technicians with our local Bend field services team.  


    The primary goal of the Broadband Technician is to provide quality service to customers and deliver on our brand promise.  Our services include, but are not limited to, video service, HSD Services, and home and business phone service.


    The Broadband Technician I performs basic installations, disconnects and service changes for residential and business customers.  This role performs basic troubleshooting from the tap to the customer’s electronic devices (TV, DVD, Modem etc.).


    The Broadband Technician II performs intermediate installations, disconnects and service changes for residential customers, including FTTH (Fiber to the Home).  This role performs moderate troubleshooting from the tap to the customer’s electronic devices (TV, DVD, Modem etc.). This role may also perform underground and/or aerial construction involved with system plant, along with its’ repair and maintenance supporting various customer-focused activities.


    The Broadband Technician III performs complex installations, disconnects and service changes for residential and business customers, including FTTH (Fiber to the Home) and support PON/Metro E. These services include, but are not limited to, video service, HSD Services, and home/business phone service. This role performs advanced troubleshooting from the tap to the customer’s electronic devices (TV, DVD, Modem etc.).


    We are able to hire BBT I II or III level.  Pay starts at $15.50 per hour and can be higher based on applicant experience and related qualifications.  This is a full time position with benefits.  Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits start 1st day of employment!



    (at a minimum, for a level I:)

    • Perform basic installation of all necessary cable wiring (interior and exterior) and hardware from the tap to the customer’s equipment for reception of cable and other company services that are offered for single and multi-family.
      • This may include burial of underground Broadband facilities utilizing different methods of placement, including excavation or hand digging for the placement of drop facilities to customer premise, streets and right of way and placement of conduit to customer premise, in streets and the right of ways as well as pulling of hardline into conduits after placement of conduits. Position may also be responsible for placement of conduit structure in new subdivision joint trench construction projects.
    • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as: OSHA, FCC, NEC and NESC).
    • Perform connects (new connects and reconnects), disconnects (requested and non-pays), upgrades, downgrades, relocates, install additional outlets, and install or remove equipment (i.e. converters).
    • Assure proper signal levels and picture quality on all television sets, and clean the premises of all debris and material after installation is complete.
    • Monitor and record system, drop, and in-house leakage; properly record all required information on work orders, surveys, referrals, etc.
    • Promote cable, internet, and other company services; educate customer on proper use of the service, including how to add additional services, channel lineups, proper equipment usage, and other services that are available.
    • Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment.


    Required Qualifications:

    Broadband Tech I:

    • 6+ months’ customer service experience OR- current or prior military service with honorable discharge.
    •  Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

    Broadband Tech II (in addition to above):

    • 1+ years of cable installation and repair or professionally related experience.

    BBT III (in addition to the above):

    • 2+ years' cable installation & repair or professionally related experience.



    Other Qualifications:

    • Must be reliable and responsible, with a strong work ethic dedicated to a team.
    • Practical knowledge/experience with computer applications.
    • Familiarity with company products and services.
    • Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and may require occasional travel.
    • Demonstrated customer service and sales skills, as well as effective communications skills (verbal and written) for interaction with internal and external customers.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
    • Successful completion of the SCTE Broadband Premise Install test within the first 3 months of employment.
    • Ability to pass Department of Transportation physical and driver testing.



    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.



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