Field Sweep Technician
CCI Systems, Inc.
Location: Position requires travel throughout the US.
Why CCI? CCI Systems, Inc. is an Employee-Owned solution provider specializing in telecommunications, comprehensive network assessments, industry-leading engineering, drafting and design services, and 24/7 support services. Come join our team of engineers and experts that guide our customers toward the right choices to future-proof their network for years to come. Our outstanding team-based work culture and environment has allowed us to grow, develop, and retain long-term employees. We value our employee’s hard work and determination and REWARD results all while having fun!
Our mission is to make life better by connecting people through innovative communication systems.
We are seeking Field Sweep Technicians to provide troubleshooting, preventative maintenance recommendations, and repair of HFC distribution systems. Responsibilities will include maintenance, forward and return balancing the system through the use of test equipment, setting up a system sweep generator as well as performing other related duties.
- Assess OSP hardware and infrastructure including but not limited to plant documentation, Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) active and passives, reading and understanding OSP diagrams/drawings, taking and maintaining accurate field notes, operation of a bucket truck, accessing network enclosures and nodes and operation of testing gear.
- Correct customer network failures and improve overall network performance using sweep gear and CATV test equipment.
- Work with customers, subcontractors, and other team members in the field to define, collect, and determine information from customers and customer facilities for project requirements.
- Conduct targeted system sweeps, document findings, and deliver system reports.
- Perform head end and meter set up.
- Troubleshoot with and use standard OSP tools to include OTDR's, light meters, and signal strength meters.
- Perform DOCSIS 3.1 Testing and assessments.
- Calculate system signal losses and make necessary adjustments to resolve issues.
- Reduce and diagnose upstream noise within the cable system.
- Understanding the project SOW and escalation process for deviations.
- Report accurate daily project updates for productivity tracking and project billing.
- Define, develop, and share technical knowledge and stay current on technical advancements.
- Install fiber optic enclosures, nodes, and related equipment as necessary.
- Install in-line devices on system backbone (node, amplifiers, line extenders, taps, splitters, and power supplies) as necessary.
- Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by management.
- 1-3 years’ experience as a Coax Splicer is required.
- 1-3 years’ experience in a HFC Sweep/Technician role within the Service Provider space is required.
- Familiarity with OTDR test equipment, locator, signal level meter, and hand tools.
- Test equipment will include but not limited to the following:
- VIAVI SCU 1800 Sweep Generator, VIAVI OneExpert ONX-630, VIAVI DSP TDR, OTDR, VOM, and Light Meter.
- Full understanding of Viavi/JDSU gear regarding sweep and DOCSIS testing.
- Full understanding of an HFC head end; combining, optics (forward and return), and basic understanding of CMTS, FTTX, and ISP.
- In-Depth understanding of OSP (outside plant) and proficient in troubleshooting.
- Consulting background and experience working with multiple customers is preferred.
- DOT Certification & Bucket Truck and Safety Certifications preferred.
- Ability to maintain accurate record keeping, reporting, and great attention to detail.
- Able to work independently on projects and take direction from teammates and develop skills to advance professionally.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to take direction and work within timelines.
- The ability to embrace corporate values, understand the company vision, and exemplify CCI leadership behaviors.
Shift is Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST but must be able to work outside normal business hours when required.
- Approximately 75% travel is required to be on-site, typically 10 days on and 4 days off.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
- This is a remote position when not traveling.
CCI Systems, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.