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Field Technician I

Lumen Technologies
$44,138.00 - $58,850.00 / yr
United States, Virginia, Norfolk
June 06, 2024

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications - quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up - committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen's commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We've made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we're the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We're looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

Responsible for asset management: processes deliveries and replenishes consumables as well as coordinates shipping and receiving of materials. Maintains tools, test sets, and electronic equipment including, but not limited to: fiber optic transmission equipment, lightwave multiplexing equipment, AC and DC power equipment. Assists in installs, provisions, tests, and maintains DS0 thru OC192 services. May install and test transmission/switching equipment. Troubleshoots network equipment, removes and replaces defective modules, tracks spares and ensures repair. Monitors/locates route and assists in executing restoration in the event of a service interruption, proactively responds to potential problem areas in order to ensure integrity of the network. Responsible for learning all of the systems and applications required to perform the job function adequately. Updates installation records, enters appropriate detailed log information on trouble tickets for reference, and provides reports to others on status updates and issues related to assignments. Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance and inspections on equipment and on the critical infrastructure including, but not limited to: HVAC systems, high-voltage electrical systems, DC Power Plants.

Time and Location
  • We are looking for individuals who are in the Norfolk, VA
  • Most of your will be spent out in the Field in the City or State that is listed above.
The Main Responsibilities
  • Troubleshoots network equipment, removes/replaces defective equipment, and works with appropriate resources to isolate and ultimately restore network. Proactively identify potential problem areas to ensure integrity of the network and company.
  • Assists in the installation/change/decommission and testing of Next Generation technologies such as Edge Compute, Wavelength, Fiber Optic transport, Ethernet, SONET and IP network layers for all available bandwidths offered. May install and test network and customer premise equipment (CPE) including installation and delivery of end user services.DC power installs including tertiary and BDCBB.
  • Utilizes industry standard software and hardware tools to accurately locate, mark, and protect underground outside plant facilities.
  • Performs level 1 preventive scheduled maintenance and inspections on network and critical infrastructure equipment including HVAC systems, high-voltage electrical systems, and DC power plants.
  • With the aid of training and coaching, responsible for learning Lumen trouble ticket, provisioning, time tracking, and materials systems and applications required to perform the job function effectively. Update/report inventory records changes, complete transactional updates within systems to show appropriate activities by job type, enter appropriate time log, and responsive to requests for information/escalations. Regularly provides status updates and reports problem situations related to assignments to management.
  • Objectively evaluate, via provided reports/tools, individual performance in respect to area or national performance objectives. With support of manager, ability to identify areas of improvement as applicable.
  • Understands that basics of installation/change/decommissioning/testing of transport, Ethernet, SONET and IP network layers for all available bandwidths offered.
What We Look For in a Candidate

Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED or up to 2 years of relevant job experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge of at least one of the four major technician disciplines: Transmission, Switching, TCP/IP, and Outside Plant
  • Ability to locate fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts
  • PC skills and proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office applications
  • Ability to learn corporate databases quickly
  • Availability for on-call 24x7 on a rotational basis, on stand-by, call out, dispatch, and overtime
  • A valid driver's license
  • Physical ability to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; lift 50 lbs.; and work in all weather conditions
  • High School Diploma or GED or up to 2 years of relevant job experience
  • Experience and/or knowledge of at least one of the four major technician disciplines: Transmission, Switching, TCP/IP, and Outside Plant
  • Ability to locate fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts
  • PC skills and proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office applications
  • Ability to learn corporate databases quickly
  • Availability for on-call 24x7 on a rotational basis, on stand-by, call out, dispatch, and overtime
  • A valid driver's license
  • Physical ability to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; lift 50 lbs.; and work in all weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant job experience
  • Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
  • Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.
Compensation
The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee's primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual's qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$44,138 - $58,850 in these states: VA

As with the pay range variety that's based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

Requisition #: 333090

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page. Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

Salary Range
Salary Min :

44138

Salary Max :

58850

This information reflects the anticipated base salary range for this position based on current national data. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. Individual pay is based on skills, experience and other relevant factors.

This position is eligible for either short-term incentives or sales compensation. Director and VP positions also are eligible for long-term incentive. To learn more about our bonus structure, you can view additional information here. We're able to answer any additional questions you may have as you move through the selection process.

As part of our comprehensive benefits package, Lumen offers a broad range of Health, Life, Voluntary Lifestyle and other benefits and perks that enhance your physical, mental, emotional and financial wellbeing. You can learn more by clicking here.

Note: For union-represented postings, wage rates and ranges are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreement provisions.

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