Network Specialist - Inside Plant Construction
Madison, WI 
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Network Specialist - Inside Plant Construction
Job Locations US
ID 2020-16224
Company TDS Telecom
Overview

We are looking for a Network Specialist to work within the Inside Plant Construction team.
 

The Network Specialist - Inside Plant Construction position requires the ability to manage installation sources based on timeline, budget and scope of a particular project. Individual will partner with Outside Plant Construction, Broadband Systems engineering and other teams to respond rapidly to incoming projects. Individual must be knowledgeable about the current state of the TDS installation standards, and must be aware of ongoing efforts to improve those standards. Individual must be capable of managing internal and external installation sources. Individual must have the ability to conduct inspections on projects and work with internal teams or installation source to correct any issues while maintaining the timeline of a project. Individual must have the ability to educate as needed in order to reduce project issues in the future.

Responsibilities
    Coordinate contractor’s workload and prioritize based on scheduled dates.
  • Collaboratively prioritize as needed to handle Expedites and Jeopardy situations in a timely manner.
  • Select, support, and manage internal installers and external installation vendors.
  • Partner with Outside Plant Construction and Broadband Systems Engineering to create a seamless Engineering function in the Implementation pipeline.
  • Work with vendors to coordinate work schedules as necessary.
  • Work with Broadband Systems Engineering to update and maintain standards and records as necessary
  • Manage the Construction process and workflow for continuous improvement; monitor internal customer feedback and conduct internal review sessions to ensure Inside Plant Construction output is consistent and high quality.
  • Partner with local FS personnel to ensure project materials are received and stored properly.
  • Ensure installation and Cognito completion forms are completed per the standards put in place by the ISPC team.
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Associates degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years' professional work experience
  • 2+ years' experience in Voice/Data/Video networking
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and insurance

Other Qualifications

  • Must be willing to travel up to 30%
  • Understanding of project management and coordination
  • Headend/Central Office experience
  • Familiarity with contractor relations
  • Experience with Broadband access technologies
  • Knowledge of Ethernet switching, VoIP applications, QOS, and CMTS

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!


Employment at TDS is subject to post-offer, pre-employment drug testing. EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disability.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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