TQA Field Tech - #197696


Date: 04/08/2021 22:31 PM

City: Vinalhaven, Maine

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day


Under limited supervision, verify that the premise wiring & services meet all company installation & service specifications for residential & SMB customers. Perform basic to complex installation, troubleshooting & repair of video, internet, telephone services from tap to CPE or other demark locations for residential & SMB customers. Perform quality control inspections by reviewing work completed by contract & in-house technicians. Test & repair network hardware for residential & commercial services. Provide exceptional service to customers as well as their technical representatives, ensuring that Charter services interface as expected with business systems

SHIFT available:

Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

  • OR-

Wednesday -Saturday, 8:00am - 7:00pm

  • OR-

Sunday - Wednesday, 8:00am- 7:00pm


Perform quality control inspections & repair residential & complex residential & commercial customer premise HFC network workmanship of in-house & service partner workforces to ensure compliance with quality & safety guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as OSHA & FCC & following procedures as outlined in the CPNIQ, TQA, NEC, NESC, other Installation, Technical Operations, Safety Manuals & Employee Handbook)

Perform basic to complex installation of & troubleshoot/repair coax based phone, internet or video services in a residential & commercial environment from the tap to the connection of the CPE; including but not limited to, all necessary wiring of both interior & exterior associated equipment in the forward & return signal path of the CPN

Configure, install & maintain Network Wi-Fi products to routers, gateway servers, Ethernet switches & wireless access points & other components within HFC

Interact with business customers & representatives, demonstrating an understanding of & regard for the unique priorities of business clients. Work with customer technical support personnel to diagnose & correct service related issues

Respond to equipment failures, troubleshoot & repair equipment while providing the customer with productive communications regarding repair process

Assist supervisor in following up on unacceptable workmanship to ensure work is completed to

satisfactory levels

Recognize & escalate to a supervisor persistent service problems or other observed factors that could impact the ongoing relationship between Charter & a business customer

Follow security procedures to prevent any unauthorized services

Utilize & demonstrate proficiency with tasks, tools, test equipment & information that will enhance business results

Enter inspection findings in established company database in accordance with policy & procedures

Maintain accurate records including time worked, daily logs, gas sheets as required; properly record all required information on data devices and/or work orders

Operate communications device in accordance with company policies

Operate a company vehicle in a safe & responsible manner; Clean, maintain, stock & secure assigned vehicle & equipment in accordance with company policies

For applicable systems: Perform repair & maintenance on voice systems; Installing, uninstalling & reconnecting NEU devices & backup powering; Initiating DHCP script

Adhere to industry specific, local, state & federal regulations, as applicable

Know, understand & follow company policy

Perform other duties as requested by supervisor


Skills/Abilities & Knowledge

Ability to adhere to local, federal regulations & company policies

Advanced understanding of the TCP/IP stack & associated abstraction layers

Advanced knowledge of network designs, network architectures & network topologies

Ability to inspect & repair aerial & underground HFC drop system

Ability to prioritize & organize effectively

Ability to positively influence others & facilitate change to resolve quality issue

Ability to read, write, speak & understand English

Ability to carry, climb & operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft high & 90 pounds)

Ability to differentiate between different sizes & colors of wires

Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting

Ability to use the following hand tools: electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers

Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools & equipment, including gaffs, ladders & fully loaded tool belts

Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe & responsible manner

Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness & ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment

Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles & roofs)

Ability to work while standing 50-70% of the time

Ability to work with small components & wires to make cable connections

Ability to travel (including during inclement weather) to & from assigned territories & company facilities

Ability to work outside for extended periods in any season and/or during inclement weather

Ability to complete documentation accurately

Experience working with complex structure cabling, including Cat 5/6 cabling

Experience in configuring & installing routers, Internet gateway services, Layer2/3 Ethernet switches & wireless access points in commercial environments

Certifications &/or Licenses

Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards

Industry & vendor specific certifications & training (NCTI, SCTE) CCNA or other industry accredited certification


High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

Related Work Experience

6+ months Field Technician V or equivalent work experience

1+ years IP networking experience

Installation & repair of WAN/LAN & wireless router related equipment experience


Skills/Abilities & Knowledge

Ability to use personal computer & software applications

Knowledge of company products & services

Experience with consumer education of products & services

Experience & knowledge of POTs services, IP networking, PBX, point of sale equipment

Knowledge of company products & services

Knowledge of basic mathematics & electronics

Knowledge of drop loss calculations

Knowledge of National Electric Code & National Electrical Safety Code


Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements and/or crawlspaces

Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, & cleaning solutions

Work outdoors in all kinds of weather & at all times of the day or night

Work performed near power lines & electricity

Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles

Work & travel in inclement weather

Work in commercial or factory type environments

Occasionally required to work overtime as the business needs dictate

May be required to work an on-call rotation as the business needs dictate

Ability to work weekends or a second shift as the business needs dictate

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