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Requisition Number 18-0383
Post Date 12/10/2018
Title Fixed Wireless Field Engineer
City West Fargo
State ND
Description

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

Visit MidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.

JOB PURPOSE:

Maintain and improve the capacity and integrity of Midco’s regional fixed wireless network. 

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintain, repair, and upgrade the capacity and integrity of the regional fixed wireless network.
  • Create and implement action plans to develop, troubleshoot, and improve the network.
  • Maintain the vertical assets, Headend, fiber, and power supply of the network.
  • Read, communicate, and contribute to system designs and network plans.
  • Comprehend, and utilize cable system maps and plans.
  • Oversee activities of service, maintenance, and construction impacting the network.
  • Test and review system designs and configuration; coordinate efforts with team members.
  • Ensure that technical specifications meet service, regulatory, and franchise standards.
  • Operate and drive a Company vehicle in accordance with Midco’s “Use of Vehicle for Company Business” policy.
  • Possess knowledge of Midco’s safety program (Target Zero), practice and enforce safety rules and procedures; operate all equipment in a safe manner.
  • Produce and maintain timely and accurate documentation.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in all forms of communication with internal and external customers.
  • Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.
  • Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Mentor new hires as required.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in several areas of the field.
  • Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and strategies, initiatives and projects 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, critical-thinking and decision-making skills while using good judgment.
  • Multi-task without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that develops positive relationships with clients, team-members and leadership.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement while creating and implementing viable solutions
  • Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree in electronics or related field preferred. 
  • Three to five years of experience in the fixed wireless or telecommunications field.
  • Successfully complete and obtain Tower Climbing Certification. Consistently apply Tower Climbing principles in all aspects of work.
  • Working knowledge of construction, the National Electrical Code, OSHA regulations, state and local regulations, general safety standards, and the entire telecommunications system configuration.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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 70 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb heights up to 500 feet and perform physically demanding tasks at such heights. Must be able to frequently climb a ladder and work in an elevated position with proper equipment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
  • Must be able to distinguish between separate colors.
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation and vibration.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work from elevated heights and in tight spaces such as attics and crawlspaces.

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.

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  • 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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