Communications Technician I – Wyoming, MI

Communications Technician I

Black Hills Corporation

Wyoming, MI

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Description

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with the installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing of communications equipment used for power system operation and control, relaying, data logging, and indication without endangering system operation.
  • Assist with the support of Multiple Address System/Broadband SCADA communications systems, Microwave, Spread Spectrum, V-Sat, AMI/AMR systems, two-way mobile radio systems, and fiber optic network communications systems and equipment.
  • Assist with troubleshooting, maintaining, and provisioning serial connections and basic TCP/IP devices.
  • Work from and interpret electrical drawings and electronic circuit diagrams.
  • Assist with antenna systems analysis, design, testing, and installation.
  • Install, manage, and maintain communications wiring and cabling systems.
  • Maintain battery plants and associated rectifier equipment.
  • Assist with software and firmware upgrades of telecommunications system and devices.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation as required for 24×7 support.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, public safety, and the safety of Company employees and assets.
  • Respond to system emergencies as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • No experience required. Training provided. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles of analog and digital radio communication, including serial and analog communication's protocols, technologies, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Basic understanding of wiring techniques, computer networks, and TCP/IP.
  • Familiarity with PCs and equipment, equipment troubleshooting skills, and test equipment associated with telecommunications systems support.
  • Detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communications skills, and computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite – Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio, and Word.
  • Carry out assigned tasks, interact in a team-based environment, maintain proficiency on new equipment and software as technology evolves.
  • Ability to travel (two to three days away from home, including occasional overnights and/or weekends).

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Black Hills Corporation

625 Ninth St

Rapid City

South Dakota United States

www.blackhillscorp.com

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