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 Application

Seasonal Construction Technician

Department: Construction

Reports To: C&E Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

General Summary

Places fiber cable by operating plowing, digging, boring and trenching equipment. Maintains buried cable by testing and repairing cable. Places and maintains cable within underground conduit system. Splicing and testing of fiber cables. Installs and maintains pedestals and poles. Installs and removes aerial cable. Performs related construction tasks as required. May stake predesigned jobs and verify contractor placement and restoration per the design while collecting GPS data. Position requires out of town work with overnight stays. Utilizes computer software to receive, track, clear, and enter project data and orders. Emergency work and working after normal daily hours will be required at times. This position is primarily responsible for revenue generation through strategic alliances with new and existing WRT customers. The Sales Account Associate will inform and educate existing and potential WRT customers of our equipment, products and services. The Sales Account Associate will work closely with potential and existing WRT customers to identify and develop exclusive business development plans to fit the customer’s needs while providing exceptional customer care and follow-up to ensure the best customer experience. To promote an efficient increase in sales and profitability, the Sales Account Associate will be expected to be a self-starter and to be self-motivated as this position works remote 85% or more of the time with a flexible work schedule. Travel within the WRT market service area is required with overnight stays.

Essential Job Functions

• Operates construction equipment including cable plows, trenching machine(s), boring machine(s), backhoe/loader(s), aerial trucks/trailers and boom equipment, as well as other various hand tools, motorized tools, GPS collector, and non-CDL trucks and vehicles.
• Assists in installation and maintenance of premise protectors, NID housings, pedestals, fiber cable, hand holds and grounding solutions.
• Assists in installation of new services and equipment for subscribers by installing drop wires, station protections and network interface devices.
• May assist other departments with the installation and maintenance of security system, surveillance system, key systems, and other CPE equipment.
• Works in all types of terrain and hazards (grass, gravel, ditches, etc.), all types of environments (construction sites, highways, industrial, private property, etc.) and all types of weather conditions.
• Operates handheld GPS units in the designed manner.
• Marks the location of underground fiber assets on roadways, private property, and other locations, as appropriate and needed, using required spray paints, flags and other equipment.
• Restore original landscaping as close as possible.
• Splices cable for new construction.
• Repairs and maintains aerial cable, and buried fiber cable.
• Installs and maintains premise protectors, ONT housings, Network Interface devices, pedestals, poles, hand holds and proper grounding solutions.
• Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of fiber facility construction process and procedure.
• Knowledge of telecommunications plant operations and maintenance.
• Knowledge of cable color code.
• Knowledge of company products and services.
• Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
• Skill in operating various non-CDL vehicles and construction equipment.
• Skill in splicing fiber cables.
Skill in working with IVUE and Microsoft office software.
• Skill to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance manuals.
• Skill to properly collect GPS data.
• Skill to operate and interpret OTDR results.
• Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail and self-motivated.
• Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
• Ability to effectively function as a team player.
• Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
• Ability to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about WRT’s sales culture.
• Ability to think progressively and innovatively while quickly grasping and synthesizing new ideas.
• Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieve results with good fiscal policy.
• Adapt to the evolving and changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities of WRT and the industry.
• Promote organizational mission and goals by influencing others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
• Display an ongoing positive commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills for work.
• Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by WRT’s insurance carrier.

Education and Experience

Associate degree in Electronic Technology is preferred. Previous experience in operating construction equipment is preferred.

Reporting Requirements

Reports to WRT Headquarters Plant Building in Hazen, ND and must reside within WRT service area.

Application Process

Apply on-line at www.westriv.com or send application/resume and applicable certifications to Michelle Perreault, Human Resources Manager, P.O. Box 467, Hazen, ND 58545. Position open until filled.

WRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 Application

IT Specialist

Department: Installation & Repair Department and Network Department

Reports To: I/R Manager or Network Manager

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

General Summary

This position provides expertise on all IP products and services. There are four areas that the IT Specialist will specialize in; VoIP, routing, firewalls and security. The IT Specialist is responsible for design, test, implementation and maintenance practices that ensure the efficient and reliable operations. This individual works closely with other team members and departments to coordinate activities and projects to support WRT’s Network and customer’s private networks.

Essential Job Functions

• Design, test, implement and maintain layer 2 switching.
• Design, test, implement and maintain layer 3 routing infrastructure.
• Design, test, implement and maintain digital and VoIP voice systems.
• Design, test, implement and maintain firewalls.
• Design, test, implement and maintain security controls.
• Design, test, implement and maintain IOT devices.
• Analyze data and make recommendations for equipment changes based on analysis; including forecasting, trending, and capacity projection in all IP related infrastructure.
• Maintain a record of engineering solutions, such as detailed engineering requirements, detailed reference design, and detailed integration test plan documents and results.
• Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieve results with good fiscal policy.
• Adapt to the evolving and changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities of WRT and the industry.
• Promote organizational mission and goals by influencing others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
• Display an ongoing positive commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills for work.
• Perform all other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Knowledge of routing and switching platforms including; BGP, MPLS, ISIS, OSPF and other routing protocols in an ISP and customer environment.
• Knowledge of network security (ACL s, IPsec Tunnels), firewalls (Security Appliances), NetFlow, IPSLA, and VPN technologies in an ISP and customer environment.
• Knowledge of security controls to prevent monitor, log, detect, and mitigate information security threats in an ISP and customer environment.

• Knowledge of server management, authentication, and monitoring technology including; SNMP, ACS, RADIUS, AAA in an ISP and customer environment.
• Knowledge of VoIP application and SIP protocol in an ISP and customer environment.
• Must have and maintain CompTIA A+ certification
• Must have and maintain CompTIA Network+ certification.
• Must have and maintain the Cisco CCNA certification.
• Must have or be willing to obtain and maintain the Cisco CCNP certification.
• Must have or be willing to obtain and maintain ECMS1, ECMS2 and Cisco Meraki Solutions specialist certification.
• Ability to think analytically and to problem solve.
• Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as schematics, blueprints and circuit diagrams.
• Ability to pay close attention to detail.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
• Ability to evaluate, test and repair sophisticated equipment.
• Ability to improve or redesign procedures for specific installation/repair problems.
• Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
• Ability to effectively function as a team player.
• Ability to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about WRT’s sales culture.
• Ability to think progressively and innovatively while quickly grasping and synthesizing new ideas.
• Ability to maintain positive attitude.
• Must be willing to work outside normal hours and on call as required.
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and be insurable by WRT’s insurance carrier.

Education and Experience

Information Technology degree or related degree or two years or more related work experience is required.

Reporting Requirements

Reporting location will be identified in the position posting but in all cases the employee must reside within WRT service area.

Application Process

Apply on-line at www.westriv.com or send applications/resume and applicable certifications to Michelle Perreault, WRT Human Resources Manager, PO Box 467, Hazen, ND 58545. Position will be open until filled. 

WRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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