Construction Assistant

Department: Construction
Reports To: C&E Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt

General Summary:
Assists in the construction, installation, and modification of OSP facilities, network facilities and equipment located at the customer premise. Required to locate and GPS network facilities locations. Position requires travel throughout the WRT service territories with occasional overnight stays.

Essential Job Functions: 
Assists in installation and maintenance of premise protectors, NID housings, pedestals, fiber cable, hand holds and grounding solutions.
 Assists in installation of new services and equipment for subscribers by installing drop wires, station protections and network interface devices.  Works with hand tools, motorized tools, vehicles, and trailers.
 Assists in installation, service, and removal of network facilities and equipment.
 May assist other departments with the installation and maintenance of security system, surveillance system, key systems, and other CPE equipment.
 Performs limited splicing and testing of basic drop cables.
 Completes all necessary installation and repair related forms and reports.
 Reads and understands utility maps, prints, and aerial imagery to assist in identification of underground fiber assets.
 Operates handheld detection equipment in the designed manner.
 Works in all types of terrain and hazards (grass, gravel, ditches, etc.), all types of environments (construction sites, highways, industrial, private property, etc.) and all types of weather conditions.
 Drives extensively and gets in-and-out of vehicle repeatedly, may walk several miles per day.
 Marks the location of underground fiber assets on roadways, private property, and other locations, as appropriate and needed, using required spray paints, flags, and other equipment.
 Accurately and consistently wears safety gear and operates safety equipment as appropriate and required.
 Operates handheld GPS units in the designed manner.
 Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and achieve results with good fiscal policy.
 Adapts to the evolving and changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities of WRT and the industry.
 Promotes organizational mission and goals by influencing others to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes.
 Displays an ongoing positive commitment to learning and self-improvement; desiring and making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills for work.
 Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
 Knowledge of fiber facility construction process and procedure.
 Knowledge of telecommunications plant operations and maintenance.  Knowledge of company products and services.
 Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
 Skill in working with IVUE and Microsoft office software.
 Skill to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance manuals.
 Skill in using mechanical and electric power tools.
 Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.
 Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
 Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
 Ability to pay close attention to detail.
 Ability to read and interpret technical documents.
 Ability to effectively function as a team player.
 Ability to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate about WRT’s sales culture.
 Ability to think progressively and innovatively while quickly grasping and synthesizing new ideas.
 Ability to maintain positive attitude.
 Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by WRT’s insurance carrier.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Reporting Requirements:
Reports to WRT Headquarters Plant Building in Hazen, ND and must reside within WRT service area.

Apply Now

Applications/resume and applicable certifications to Lexi Lawson, WRT Administrative Assistant, PO Box 467, Hazen, ND 58545, or email by 5:00 p.m. on August 10, 2020.

WRT is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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