Telecommunications Technician/Electrician - Job ID #31 Location: New Prague, MN Application deadline: April 22, 2021
Powering What's Possible...The Power that makes Great River energy an industry leader is our employees.
Great River Energy (GRE) is seeking a telecommunication technician electrician to provide for the operation, installation, testing, checkout and maintenance of telecommunication and associated equipment on the GRE system. The incumbent is responsible for working safely as well as all members of the crew while following GRE safety rules, procedures, and guidelines. Keeps supervisor, foreperson and/or lead informed of overall conditions and status of work activities. Key Responsibilities:
Performs and/or assists in the installation, testing, and checkout of telecommunication equipment such as fiber optics systems, network routers and switches, modems, wideband microwave equipment, microwave voice and data, supervisory control and data acquisition, load management, digital and analog equipment, mobile radio systems, phone systems, telecommunication generators, batteries and chargers.
Develops and updates maintenance procedures along with maintaining equipment records in area of responsibility.
Performs all other related duties and special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
Education & Experience:
Minimum education requirements include a two-year technical degree/diploma that includes telecommunications/ networks/wireless communications related courses and a minimum of three to five years of work experience in telecommunications/network communications/wireless communications.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge of RF, IP networks and SCADA systems.
Ability to install, operate, and maintain RF equipment.
Ability to install, operate, and maintain trunk mobile radio equipment.
Ability to install, operate, and maintain SONET/MPLS/fiber network equipment.
Ability to install, operate, and maintain SCADA.
Ability to install, operate, and maintain IP Networks.
Knowledge of AC and DC circuits including Ohm’s law.
Knowledge of safety rules, procedures, and guidelines.
Knowledge of AC power measurement, familiarity with inductance, capacitance, and power factor.
Skilled at effective communication that includes good interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication.
Skill and ability to use personal computers and related software including test equipment software, asset management software, Windows-based programs, and email.
Ability to perform “switching personnel” duties when required.
Ability to coordinate work or tasks and delegate if needed to appropriate personnel.
Ability to be self-motivated and be able to work alone without direct supervision.
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license to perform the essential job functions.
Ability to maintain a current medical card to perform the essential job functions.
Ability and responsibility to work safely alone and with others while following GRE safety rules, certifications and procedures.
Ability and responsibility to ensure security procedures are followed including immediate notification of potential incidents.
Must be able to reside within 30 mile living radius or 45 mile driving distance from the reporting location located at 906 6th Street NW, New Prague, MN
Great River Energy Employee Skills/Competencies: Promotes GRE culture, collaborates, communicates with courage, learns with agility, understands the business, drives results, inspires potential and thinks strategically.
Working Conditions Working conditions will be indoors and outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions of extreme cold or heat. Schedules shall be any combination of eight, ten or twelve hour shifts and may require the incumbent to live within a 30 mile living or 45 mile driving distance from reporting location. There will be occasional overnight travel, overtime and/or working weekends. This position requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, lift up to 75 lbs., climb, balance, work at heights and work with arms above your head occasionally and/or frequently. Ability to frequently and/or occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and squat, work on even and uneven surfaces and ability to work occasionally in confined space areas. Ability to frequently push, pull, carry, grasp and finger objects. Subject to frequent vibration and hazards and on occasion exposed to fumes, dust or mist. Must be able to differentiate colors, speak and hear.
Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team-based, collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab. Great River Energy is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.
Internal Number: 31
About Great River Energy
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.