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Cell Technician I

Company: Commnet Broadband
Location: Reno
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the operations and maintenance of cell sites. Cell technicians work closely with RF Engineering, Site Development, Network Switching, Telco Engineering, and Network Operations Center (NOC) personnel to ensure cells are on the air and operating correctly. Cell Technicians goals are to perform significant preventative maintenance in order to minimize corrective maintenance and cell down time.Cell technicians are also involved in cell site acceptance. This may include coordinating with equipment vendors and various subcontractors involved in site installations and equipment additions. T1 acceptance testing and trouble isolation with local telephone company field employees and various control center personnel is critical.Cell Technicians must be able to use various electronic digital test equipment such as GSM/CDMA test sets and antenna system sweep gear. Strong computer skills are necessary as technicians are required to monitor cell sites and perform remote trouble shooting. Must also maintain cell site records such as site logs, sweep / test printouts, preventative maintenance logs, trouble tickets, etc. Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Repairs or replaces damaged or faulty items in a timely manner to ensure maximum network availability.
  • Performs all components of cell site maintenance including: automatic/manual optimization, antenna testing and results analysis.
  • Performs testing, acceptance and analysis of DS0, FT1, T1, T3, OC3, and STS1 circuits including: Microwave or SONET systems, CSU, T1 interface devices, Digital Cross Connects and physical cross connects utilizing appropriate test equipment (T-BERD or equivalent)
  • Ensures power systems are functional which includes performing and analyzing battery routines, performing voltage adjustments and PMs on rectifiers and DC power systems.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of site buildings and grounds.
  • Performs inspection of microwave systems. Including: performs routine preventive maintenance, equipment alarm analysis, inspection of waveguide pressure and desiccant, annual preventive maintenance on all radio types, advanced troubleshooting, basic installation and acceptance of radio and path alignment with tower crew.
  • Assists more experienced Site/Field Engineers in testing and repairing network equipment.This position imposes the following physical requirements on a regular basis:
    • Lifting tools and equipment up to 75lbs
    • Climbing 10-15 feet on ladders
    • Standing on altered terrain for up to 8 hours at a time
    • Average of 16 hours/week of driving involved Required Qualifications:
      • 1+ years wireless, cellular, or PCS telecommunications experience
      • General understanding of grounding system design, testing and maintenance
      • Basic understanding of System Performance statistics and
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • Excellent problem solving and equipment trouble shooting skills
      • Self-starter with ability to work in an unsupervised environment
      • Clean driving record and valid Drivers License required Desired Qualifications:
        • AA or Technical Associates degree
        • Knowledge of all call processing schemes Including ANALOG/CDMA/UMTS/LTE
        • General understanding of grounding system design, testing and maintenance
        • Basic understanding of System Performance statistics and Translations About the Company:Commnet, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, is focused on closing the digital divide in Rural America and Tribal Lands in the Western U.S. Commnet has a long and rich history of deploying communications in parts of America where there were no or few options. The Companys initial focus was to bring basic mobile wireless communications as a Mobile Network Operator, offering Mobile Wireless and Mobile Lifeline services to remote customers as well as provide a large roaming footprint for the customers of all national network operators when they come to visit and explore the beautiful rural West. Today, Commnets focus and vision are now to connect Rural America to broadband communications in these same areas, deploying fiber middle-mile and distribution fiber to deliver retail fiber to the home (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services where they are needed most. Commnet is also a large wholesale provider to local Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Incumbent and Competitive Local Exchange Providers (ILECs/CLECs) as well as a build/operation partner for 5G mobile Sites for the national Mobile Network Operators. The Company also brings operational expertise to Tribal and local County and regional partners, sharing in the cost and operational responsibilities of running reliable broadband communications, but doing so with a feel that is familiar to local residents and businesses.The Commnet mission is simple: to enable (through partners and carriers) or directly deliver high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities and Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity.Compensation & Benefits:Hiring Compensation Range: $25-$29 per hour (compensation determined by the applicants education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.)Benefits: Commnet is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to all regular full-time positions (hourly & salaried) to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Benefits include health, vision, dental, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D, short/long term disability coverage, parental leave, emergency travel assistance, and 401k. All employees also get access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes services such as 100% confidential counseling, financial information/resources, legal support, and general wellness issues.**A Note to Agencies** All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Commnet Broadband (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. PI216439865

Keywords: Commnet Broadband, Reno , Cell Technician I, Professions , Reno, Nevada

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