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Network Communications Technician Hastings MN

Company name
CenturyLink, Inc

Hastings, MN

Date Last Verified
Mar 30,2018

Posted on
Mar 29,2018

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CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information. Job Summary As a Centurylink Network Communications - Central Office Technician you will be\u00a0responsible for all aspects of working in the physical Central Office as follows: Support and maintain all switching equipment in Central Offices. Install, support and maintain special circuits and be capable of working within the TIRKS system. Monitor and support all switch alarm activity. Install, support and maintain fiber networks. Support and maintain transport network and central power platforms. You should be familiar with both inside and plant cabling practices. Technician must be self motivated and be able to drive issues to resolution. Technician is expected to promote and sell CenturyLink services. Technician must observe all safety rules and regulations. Technician must work well with both customers and fellow peers.\u00a0 All other duties as assigned Job Description Five years of current experience in a central office, related telephony field, or the equivalent in training and experience. Incumbent must be technically proficient in order to perform the specific work requirements of the job in the particular location. Ability to achieve required certifications and to successfully complete any required training or coursework. Ability to analyze the performance of switching and peripheral data systems and initiate corrective action. Effective oral and written communication skills, particularly in detailing technical information. Ability to maintain an excellent attendance record. Must possess a valid driver\u2019s license, be able to safely operate company vehicles and equipment, and maintain a safe driving record. \u00a0Heavy lifting as required. Ability to identify and distinguish audible tones\/levels. Knowledge of transmission and supervision characteristics. Must have working knowledge of central office NAP functions. Must have working knowledge of PC\u2019s, including basic computer operational tasks. Must be able to respond to after hour call-outs, work overtime, shift, weekends, and holidays as required. Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and at various hours of the day\/night. Ability to quickly adapt to new technology\/equipment\/platforms. May be required to reside within certain proximity of a reporting location. Must be able to travel overnight as necessary for business requirements and training. Ability to safely climb ladders while working aloft. Qualifications Associate\u2019s degree in electronics, communications or a related field; or the equivalent in training and experience. Preferred Qualifications: SONET Fiber Optic transport experience. Network , A , CCNA Certifications. Certification in CISCO, Microsoft, or other related network\/data systems. Certification or equivalent training in inter-networking technology and LAN\/WAN equipment such as Ethernet switches, routers, ATM, frame relay, IP, and routing protocols. Current experience with NGDLC Systems, GTD-5, Siemens MXU 914A and 914E, or Nortel DMS family switches. Education

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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

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