Outside Plant Construction Technician I WI
Company: TDS Telecom
Posted on: February 12, 2024
As an Outside Plant Construction Technician I in Plymouth, WI,
you will perform the general labor associated with outside plant
construction for PON/fiber optic networks. This includes, but is
not limited to, assisting with the installation of communications
facilities (both buried and aerial). Work is performed in
accordance with state and local regulations in a safe manner.
As an Outside Plant Construction Technician I, you will have the
opportunity to obtain a Class A CDL through our in-house training
program. You will attend safety training at one of our new
facilities where you will also be trained on Pole Climbing and
Bucket Trucks. On-the-job training includes exposure to various
construction equipment including Directional Drill Rigs, Mini
Excavators, Trenchers, and Locators. Fiber optic training includes
Fusion Splicing, Fault Detection, and exposure to OTDRs and other
advanced testing equipment.
This position is eligible for a $1,000 sign-on bonus!(Payout terms
This position can be hired at either a Outside Plant Construction
Technician I (requisition ID #2024-23096), or an Outside Plant
Construction Technician II (requisition ID #2024-23097) level,
depending on the skills and qualifications of the candidate.
Different job postings exist for each of these positions. Please
reference each job posting for the minimum qualifications required
for each role and submit an application for each level that you are
both interested and qualified for.
The pay range listed for this position represents the low and high
end of the base compensation range. The actual offer amount will
carefully consider multiple factors, such as relevant skills,
qualifications, work experience, location and/or competencies that
align with the specified role. Certain positions are eligible for
additional forms of compensation such as bonuses and equity
TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider
of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience,
the growing communications company is building and deploying new,
fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver
up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit
internet speeds to business. In addition, TDS provides innovative
TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit tdsfiber.com to
TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,500 people
and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE:
TDS], a Fortune 1000 - company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data
Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted
and managed services to approximately 6 million connections
nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and
OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit tdsinc.com.
Performs general construction labor in various weather conditions
while utilizing safety fundamentals. Assists with and performs the
transportation of required construction equipment to and from the
Assists with and performs the placement of new aerial and buried
fiber according to maps, staking sheets, and locate markings.
Uses hand tools, cable locators, and test equipment.
Installs and/or sets enclosures (buried and aerial) vaults,
pedestals, and handholes.
Climbs poles, ladders, towers, and other structures as needed; uses
bucket truck when required.
Marks/labels fiber optic and/or copper facilities.
Uses dispatching application and associated tools.
Assists with fiber splicing and repairs.
Assists with outside plant preventative maintenance.
Performs landscape restoration after project completion.
Services, cleans, maintains, and repairs equipment.
Completes all related paperwork in a timely manner.
Provides assistance to field services technicians, as needed
The functions listed above are intended to describe the general
nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to
this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities; other duties may be assigned.
6+ months experience in any combination of the following areas:
customer service, electrical or utility construction, OR-technical
certification (or higher) -OR- current military service, or prior
military service with honorable discharge.
Must follow the TDS attendance guidelines in order to meet TDS's
business needs including but not limited to our obligations to our
customers and to our customers' needs.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and remain eligible
for DOT requirements.
Must have the ability to obtain a Class A CDL. A current CDL is
preferred at hire, but TDS will train and certify eligible
associates through its in-house CDL certification program after
Physical requirements may vary based on company needs: Ability to
climb poles, ladders, towers, and other structures as needed.
Ability to kneel, dig, lift, and pull.
Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific
requirements, which may include a background check administered by
Basic understanding of telecommunication products and services.
Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and
may require occasional travel.
Must be willing to work overtime as needed. May be required to work
various/swing shifts as business needs dictate.
Must be able to operate vehicles with manual transmissions.
Do you meet all of the Required Qualifications, but aren't sure if
your experience meets the Other Qualifications? We encourage you to
apply! Research shows that some candidates may not apply for jobs
unless they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications, when, in
fact, they have the skills and experience to be successful in the
role! Experience and skills come in many different forms and may
not always look identical to what we have on paper, but still lead
to success in the role. If you meet the Required Qualifications and
believe you have what it takes to be successful in the position,
Physical Demands and Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and stoop,
kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must also be able to climb
poles, ladders, towers or other structures. The employee is
occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or
balance, and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift
and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more
than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
exposed to outside weather conditions and may have to work in
attics and crawl spaces, or high-risk areas such as high voltage
electrical, trenches, and manholes. The employee is frequently
exposed to moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment; high,
precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and vibration. The
employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions,
toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The
noise level in the work environment is at times loud.
Associates scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week have access
to medical, dental, vision, life insurance, a 401(k) plan, and paid
time off benefits such as vacation (15 days accrued per year for
full-time; pro-rated for part-time associates working between 20-39
hours), sick leave (10 days accrued per year for full-time and
pro-rated for all other associates), seven paid national holidays
and one floating holiday, paid parental leave (2 weeks after 12
months of employment), among others. Short Term Disability and Long
Term Disability coverage is also available for associates working
30 or more hours per week and Education Assistance is available to
full-time associates. Associates scheduled to work under twenty
hours per week or for a limited term (i.e. interns) are eligible
for medical coverage, the 401(k) plan (if 18 or older), as well as
sick leave (10 days accrued per year for full-time and pro-rated
for all other associates). For more detail on the benefits we offer
At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our
differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to
race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected
veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our
diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!
$22.18/Hr. - $33.28/Hr.
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