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Requisition Number 19-0004
Post Date 1/7/2019
Title Field Ops Routing Specialist I
City Sioux Falls
State SD

Midco has been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

  • Free and discounted Midco services
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Support of employee involvement in the communities we serve
  • Employee referral program
  • Wellness programs

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Support the Field Operations Group by managing and analyzing the work order assignment process via real time job monitoring and proactive assignment, jeopardy notifications, and reassignment of work orders to best meet the needs of our customers.


  • Provide exceptional customer service in all aspects of work with internal customers.
  • Responsible for efficient routing of work orders to field resources; address needed route modifications; fill-in cancellations where possible.
  • Interpret data from Workforce management systems to identify current and potential field problems.
  • Monitor and manage job jeopardy incidents.
  • Make outbound calls to customers to reschedule work orders, communicate technician arrival times, and other work order related communications and special projects as needed.
  • Support the workforce in customer facing initiatives while keeping technician productivity measures in mind.
  • Inform and update field managers and technicians regarding work in their designated areas.
  • Works with ICOMS, Work Assure, and various Dispatch related applications and software tools.
  • Inform and update field technicians on job information when research extends beyond the initial request for assistance.
  • Record electronic transactions accurately with every call.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
  • Provide advanced troubleshooting on all equipment utilized by Residential and Business Products and Services.
  • Work directly with Video Engineers and Net Transport teams when advanced troubleshooting does not correct the issue.
  • Report Outages and Global Technical Issues to the NOC.
  • Provision new and existing telephone lines in both the Genband C20 and MetaSwitch.
  • Provide back office support by researching and resolving switch related Trouble Calls.
  • Research and manually process Change Orders, Disconnects, Vacation Orders, and Port Outs not able to be completed via automation.
  • Be proficient with the Tech Tool and reinforce and provide instructions for work order tasks that can be completed with the tool.
  • Adhere to Midco’s privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
  • Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.


  • Cross-train as requested to develop and broaden skill sets and to support customer demand.
  • Mentor new hires as required.
  • Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.
  • Support the mission, vision and values of Midco.
  • Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
  • Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
  • Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.
  • Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, coworkers and management.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement to existing procedures while creating and implementing viable solutions for improving work order completion, on time arrival, and customer friendly work order scheduling as part of supporting Field Operations.
  • Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • 1-2 years as Field Operations Support Specialist or relevant experience required.
  • Previous routing experience preferred.
  • Previous customer service experience in a call center environment preferred.


  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 30 lbs.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
  • Employees may be required to work rotating shifts.
  • Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.

Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.


  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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