CO Transmissions Technician- Plains

  • Blackfoot
  • Plains, MT, USA
  • Feb 18, 2021
Full time Operations

Job Description


Successful candidates must live in Plains, MT, or within daily commuting distance.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install and maintain central office switching and transmission equipment, power equipment, motor generators, batteries, T1s, DS3, Digital Cross Connects, Fiber/DWDM/CWDM Multiplexers, Microwave Radios, IP based DSLAMS. Installation and testing of Ethernet circuits, and other telecommunications equipment commonly used within the telecommunications industry.
  • Ensure all network systems are working at prescribed levels. Troubleshoot and solve network problems. Keep maintenance log records up to date as required, showing the date and detail of work performed.
  • Responsible with other technicians for cleanliness and general appearance of all switch and transmission buildings. Be available for trouble call-out on a 24-hour basis. Coordinate availability with other technicians.

Additional Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required to fulfill job functions or as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of:
    • Company policies, procedures, products, and services.
    • The telecommunications industry and digital switching technology.
    • Central Office equipment
    • Industry regulations.
    • Time management and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of SIP, MGCP, and Data networking components
  • Skill to:
    • Install, repair, and maintain Central Office switching equipment.
    • Use mechanical and electrical power tools.
    • Operate various office equipment such as a computer, copy machine, fax machine, and multi-line telephone.
  • Ability to:
    • Work independently.
    • Think analytically and be a problem solver.
    • Work in on-call situations
    • Communicate effectively, both in writing and in speaking, with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a courteous and professional manner.
    • Work completely and accurately under time constraints and deadlines.
    • Obtain and maintain a valid Montana driver’s license, have a good driving record, and be insured under the Company insurance policy.
    • Read, analyze, and interpret reports.
    • Provide excellent customer service.
    • Work in a safe and effective manner.

Education and Experience:
- Any combination equivalent to the following education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would qualify. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:
- Associate’s degree in electronics technology; 2 to 3 years of practical hands-on experience in maintaining, repairing, or installing switching systems, preferably MetaSwitch and/or other IP systems, and fiber multiplex systems in a local exchange carrier.

Physical and Other Requirements:
- This position may require 8 to 10 hour days, flexible hours, and some weekends.
- Must be able to respond to off-hour and weekend callouts.

Physical Requirements



50- 74%


Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use a computer. Must be able to read and interpret test equipment. 





Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and business contacts.































Working Conditions:
- This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable.
- Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.
- Good working conditions; may involve occasional exposure to some of the elements listed above.

Additional Information:
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Blackfoot reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

- Associates or better in Electronics or related field.

2-3 years: Fiber multiplex systems in a local exchange carrier
2-3 years: MetaSwitch or other IP systems
2-3 years: Maintaining/Repairing switching systems
2-3 years: Installation of switching systems