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Telecomms Technician C

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Shreveport
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

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


1.) Must be knowledgeable in one (1) and advanced in one (1) of the following disciplines;

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 Radio

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 Radio

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 PBX/KEY system.

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 specifications.

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

Keywords: American Electric Power, Shreveport , Telecomms Technician C, Other , Shreveport, Louisiana

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