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TDS Telecommunications Corporation Field Service Technician-Construction III in Spokane, Washington

Field Service Technician-Construction IIIJob LocationsUS-WA-SpokaneID2021-17245CompanyTDS TelecomOverviewThe Field Service Technician-Construction IIIposition oversees the construction and maintenance of outside plant cable facilities in TDS Telecom serving areas. Performs advanced operation of construction equipment which includes, but is not limited to, trenchers, backhoes, end loaders and plows. Manages the overall project while coordinating with internal and external resources. Ensures the entire team operates according to safety protocols.ResponsibilitiesReceives maps and staking sheets for full construction project and ensures project is built with limited guidance.Communicates updates to the project team as required.Manages daily and weekly project work based on deadlines, material and equipment availability, weather, and other factors. Coordinates with supervisor to ensure continual supply of work and availability of materials.Drafts and submits redlines upon completion of project.Ensures locates are performed on time and prior to team's and equipment's arrival to worksite.Regularly engages municipalities, utility companies, suppliers, contractors, and property owners to smoothly coordinate project tasks and avoid disputes.Reads construction plans and municipality permits, and determines approach for completing work.Maintains all project documentation, record costs of project materials and material transfers.Ensures DOT inspections are performed on equipment.Works with project managers to ensure projects remain on schedule and within budget.Advanced operation of trenchers, backhoes, end loaders, plows, and other excavating equipment to construct and maintain outside plant cable facilities.Advanced operation of all test equipment associated with outside plant facilities and construction duties.Installs, troubleshoots, tests, splices, repairs, and maintains fiber optic/copper facilities. Identifies location of defective cable using various test equipment and repairs buried, aerial, underground and/or customer cable. Locates cable and fiber in response to customer requests and/or construction needs. Performs cable fault acceptance tests on newly constructed facilities.Actively trains, monitors and coaches team members while sharing construction knowledge and experience. Performs quality control inspections and makes training recommendations. Ensures safety protocols are enforced.QualificationsRequired Job Qualifications2+ years of construction experience utilizing heavy equipment such as a trencher, plow, and backhoe -OR- current military service, or prior military service with honorable discharge.2+ years of telecommunications outside plant experience.1 + years of experience leading construction projects.Must follow the TDS attendance guidelines in order to meet TDS's business needs including but not limited to our obligations to our customers and to our customers' needs.Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and must remain eligible for DOT requirements.Other QualificationsUnderstanding of telecommunication products and services.Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific requirements, which may include a background check administered by the customer. Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task.Physical requirements may vary based on company needs: Ability to dig, lift and climb. Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and may require occasional travel. Must be willing to work overtime as needed. May be required to work various/swing shifts as business needs dictate.Must be able to operate vehicles with manual transmissions. Physica