Communications Systems Craftsman

Company Name: Central Lincoln PUD
Phone Number: (541) 265-3211
City: Newport
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97365
Job Title: Communications Systems Craftsman
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Telecommunications
Posting Start Date: August 10, 2017
Salary: 50.67
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

The first review of applications: 8/24/17


Install, troubleshoot, document, repair and maintain communication systems and miscellaneous electronic equipment. Work may be performed in any of the following areas: Land Mobile Radio, Microwave, Telephone, Fiber Optics, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), Data Communications, Advance Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and miscellaneous electronics.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Install, maintain, repair, test and cali­brate tele­metering and SCADA equipment in Central Lincoln’s substa­tions, dispatcher’s control room, trading floor and Central Lincoln Generation Facilities. Complete other related work as directed.

Install, maintain, test and repair portable, mobile, base and microwave radios systems.

Install, test, calibrate and main­tain Water Opera­tions SCADA system, pump control super­visory equip­ment, programmable controllers, and filter plant electronic equipment.

Install, test, operate, configure and maintain Central Lincoln’s fiber optic system and electronic interface equipment.

Install and maintain HMI, SEL and PLC/Control System installations in substations, pump stations and other facilities.

Locate radio frequency inter­ference reported by customers.

Maintain and repair communications systems (phone system/mapboard) and other equipment integral to the dispatcher’s SCADA system.

Other related duties as assigned.

Experience Required:


Knowledge of:

  • Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) regula­tions pertaining to the op­eration and mai­ntenance of radio transmitters.
  • Analog and di­gital telemetering sys­tems, frequency shift tone equip­ment and SCA­DA equip­ment.
  • Pump control sys­tem, water level telem­et­ering and closed ci­rcuit television systems.
  • Safety rules and procedures.
  • Conventional Optical Networking and fiber optic Wave Division Multiplexing technologies.
  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol) networking concepts and applications in 802.x (Ethernet) environments or relevant Internet RFC’s (Request For Comments) documents dealing with specification of the TCP/IP protocol.

Skill in:

  • Use of hand tools/power tools, radio, fiber and teleph­one test equip­ment.
  • Use of fre­que­ncy che­ck­ing equip­me­nt and adjusting set to frequency li­mits.
  • Use of electronic test equipment (DMM/Scope Meter etc.).
  • Use of personal com­puters/laptops/managed switches and programmable con­trollers as used in con­trol sys­tems.

Ability to:

  • Comprehend and effective­ly work from com­plex electri­cal and electr­onic drawings.
  • Locate cau­ses of equipment malfunc­tions and to make repairs.
  • Demonstrate cultural competency through respectful, inclusive work habits and through the valuing and welcoming of cultural differences in all position responsibilities.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate Central Lincoln’s performance competencies.


  • This position requires an F.C.C. General Radio Telephone License, or the ability to obtain within one year. Must have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the installation and repair of one (1) or more of the following:  Microwave systems and multiplexers; WAN/LAN network equipment; VHF fixed station and mobile radio; Telephone systems.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
  • Valid driver’s license:  Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required:  Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement:  No
  • FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


  • The incumbent reports to the Operations Supervisor.
Posting End Date: September 9, 2017