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Michigan Technological University Telecom Technician in Houghton, Michigan

Department: Information Technology

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Job Description Summary


As a Telecommunications Technician you will be pulling, installing, and terminating

cable for the voice, data, and security infrastructure at Michigan Tech. You will

become part of a culture that empowers employees, treats them with respect, and

encourages innovation and open communication.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)


  1. Pull, terminate, and test Cat6/6A cable.

  2. Install cable pathways and raceways.

  3. Move phones, and make cross connections for new data and voice services.

  4. Install and terminate security and access control hardware.

  5. Mount and hang equipment such as wireless access points, and security cameras.

  6. Utilize ladders of varying heights, basic hand tools and power tools.

  7. Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

  8. Learn basics between various types of cable and termination methods.

  9. Solve problems with existing cable infrastructure (Cat 3/5/6, 110 blocks, etc.

  10. Other duties as assigned.

  11. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

  12. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.



Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)


  • High school diploma

  • Valid driver's license

  • Must be a US Citizen (no dual citizenship).



Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Professional experience pulling, terminating, and testing network cabling.



Desirable Education and/or Experience



Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)


  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Office suite, use of email, calendar, and general knowledge of computers

  • Energetic - Ability to work at a sustained pace and produce quality work.

  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate and conduct oneself, conforming to a set of values and accepted standard

  • Detail Oriented - Ability to focus and take direction from others.

  • Craft Oriented - Ability to use skills, knowledge, and ability to produce a high-quality end product.

  • Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method.

  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.

  • Self-Motivated - Ability to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own initiative.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.