Telecommunication Specialist IV

Telecommunication Specialist IV
ReqID: 95482
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Greensburg, LA 70441
Operating Area/Functional Area: Information Technology
Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Technology allows us to monitor, manage and control operating pressures in our pipelines. It keeps us informed on the costs of our projects. Information Technology is about delivering innovative technical solutions anytime, anyplace and on any device. This enables our people to make the right decisions when and where they need. It is more than just being an information technology provider, it?s about delivering a way to achieve greatness better, faster and more efficiently.
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Our organization is seeking a skilled Telecommunications Technician to be a part of our Atlantic-Gulf Telecom Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining an extensive and complex telecommunications network. This position will be located in Greensburg, LA. The person selected for this position will need to live or relocate to the McComb, MS or Greensburg, LA area.
NOTE: This position will require 50-75% daily travel to remote sites with limited overnight obligations and will include the use of a company assigned vehicle.
Provide technical services to support the operation of a large complex voice and data telecommunications system.
Troubleshoot, operate, and maintain systems composed of microwave, fiber, two-way radios, leased circuits, cell modems, VSAT?s, SCADA radios, terminal servers, digital multiplexers, VoIP telephone systems, IP and serial radios, routers, switches, WAPs, security cameras, intrusion alarms, and telecom alarm systems by various manufacturers (Alcatel, Nokia, Motorola, Aviat, Eltek, GE MDS, Cisco, 4RF, DPS Telecom, etc .).
The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide reliable and efficient telecommunications services to the offices and field sites located in Eastern Louisiana and Mississippi.
Additional responsibilities include maintenance and repair of all company owned and leased communications facilities including towers, buildings, and all associated equipment. Tower climbing is performed by contractors but the responsible Williams tech will ensure safe work practices are followed and quality results are achieved.
This position will be responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining all telecom and network equipment located within their assigned area of responsibility. This person will also be expected to occasionally work outside of their primary area of responsibility to assist other techs, help with projects, and to provide support while other techs are unavailable or busy.
This position will be responsible for testing and maintaining communications site AC and DC power systems including batteries (12V, 24V, -48V), rectifiers, generators, fuse panels, solar panels and grounding.
This person is required to accept after hours on-call for response to equipment failures and emergencies with occasional unscheduled overtime.
Works closely with Telecommunications Engineers/Specialists to assure the reliable operations of the Company's Telecommunications assets.
Interfaces with SCADA, Gas Control, Network Services, local operations and other support groups and outside vendors as needed.
Basic Requirements:
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Ability to use computers and standard programs such as Windows, Outlook, MSWord, Visio, and Excel with requirement to learn other Windows and Non-Windows based programs.
Minimum of 6+ years of experience in Telecommunications operations and maintenance.
Candidate must be highly motivated and eager to learn.
Must be able to develop work schedules, possess excellent interpersonal skills and work with little or no supervision.
Must be a team oriented individual, with the ability to work well with others.
Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Must be willing to travel using company provided vehicle. Overnight travel may occasionally be necessary.
Must maintain a valid driver?s license and a good driving record.
Must be available for 24 hour call out. Must be willing to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
Must be able to walk, bend, crawl, work in extreme heat, extreme cold, high noise, and enclosed spaces, while climbing ladders, and lifting items that weigh more than 50lbs.
Associate's or two-year technical school degree in electronics or military electronics training. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
Valid FCC or networking license or other telecommunication certificates or licenses.
Cisco training a plus.
Experience maintaining telecommunications infrastructure for a pipeline company, utility provider, railroad or other related business.
Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: N
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 75%
Relocation Offered: Yes
Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

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