TDS

Broadband Technician I

Job Locations US-OR-Bend
ID
2023-21313
Company
TDS Cable Operations
Pay Range
$21.75 - $32.62
Sign-On Bonus
$5000 - 50% after 3 months, 50% after 12 months

Overview

As a Broadband Technician I you will perform basic installations, disconnects and service changes for residential and business customers. These services include, but are not limited to, video service, HSD Services, and home phone service and installation. This role performs basic troubleshooting from the tap to the customer’s electronic devices (TV, DVD, Modem etc.). This position will assist with installing, splicing, repairing and maintaining aerial, buried, and/or underground fiber optic and copper cable.

 

Compensation for this position generally ranges from $21.75 - $27.00+ per hour, but is based on experience.

 

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

 

This position can be hired at multiple levels dependent upon on the assessment of skills and qualifications of the candidate. Unique job postings exist for each of these levels. You may reference each job posting via the Career Portal search function to review the required qualifications unique to each level. Please submit an application at each level you are interested in and qualified for:

  • Broadband Technician II, 2023-21314
  • Broadband Technician III, 2023-21315

 

TDS Broadband Service provides cable TV, broadband internet, and phone service for more than 370,000 customer connections in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and Texas. Visit helloTDS.com.
    
TDS Broadband Service is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom), headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Combined, the companies employ more than 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.
   
TDS Broadband Service and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit tdsinc.com.

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform connects (new connects and reconnects), disconnects (requested and non-pays), upgrades, downgrades, and relocates; install additional outlets and install or remove equipment (i.e. converters).
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • 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.

Other Qualifications

  • Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific requirements, which may include a background check administered by the customer.
  • Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and may require occasional travel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Physical requirements may vary based on company needs: Ability to dig, lift and climb.
  • 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.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, write and operate a computer keyboard, standard office equipment and telephone. The associate regularly communicates with customers. The associate is frequently required to move about and reach for items. Frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. May be required to balance or climb. Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 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.This position may require working outdoors, in mechanical/ equipment rooms, and possible extreme weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Benefits

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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