Telecommunications Network Construction Technician

Company Name: Tacoma Power
Phone Number: (253) 502-8158
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Telecommunications Network Construction Technician
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Telecommunications
Posting Start Date: June 22, 2016
Salary: $26.11 - $31.74
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Build, install, activate and maintain aerial and underground hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) systems. Ensure workmanship is completed to standards and specifications and construction and safety guidelines.

Job Responsibilities:

•Ensure all work is completed within construction and safety guidelines and specifications
•Ensure proper placement and location of HFC systems in the rights-of-way and on private
property; assist in ensuring the integrity of the system
•Operate a variety of office, test and construction equipment
•Work in conjunction with other utilities and contractors
•Coordinate with contractors to facilitate construction and installation projects and to  adjust project plans as necessary following inspections; account for contract bid items in
preparation of payment to contractors
•Build and maintain aerial, underground and MDU telecommunications system

Experience Required:
  • Construction specifications and plans
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Record-keeping techniques
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Aerial telecommunication plant design; utility construction; tool functions and maintenance; aerial splicing and activation, sweep and certification
  • Underground telecommunication plant design; utility construction; splicing and activation, and sweep and certification
  • Perform aerial construction including installing coax and fiber optic cables
  • Perform backhoe trenching, rock-saw trenching, chain trenching and plowing for underground construction
  • Operate assigned construction equipment
  • Utilize hand tools to install connectors, fasteners and wire
  • Communicate professionally orally and in writing
  • Perform basic algebra
  • Plan, organize, and execute work
  • Work independently with little direction
  • Meet schedules and time lines
How to Apply:

Applicants must apply online at

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their supplemental questions scored. Applicants must receive a passing score in order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Appointment will be subject to passing a background check. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.

Posting End Date: July 8, 2016