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Idaho Power Company Communication Technician Apprentice or Journeyman - Temporary in Boise, Idaho

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Application Deadline:

07/24/2019 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

# of Positions:

1

Job Type:

Regular

Job End Date:

04/30/2021

Exemption Status:

Non-Exempt

Pay Range:

Apprentice Level: $32.14 - $38.70 (Non-Exempt) Journeyman Level: $40.17 - $48.38 (Non-Exempt)

Minimum Age Requirement:

Job Description:

Communication Technician Apprentice:

The Communication Technician Apprentice ensures secure operation of the interconnected electrical power system by assisting the Communication Technicians in installing, commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, testing and maintaining communications systems. Communications systems include: microwave, MPLS, power line carrier, satellite systems, telephone, fiber optics, leased circuits, land mobile radio systems, dispatch console system, cellular and satellite circuits, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), protective relay communication systems, and other associated electronic equipment.

Communication Technician:

The Communications Technician ensures secure operation of the interconnected electrical power system by installing, commissioning, troubleshooting, repairing, testing and maintaining communications systems. Communications systems include: microwave, MPLS, power line carrier, satellite systems, telephone, fiber optics, leased circuits, mobile radio systems, dispatch console system, cellular and satellite circuits, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), protective relay communication systems, and other associated electronic equipment.

REQUIRED SKILLS

Communication Technician Apprentice:

Basic knowledge of:

  • Digital microwave system maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Base station and two-way radio system maintenance

  • Installation, testing, and maintenance of fiber optic systems

  • Installation, testing, and maintenance of Satellite systems

  • Associated tools and test equipment

  • Acceptance testing of leased four-wire telephony circuits

  • Mathematics of power measurement

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system operation and trouble isolation

  • Internet Protocol

  • MPLS

  • Computer networks

Skills in:

  • Troubleshooting techniques, proficient use of test equipment for evaluating communications equipment performance

  • Effective use of schematics and diagrams

  • Proficient use of power and hand tools, such as crimpers, wire cutters, strippers, and splicers

  • Use of computer operating systems, computer serial communications, and knowledge of computer networks

Ability to:

  • Properly correct and document changes to communications schematics and maintain maintenance databases in CommData

  • Work in a team environment, as well as be self-directed when necessary

  • Work with a high degree of accountability to meet operations, regulatory, and organizational requirements

  • Manage multiple projects while keeping up with schedule maintenance. Expected to work increasingly independently as evaluated by the Journeyman and/or Leader

Communication Technician:

Advanced knowledge of:

  • Digital microwave system maintenance and troubleshooting

  • Base station and two-way radio system maintenance

  • Installation, testing, and maintenance of fiber optic systems

  • Installation, testing, and maintenance of Satellite systems

  • Associated tools and test equipment

  • Acceptance testing of leased four-wire telephony circuits; mathematics of power measurement

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system operation and trouble isolation

  • Internet Protocol

  • MPLS

  • Computer networks

Skills in:

  • Troubleshooting techniques, proficient use of test equipment for evaluating communications equipment performance

  • Effective use of schematics and diagrams

  • Proficient use of power and hand tools, such as crimpers, wire cutters, strippers, and splicers

  • Use of computer operating systems, computer serial communications, and knowledge of computer networks

Ability to:

  • Properly correct and document changes to communications schematics and maintain maintenance databases in CommData

  • Work in a team environment, as well as be self-directed when necessary

  • Work with a high degree of accountability to meet operations, regulatory, and organizational requirements

  • Manage multiple projects while keeping up with scheduled maintenance

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Communication Technician Apprentice:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED, AND Associates degree in electronics discipline, OR equivalent military electronics training, OR completion of a related formal apprenticeship training program recognized by the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience:

  • Two or more years of work experience maintaining electronic communications equipment

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position

  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days.

Communication Technician:

Education:

  • High school diploma or GED, AND Associates degree in electronics discipline, OR equivalent military electronics training, OR completion of a related formal apprenticeship training program recognized by the Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience:

  • Five or more years of work experience maintaining electronic communications equipment

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position

  • FCC General Operator License or equivalent.

  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position lifts/carries up to 35 lbs up to 20 feet in testing, maintaining, repairing, and installing communication equipment. Sustained awkward postures with crouching, kneeling, bending/stooping, and twisting is required in performing manual dexterity activities, gripping, pushing, pulling, and using hand tools. Hiking or snowshoeing up to ΒΌ mile is performed to reach towers and climbing ladder on 20- 140 ft tower (utilizing safety equipment). 50-60% of communications work is performed on the laptop. Driving of up to 2.5 hours is necessary and with occasional operation of snowmachines/snowcat, or potentially riding in helicopter to reach communication towers in winter. To ensure the manufacturer's rated capacity of bucket trucks are not exceeded, applicants body weight cannot exceed 300 lbs. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Communication Technician Apprentice:

Enrollment in the IPC Communication Technician Apprenticeship Training Program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Additional safety related training may be required.

Must live within 30 minutes of the state regional office.

Position will require candidate to climb communication towers up to 140 feet in height and snowshoe into remote communication sites in all weather conditions. Must be able to operate company vehicle off road in challenging weather conditions.

Must abide by Idaho Power Company's safety rules and regulations. Complete required Company and safety training.

Competencies:

Adaptability, Applied Learning, Collaborating, Communication, Decision Making, Quality Orientation, Safety Focus


Need Assistance Completing Your Application?

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Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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