• Central Office Technician

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-WI-Middleton | US-WI-Verona | US-WI-Waunakee
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecom is seeking a Central Office Technician to support the Dane County market (specific office location TBD).


    The Field Service Technician - Network installs, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains telecommunications products and equipment that TDS sells and leases.  Performs work associated with splicing and maintaining outside plant facilities and equipment.  Installs, splices, repairs, and maintains aerial, buried, and/or underground fiber optic and copper cable.  Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of telecommunications.


    The Field Service Technician - Network has direct, face-to-face contact with our customers and is expected to be proactive with the sales of TDS services and products.  Services include, but are not limited to, Telephony, Video/CATV/DBS, Internet, and/or high speed networks.  Exceeds customer expectations by performing extraordinary customer service, identifying customer needs, and providing them with communications solutions.  Understands how to use and demonstrate TDS products and seeks sales opportunities while educating the customer.  Products & services include (but are not limited to): Local Service, Central Office Services, Structured Cabling, MAC (Moves, Adds and Changes), Voice Mail, Audio and/or Video Conferencing and Non-regulated CPE.


    Estimated Hourly Rate: $25-30 (depending on experience)



    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.


    • Installs, troubleshoots, tests, splices, repairs, and maintains telephone equipment and general network equipment, customer premise equipment, Video/CATV/DBS, fiber optic/copper facilities and/or other TDS products & services for new and existing customers.  Installs, configures, maintains, and repairs Key Systems, PBX, Centrex Systems, and other business systems such as fiber terminals, ISPs, ISDN, DSL, T-1s, and/or DS3s (carriers, paging, and wireless).  Identifies location of defective cable using various test equipment and repairs buried, aerial, underground and/or customer cable.  Locates cable and fiber in response to customer requests and/or construction needs.  Pole climbing and operating construction equipment is required. Locates, identifies 
    • and marks company underground and buried facilities to prevent facilities from being damaged.  Keeps orderly log of all locate requests in our exchange area. Performs cable fault acceptance tests on newly constructed facilities.
    • Provides troubleshooting support techniques and corrections.  Responds to “trouble” dispatches. 
    • Provides high level support for enhancing and maintaining record systems (cross connects, line groups, network elements, etc.). 
    • Provides excellent customer service.  Proactively educates and sells TDS products and services to customers. 
    • Performs project management of the installation of systems and performs related functions as requested by supervisor.


    FST-Network Specialist:

    • Associate degree with 2+ years basic technical telecommunications experience –OR- 4+ years technical experience with telecommunications products and/or services.
    • 2 years of basic fiber optic and/or copper cable splicing and repair, installation and repair or switch training.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.  Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be required. 


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