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Sales & Service Technician

Frontier Communication

This is a Contract position in Burney, CA posted June 9, 2021.

Title:  Sales & Service TechLocation: Burney, CaInternal Posting:  4/15/21 to 4/22/21Headcount: 1Union: IBEW 1245/303Summary Frontier Communications is a billion-dollar company with seventy years of experience.  We are committed to bringing next generation communication services to rural areas and small and medium sized towns and cities.  We are currently the largest municipal Wi-Fi operator in the country. Frontier is looking for our Technicians to engage and develop customer relationships and provide solutions to our customers through our products and services.  All of our employees are expected to be ambassadors of Frontier Communications within our communities. Job Description Install and maintain inside wire for residential/business broadband (DSL/Video) service, Central Office and B-box junctions as required for broadband continuity, digital subscriber carriers and associated broadband equipment, such as DSLAMS, Residential Gateways and DSL business class routers, along with the array of wireless home networking equipment. Other equipment will include FTTH (Fiber to the House). Requires the ability to use and understand automated Dispatch equipment (i.e. hand-held terminals), read and understand broadband service orders and trouble tickets, and the use of appropriate broadband test equipment. Must be able to adapt to changes in the business to include; advances in technology, new skills and procedures, as well as participation in the company lead generation program through the promotion and sale of additional Frontier products and services during each customer contact. Duties CommunicationCommunicate effectively and accurately on customer issues to eliminate repeat trouble calls. Mentor co-workers to expand knowledge, be self-motivated and display the ability to follow through on assignments in a timely manner.Outside Plant KnowledgeEffectively use preventive maintenance program by rebuilding aerial/buried/underground cables. Utilize General Order 95/128/133 to ensure proper facility installation.Read and interpret Outside Plant drawingsPC ApplicationsNavigate web, set up Business/Residential computer(s) and demonstrate applications to customer. Effectively use Frontier’s internal programs and dispatch program to complete assignments.ProductsSupport install and repair company products and services.Responsible for promoting and selling the company’s products and services and participate in the company’s sales referral programs during their working hours.TestingUnderstand and demonstrate basic telephone/broadband technology. Utilize test equipment to install products and isolate trouble effectively.  Basic Employment Requirements Education:High School graduate or equivalentMust complete company provided broadband training, which includes full installs for DSL Experience:Five (5) years experience in telecommunications installation and maintenanceMust be able to complete full installs of broadband services (DSL)Basic telephony knowledgeMust understand different PC operating support systemsMust have knowledge of the following Radio Frequency attributes:FundamentalsBehaviorsSpread spectrum technologiesNetwork trouble diagnosisTelecommunications wiring color-code competencyBasic keyboard and software skillsPrevious experience in application of California General Orders 95 and 128 Preferred Experience/Knowledge:Basic splicing or telephone construction experienceCertification/license requirements:Valid California driver’s license – Good Driving Record (Some Areas may require Class A driver’s license)Ability to pass/obtain Pole Climbing Certification Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit, bend, stoop, stand and walk (occasionally over uneven terrain) for extended periodsRegularly lift, move or push 35 poundsMust be able to periodically move items up to 75 poundsAbility to climb wooden poles and various types of ladders Environmental Factors(Ability to work in extreme heat/cold, at heights over 15 feet, 3rd shift):Ability to work in temperature extremes ranging from –30° to +110° FahrenheitAbility to work in confined spaces, (i.e.: attics, crawl spaces, manholes, trenches)Ability to work at heights up to 75 feet