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Technology is an enabling force behind the work being done at Cornell. The entire Cornell community depends on our talented centralized IT group to provide support for all technology-related needs. CIT is composed of 7 teams: IT Administration, IT Security Office, IT Communication and Documentation, the Project Management Office, Customer Service & Support, Enterprise Applications, and Infrastructure Services.
What you will do:
The Network Technician is a member of central IT's Field Services team that is responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining voice, data, wireless, and video network systems infrastructure, including hardware and software, on behalf of Cornell Information Technologies (CIT) for the Cornell community.
You will perform work as specified on assigned work orders/trouble tickets in compliance with CIT and industry standards and OSHA regulations; pulling, splicing, and terminating copper and fiber cable, assisting in the installation and configuration of Ethernet switches, voice and wireless electronics; maintaining printed and online documentation of physical communications plant; as well as troubleshooting and resolving operational performance of network systems infrastructure.
Work is performed on a daily basis at multiple campus locations - indoor and outdoor worksites - which may include construction areas, confined spaces, mechanical rooms, maintenance holes, and rooftops. You will wear appropriate safety gear when required.
You will have and maintain a valid NYS driver's license as you will be required to drive a university vehicle for work purposes.
Position requires rotational 24/7 on-call responsibilities throughout each calendar year.
What will you have:
Associates Degree with more than 6 months, but less than one year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
Minimum of six months experience installing, repairing, and maintaining voice, video, wireless, data and special-purpose network systems, including those based on copper twisted pair,and fiber-optic plants
Basic understanding of telecommunications, data networking, and structured wiring
Familiarity with different category of cabling components such as CAT 3 vs CAT 6
Ability to read and comprehend engineering documents then execute plans in the field
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with an ability to remain focused in a fast-paced, team-based, demanding customer-driven environment
Ability to fully and precisely work to specifications and standards that directly impact the operation and integrity of the university's services
Understand customer needs and deliver service that customer requests
Ability to think through the tasks in each job assignment and prepare for an efficient job completion
Ability to obtain and convey technical information to people of varying levels of knowledge and responsibility essential
What is desired:
Familiarity with industry standards such as TIA/EIA 568-B, single-mode, and multi-mode fiber optic cabling
Experience with cable management, work orders, and time tracking systems
BICSI knowledge or training
Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic computer knowledge
No Visa sponsorship is available for this position.
University Job Title:
Network Tech II
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
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