Telecomms Technician C
Company: American Electric Power
Posted on: October 15, 2021
Adjust, install, test and repair multiple types of
telecommunication equipment using various hand tools and testing
instruments. The competencies/areas of discipline of this position:
EMS/SCADA, Networking Systems, Field Radio Equipment, Radio
Networking, Fiber Optic, Transport Systems, Mobile Data Systems,
and Telecom Site Infrastructure
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:
1.) Must be knowledgeable in one (1) and advanced in one (1) of the
2.) Networking Systems- LAN/WAN, Wireless Access Point
3.) EMS/SCADA- Hardware, Digital and Analog Interfaces,
Concentrators, RTU Protocols, SCADA Front-end
4.) Radio Networking- IMC,Radio Consoles, EDG, Star Gate, and IP
5.) Field Radio Equipment- Mobile & Portable Radios, Repeaters,
Control Stations, Antennas, GPS
6.) Fiber Optic- Fiber Optic Equipment, Fiber zoptic Cable and
Fiber Splicing (ADSS & OPGW)
7.) Mobile Data Systems- Radio/Computer/Interface, MDC Mount and
Power, MDC Software Support, MDC Computer.
8.) Transport Systems- Channel Bank, SARS, DACS, SONET, Microwave
9.) Site Infrastructure- Generators, HVAC, Communication Towers,
Grounding, Civil Engineering
10.) Repair common equipment problems in at least one of the
following areas (General Telephony, PBX/KEY Systems, Fiber Optics,
Digital Communications, Land Mobile Radio, Microwave).
11.) Diagnose common telecommunications problems such as: ground
start trunks; loop start trunks; different trunk types (IMT, DID,
FX, OPX); signaling associated with trunks; basic understanding of
the philosophy of PBX software; prior experience programming any
12.) Diagnose common fiber optics problems by the following:
knowledge of basic fiber installation; know difference between
loose tube and tight buffered; know the difference between
multi-mode and single mode; have the knowledge of the types of
splices (e.g., ST, D4); knowledge of different types of fiber test
equipment (e.g. power meter, OTDR).
13.) Diagnose common DSO/DS3 problems by knowledge of the
following: knowledge of basic T-1 installation; have knowledge of
maintenance and testing of T-1 system; possess the ability to
operate test equipment (TIMS, BERT).
14.) Diagnose common EDG EDACS land mobile radio problems by the
following: basic working knowledge of land mobile radios; have the
ability to operate radio test equipment (Service Monitor RF Watt
Meter, RF Signal Generator/AC Voltmeter).
15.) Diagnose common microwave problems by the following: knowledge
of basic microwave installation; knowledge of system (e.g. RF,
Baseband) troubles; knowledge of channel troubles; knowledge of
antenna associated with microwave system; basic knowledge of
microwave system alarms.
16.) Will lead activities and projets as assigned
17.) Provide Guidance and Training to Others
Education requirements are listed below:
- An Associate Degree in Telecommunications, Industrial
Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology,
- Electronic Technology or equivalent of at least two (2) years
telecommunication technician experience or a successful completion
of a 2 year Telecommunication Apprentice Program.
Work Experience requirement listed below:
no experience except as noted above in lieu of education.
Must respond to callouts in both outage and non-outage work to
maintain and support business operational needs and schedules. Must
be able to learn and comply with all applicable business unit
instructions and procedures.
Must be able to learn and comply with the rules, safety practices
and procedures applicable to the work environment and report unsafe
conditions and practices. Must learn and have a working knowledge
of OSHA and Environmental guidelines.
Must be able to learn and properly use the tools and equipment and
their use as required in the work.
Must be able to read, interpret and work from simple prints and
Communicate effectively, both verbally and written, are required
for this position. Demonstrate professional conduct and effective
interactions with employees, contractors and others.
Required License(s)/Certification(s) are listed below:
- Must possess the appropriate State driver's license.
The required Pre Employment tests are listed below:
- EEICAST - Construction & Skilled Trades
Physical demand level is Not Yet Determined
REQUIREMENTS - PHYSICAL DEMANDS: List any physical demands required
for this job Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up
to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Carrying:
Supporting the weight of an object with hands and arms and moving
from one place to another. Lifting Raising objects horizontally
from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to
a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper
extremities and back muscles. Climbing: Ascending or descending
ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet
and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Ability to coordinate hand and foot
motions with visual stimuli in order to engage in or perform
physical activities, such as typing, operating vehicles or
mechanical equipment, etc.
Seeing: Near Vision: Clarity of vision as 20 inches or less. Far
Vision: Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Depth Perception:
Ability to judge distance and space relationships. Field of Vision:
Area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes
are fixed on a given point. Accommodation: Adjustment of lens of
eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Color: Ability to identify
and distinguish colors Hearing: Perceiving the nature and intent or
meaning of sounds
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