This position is responsible to complete the apprenticeship program to attain the qualifications of a communications technician journeyman. This position is also responsible to become proficient in the installation, maintenance, and repair of microwave, fiber optic systems, ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio systems and associated subsystems. This position is identified as a Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) related position, which may allow physical and/or logical access to Bulk Electric System (BES) cyber related assets or systems.
To perform effectively in this position, the incumbent must possess knowledge, at an apprentice level, of microwave, Sonet, fiber optic, and VHF and UHF radio system maintenance and repair. This is obtained through the completion of a two-year degree in Electronic Technology or related field. The incumbent must develop a thorough understanding of all assigned systems to ensure transmission system reliability and rapid isolation and repair of equipment problems. Job requirements include a first, second, or general class FCC license or appropriate industrial certification, (need to have by the end of first six months employment), a valid driver’s license, ability to meet applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) driver requirements, and the ability to work with minimal supervision. This is a DOT (FMCSA) qualified position.
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