(Position closes at 12:00 p.m. on Monday August 2, 2021)
Southside Electric Cooperative, a member-owned rural electric cooperative headquartered in Crewe, VA, is seeking a motivated and skilled Telecommunications Technician responsible for the installation, monitoring, maintenance, and repair of the Cooperative’s telecommunications assets. Your experience enables you to function in this role on day one.
Southside Electric Cooperative serves 55,000 homes and businesses in 18 counties across Central and Southside Virginia. As a member-owned cooperative, we are committed to providing exceptional member service and supporting our communities.
As Southside Electric Cooperative's Telecommunications Technician, you'll take the lead on:
Supporting and maintaining communications of the following systems: Microwave network; SCADA – radio; AMI; Mobile radio; and VOIP.
Performing software and firmware upgrades of telecommunications system and devices.
Installing, maintaining, and repairing:
Office/site infrastructure equipment including but not limited to data cabling, UPS systems, grounding, fiber, AV equipment, etc.
LAN/WAN equipment under the direction of the Network Administrator
Installing, terminating, and certifying fiber-optic cables.
Utilizing data to monitor and preparing reports on communication performance as required.
Who you are
Your knowledge of telecommunications systems is vast and includes voice over IP systems, point-to-multipoint radio systems, power and phoneline carriers, microwave systems, fiber optics, radio – both voice and data, power systems including UPS, DC chargers and battery banks, and more.
Your supervisors and peers frequently compliment you on your exceptional analytical and problem solving skills as well as your strong attention to detail.
You interpret and comply with the National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code as it relates to all the applicable job responsibilities.
You read and understand technical manuals, schematic diagrams, and related documentation with ease.
This is a hands-on job that can be physical, so you don’t mind working around impediments high and low to install and configure equipment, connections, wiring, and cable working from layouts or plans.
You possess a basic understanding of computer networks and TCP/IP and are computer literate in programs such as Windows, Office, Cooperative email system, Internet browsers, and programs specific to the Telecommunication Technician position.
Most of all, at Southside Electric Cooperative, you won't be lost in a vast pool of Telecommunications Technicians. As our resident subject matter expert in all things telecommunications, you'll have every opportunity showcase your talents and make recommendations to improve our systems infrastructure – we love new ideas!
Experience and Education
Three to five years of related work experience is required, with two of those years to be experience in controls. The experience requirements may be adjusted if you have the appropriate formal education and applicable work experience.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Completion of post-secondary education program or equivalent work experience in computer science, telecommunications, engineering, or related field.
Our Telecommunications Technician must live or be willing to locate within sixty minutes legal drive time of our Headquarters office in Crewe.
At Southside Electric Cooperative, keeping the power on for our members is primary and that can mean extra hours at night and even on weekends and holidays, often in the worst weather. But we are not intimidated by adverse situations and emergencies. Like you, we are always ready to roll up our sleeves and get to work when the workload demands. While other businesses close their doors during inclement weather, we report to work to serve our members, any time, night, or day.
Documents to establish identity and employment eligibility are required. Offers of employment are conditional upon a negative alcohol and controlled substance test.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary based upon experience.
Internal Number: TTHQ20210802
About Southside Electric Cooperative
SEC strives to provide safe, reliable electricity and related services at the highest value to our member-owners. We exist to enhance the quality of life of the communities in which we serve and live. We achieve this mission by our actions that demonstrate integrity, fiscal responsibility, member engagement, community involvement, and by living out the cooperative principles.
The relationship we have with the member-owners of SEC matters to us, and we work hard every day to prove this through our actions. We recognize that our member-owners expect to receive a quality of service which surpasses that typically associated with simply being a “customer” of an investor-owned utility.
Our four district offices are located in the areas where we serve, and our employees live in these areas as well. Our employees are very active in our communities and participate in a number of ways to improve the areas in which they live. SEC employees are active volunteer fire fighters, EMTs, first responders, youth sports coaches, and Sunday school teachers, to name a few. Making Southside Virginia a better place to live and work is very important to us. It is inherent in our mission as a cooperative and it is a commitment we make, not only to our members but to our co-workers and our families.