Telephone & Data Systems Inside Plant Network Specialist (Western Region) in Quartzsite, Arizona

We are looking for a Network Specialist to work within the Inside Plant Construction team. This position will be filled in the Western part of the United States. This person will sit in one of our TDS office locations.

The Network Specialist position on the Inside Plant Construction team requires the ability to manage installation sources based on timeline, budget and scope of a particular project. Individual will partner with Outside Plant Construction, Broadband Systems engineering and other teams to respond rapidly to incoming projects. Individual must be knowledgeable about the current state of the TDS installation standards, and must be aware of ongoing efforts to improve those standards. Individual must be capable of managing internal and external installation sources. Individual must have the ability to conduct inspections on projects and work with internal teams or installation source to correct any issues while maintaining the timeline of a project. Individual must have the ability to educate as needed in order to reduce project issues in the future.

Please note: We can hire this position as a Network Specialist - Senior Network Specialist, based on skills set and relevant experience.

  • Coordinate contractor’s workload and prioritize based on scheduled dates.

  • Collaboratively prioritize as needed to handle Expedites and Jeopardy situations in a timely manner.

  • Select and support and manage internal installers and external installation vendors.

  • Partner with Outside Plant Construction and Broadband Systems Engineering to create a seamless Engineering function in the Implementation pipeline.

  • Work with vendors to coordinate work schedules as necessary.

  • Work with Broadband Systems Engineering to update and maintain Standards as necessary

  • Manage the Construction process and workflow for continuous improvement; monitor internal customer feedback and conduct internal review sessions to ensure Inside Plant Construction output is consistent and high quality.

Required Qualifications

Network Specialist

  • Associate degree (or higher) AND 2 + years work experience in Voice/Data/Video networking -OR- 4 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

  • Must have and maintain valid drivers license

    Network Specialist I

  • Associate degree (or higher) AND 2 + years work experience in Voice/Data/Video networking -OR- 4 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

Network Specialist II

  • Bachelor's degree or higher AND 4 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking OR 8 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking

Senior Network Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree or higher AND 6 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking OR 10 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking

Other Qualifications

  • Must be willing to travel up to 30%

  • Understanding of project management and coordination.

  • Headend experience

  • Familiarity with contractor relations.

  • Experience with Broadband access technologies.

  • Knowledge of Ethernet switching, VoIP applications, QOS, and CMTS

  • Familiarity with AC and DC power equipment and HVAC implementations in both cabin

Requisition ID: 2018-12378

Company: TDS Telecom

External Company Name: Telephone and Data Systems Inc.

External Company URL: www.tdsinc.com