Field Service Technician-Construction I

Job Locations US-CO-Berthoud
TDS Cable Operations
Sign-On Bonus $
$5,000 (50% after 3 months, 50% after 12 months)


The Field Service Technician-Construction I position performs the general labor associated with outside plant cable construction. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting with the installation of communications facilities (both buried and aerial). Work is performed in accordance with state and local regulations in a safe manner.


This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign-on bonus! (Payout terms apply)


Compensation for this role lies typically within the range of $21.00 to $26.00 per hour, but is dependent upon experience.


TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services in nearly 1,00 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS is a growing force in building and deploying fiber optic networks in the United States.


Performs general construction labor in various weather conditions while utilizing safety fundamentals.

  • Assists with and performs the transportation of required construction equipment to and from the worksite.
  • Assists with and performs the placement of new aerial and buried cable according to maps, staking sheets, and locate markings.
  • Uses hand tools, cable locators and test equipment.
  • Installs and/or sets enclosures (buried and aerial) vaults, pedestals and handholes.
  • Climbs poles, ladders, towers and other structures as needed; uses bucket truck when required.
  • Marks/labels fiber optic and/or copper facilities.
  • Uses dispatching application and associated tools.
  • Assists with fiber, copper and coax splicing and repairs.
  • Assists with outside plant preventative maintenance.
  • Performs landscape restoration after project completion.
  • Services, cleans, maintains and repairs equipment.
  • Provides assistance to Installation and Repair technicians, as needed.


Required Qualifications

  • 6 + months of experience related to the construction of buried and aerial utilities -OR- current military service, or prior military service with honorable discharge.
  • Must follow the TDS attendance guidelines in order to meet TDS’s business needs including but not limited to our obligations to our customers and to our customers’ needs.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, remain eligible for DOT requirements and possess the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s

Other Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of telecommunication products and services.
  • Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific requirements, which may include a background check administered by the customer.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Physical requirements may vary based on company needs: Ability to dig, lift and climb. 
  • Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and may require occasional travel.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed. May be required to work various/swing shifts as business needs dictate.
  • Must be able to operate vehicles with manual transmissions. 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must also be able to climb poles, ladders, towers or other structures.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions and may have to work in attics and crawl spaces, or high-risk areas such as high voltage electrical, trenches, and manholes. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat.  The noise level in the work environment is at times loud.



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.


At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


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