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Buried Drop Technician-Entry Level

Canton, GA, USA Req #889
May 16, 2024

About this Role:

As a Windstream technician working on the buried drop team, you will perform the physical installation of buried copper, fiber, and coaxial cable from the network hub to the customers’ residence. 

Our team of Buried Drop Technicians care about technology and connecting customers to products they value. 

This is a safety sensitive position.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform the physical installation of buried copper, fiber & coaxial drop cable to connect Windstream’s network to the customers’ residence.
  • Use your technical expertise and customer focus to create meaningful connections with customers.
  • Interpret work drawings and instructions and complete necessary paperwork.
  • Sell and promote Windstream products and services.
  • Train new employees on daily job functions.
  • Operate hand-held computer for retrieving and clearing job tasks.
  • Operate machinery including trenching and boring equipment for burying cable.

 

Do You Have? 

  • The ability to walk ½ mile + while operating following a drop plow that places service cable. 
  • Ability to work the schedule including overtime, callouts, and standby as needed.
  • Basic technology and math skills.
  • Ability to distinguish colors present in color-coded cable.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 70 pounds.
  • Ability to successfully complete required training, including overnight travel out-of-state.
  • A valid driver’s license and safe driving record.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment DOT physical.

 

Minimum Requirement:

This is a safety sensitive position.

 

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Physical Tasks– Standing Continuously: 67-100% | Walking Continuously: 67 – 100% | Sitting Occasionally: 0-33% 

Driving- Car: Occasionally: 0-33% | Van: Continuously: 67-100% | CMV: Occasionally: 0-33% | Climbing: Continuously: 67-100% | Bending: Continuously: 67-100% | Crouching: Continuously: 67-100%| Pushing-Pulling: Continuously: 67-100% |Carrying: Continuously: 67-100% | Reaching Above Head: Continuously: 67-100% | Lifting-Lowering >1-15 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >15-30 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >30+ lbs: Continuously: 67-100% 

Repetitive Hand Action: >Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | >Fine Manipulating: Continuously: 67-100% |Operate Foot Control: Occasionally: 0-33% 

Audio Visual Needs- Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100%| Far Vision: Continuously: 67-100% |Peripheral Vision: Continuously: 67-100% | Depth Perception: Occasionally: 0-33% | Color Discrimination: 34 – 66% 

Exposures to: Cold: Frequently: 34-66%, Heat: Frequently: 34-66%, Dampness: Occasionally: 0-33%, Heights: Occasionally: 0-33%, Vibration: Occasionally: 0-33%, Skin Irritants: Occasionally: 0-33%, Lung Irritants: Dust: Occasionally: 0-33%, Fumes/Gases: Occasionally: 0-33% 

Equipment Used in Job Performance/Working Environment: Test Equipment, Ladders, Climbing Hooks, Hand and Power Tools, Van 

Types of Driver’s License Required: Driver’s License 

Other details

  • Job Family Field Operations
  • Job Function Operations
  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Canton, GA, USA