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Network Operations Technician

Company: Crown Castle
Location: Troy
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Title:Network Operations Technician (T3)Company SummaryCrown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand-connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we're the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of -$100B.RoleResponsible for supporting and maintaining Crown Castle Networks. Year-round objectives to include, first response to outages and impairments, along with making the needed repairs to the assigned networks. Annual Preventative Maintenance inspections to network and host related equipment. Various computer related administrative tasks, i.e uploading photos and documents, using GUI pages along with many web-based tools. Safe work practices must be applied to the completion of all work related tasks, along with integrity, quality and attention to details.ResponsibilitiesPerform all activities in a manner to ensure the safety of yourself, your team, your customers and the public.Participate in on-call rotation schedule for nights and weekends.Install, Turn-up, Test and Provision SONET, WDM and Ethernet equipment in an optical fiber network adhering to engineered design.Respond to all network outages, impairments and emergencies related to Crown Castle networks.Perform advanced analysis and troubleshooting of problems / issues while assisting the NOC/customer.Complete all annual preventative maintenance inspections thoroughly and accurately, to Crown Castle standards.Label and tag all equipment and cabling according to Network Engineering Diagrams.Operation and understanding of fiber related test equipment, such as , , OTDR, Fusion splicer, Optic power meter, DMM, PMD, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, BERT/RFC Test Sets.Operate PC or similar devices to gain access to Crown Castle networks and complete assigned administrative tasks.Perform both hardware and software updates and/or changes to remote site equipment as necessary.Work efficiently and effectively with cross functional departments, peers, and customers.Interface with customers and carriers in support of service delivery and assurance.Work independently for extended periods of time.First line acceptance of all new and modified networks using the Network Handoff Process.Education/Certifications/LicensureHigh School Degree or equivalent requiredAssociates degree, two-year technical degree or equivalent military/special electronics training experience strongly preferredA valid state driver's license requiredCCNA Certification (or equivalent) a plusTwo (2) or more years of experience in one or more of the following fields: SONET networks and hardware, WDM networks and hardware, Ethernet - 10/100/1000BaseT networks and hardware wireless communications, outside plant fiber optic installations, repair, testing and troubleshootingOperating variety of telecommunications test equipmentOther Skills/AbilitiesKnowledge of radio transmitters, receivers, antennas, electronic theory, fiber optic theoryAbility to work closely with and provide guidance to vendors both on-site and remotelyAbility to analyze and understand PIM/Sweep test dataAbility to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise mannerSkilled in trouble ticket or work order systemsExposure to network monitoring systemsExcellent organizational/administrative skillsAbility to multi-task in a fast-paced environmentAbility to work independently with minimal guidance, while managing time for maximum efficiencyOSHA CertificationsFiber Optic ExperiencePIM or Antenna analyzer certificationsOrganizational RelationshipReports to: District ManagerTitle(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/AWorking Conditions: Works in the Public right of way, exposure to extreme weather, radio frequency, general public. Physical demands of lifting up to 75 pounds, stooping, and climbing ladders. Available to work after hours on projects, weekends, Holidays and On-Call Duty as conditions require. May be required to travel and be away from home location, for extended periods of time.Additional Information:Crown Castle has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in place requiring vaccination by your employment start date, unless approved for an accommodationor otherwise prohibited by law.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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