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Outside Plant Construction Foreman (Watertown)

We have an immediate opportunity for an Outside Plant Construction Foreman who is a Hands-on leader in building aerial and underground fiber optic outside plant. Responsibilities include heavy equipment operation, directional boring, trenching, fiber splicing, utility pole framing, cable installation and service activation.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience in a construction/industry related environment

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred or relevant education and experience

  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry certification within past 5 years required

  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and may be required to obtain a CDL

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required and must be able to effectively communicate with crew

  • Must be adept at planning and organizing

  • Must be able to read and perform basic mathematical computations

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus and to identify basic colors of fiber strands

  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis and at times be able to lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Out of town and overnight travel is required

  • Flexibility in schedule is required to be able to work overtime and be on call as needed

  • OSHA 30-Hour General Industry certification within past 5 years preferred

  • Bucket truck and line truck certification preferred

  • Pole climbing certification preferred

  • Ability to consistently work in heights 18’ or more


Communications Technician IA (Plattsburgh)

The Communications Technician is responsible for installing and maintaining customer solutions including Hosted Voice Services, SIP/PRI solutions as well as managed services.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (Bachelor’s Degree Preferred)

  • Provisioning, deploying and supporting Hosted PBX, SIP, and analog voice services

  • Provide pre-sales Engineering support for customer solutions

  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call rotation

  • Support customer deployments both onsite and remotely

  • Develop network customer deployment documentation,

  • Demonstrate thorough communication

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Regional Travel: 25 – 50%


Network Engineer (Watertown or Plattsburgh)

Essential Functions:

  • Setup network environments by implementing configuration, documentation, and enforcing system standards

  • Operating and maintaining all types of legacy and next generation local and toll switching technology

  • Provisioning and troubleshooting voice services: Hosted PBX, SIP, and analog voice

  • Provide training and guidance to Network Administrators and Technicians

  • Monitoring performance, troubleshoot network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, collaborating with Senior Network Engineers & Architects on network optimization

  • Provide pre-sales Engineering support for customer solutions

  • Provide installation support for customer solutions

  • Participate in a 24×7 on-call rotation

  • Support Network Administrators, Network Operations Center Technicians and Administrators with escalated trouble

  • Develop network documentation, Methods of Procedure, Standard Operating Procedures and schedules as require

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Regional Travel: 25%

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of relevant work experience

  • Experience with VoIP, SIP, PRI, and analog voice

  • Experience with Central Office Switching, translations experience preferred

  • Experience with troubleshooting dynamic routing protocols, specifically BGP and OSPF

  • Experience with MPLS is preferred

  • Experience with system and network virtualization using VMware

  • Experience with router platforms – Juniper and Cisco

  • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, L3VPN, L2VPN, and Traffic Engineering using BGP and MPLS-TE

  • Knowledge of IP Routing Protocols (ISIS, OSPF, BGP)

  • Knowledge of Ethernet Switching technologies and Protocols

  • Understanding of Active Ethernet and FTTx

  • CCNP, JNCIS or similar level industy certification preferredNetwork Engineer (Co-Op/Internship)


Network Operations Engineer (Co-Op/Internship)

Responsible for operating, provisioning, maintaining, and troubleshooting the company’s integrated voice and data network.  Responsibility also includes maintaining high-level support for existing company voice/data products and services.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate, provision, maintain, and troubleshoot all aspects and components of the network.

  • Provide training and guidance to Network Administrators and Network Operations Center Technicians.

  • Participate in professional activities to keep abreast of technical development within the Telecommunications field.

  • Provide pre-sales Engineering support for medium to enterprise customer solutions.

  • Provide reports to Network Operations Manager on network performance, capacity, growth, and engineering analysis.

  • Solely or assisting Network Architect with design and implementation of new network elements & products.

  • Support Network Administrators and Network Operations Center Technicians with escalated troubles.

  • Develop network documentation, Methods of Procedure, Standard Operating Procedures and schedules as required.

Qualifications:

  • Junior/Senior status pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in an IT field with three years of relevant work-related experience preferred.

  • Ability to work independently and travel between site locations.

  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.

  • Must have experience, training, or exposure to the following: networking (routing/switching), telecommunications switching, multiplexors, digital cross-connects, voice and data network design, network provisioning, and troubleshooting.

  • Firm understanding of the PSTN (Public Switch Telephone Network).

  • Basic electricity training.

  • At least two years telecommunications experience preferred.

  • Central Office Switch experience preferred.

  • Lucent Switching and Translations experience preferred.

  • Experience with outside plant construction preferred.

 

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 Westelcom is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.