Salary$25-42.00 per hour DOE
NSTI is currently seeking multiple Full-time Telecom Technicians to work varying rotations around the state of Alaska.
If you have at least 2 years or more of experience installing, configuring and maintaining telecommunication equipment and you enjoy working in a safety-critical environment you should contact us today. North Slope Telecom, Inc. is a choice company to work for, presenting integrity and quality through our performance across Alaska and beyond. About Us
North Slope Telecom, Inc. is a locally-owned and operated telecommunications company specializing in the design, construction, and maintenance of telecommunications systems in the remote arctic and sub-arctic in Alaska since 1980. NSTI is committed to providing quality, state-of-the-art, reasonably priced system design, construction management, and installation services to our clients while maintaining exemplary safety standards.
At NSTI, we focus on safety as a core value and motivate employees to take responsibility for themselves as well as their co-workers. Managing risk successfully is an integral part of our business and we require subcontractors to adhere to the same stringent safety standards that we set for ourselves. If you are a diligent, focused, and proactive individual, we want you! CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE TODAYApplications must have a legible and relevant resume for the job responsibilities and requirements listed below to be consideredResponsibilities:
Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.
Inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning.
Repair or replace faulty equipment such as defective and damaged telephones, wires, switching system components, and associated equipment.
Remove and remake connections to change circuit layouts, following engineering plans, work orders or diagrams.
Demonstrate equipment to customers and explain how it is to be used, and respond to any inquiries or complaints.
Analyze test readings, computer printouts, and trouble reports to determine equipment repair needs and required repair methods.
Adjust or modify equipment to enhance equipment performance or to respond to customer requests.
Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
Check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjust as necessary.
Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
Install all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs).
Conducts self safely at all times, ensures a safe area for others, and completes required training, assessments and reports timely.
Any other work for which you have the skills and ability to perform that furthers the goals of NSTI and meets the needs of its customers.Skills Required (level required ties to level of position):
Solid Mechanical skills
Telephony & Electronics Theory
Cable installation, termination, and testing
ISP & OSP cable installation (fiber, copper and coax)
Radio Frequency (two-way)
Basic Construction & Fabrication
Culture of Safety & PPE
Basic Computer skills
Effective and professional written and oral communication skills.Performance Strengths (Competencies) Needed:
Demonstrates self-performance mgmt. through planning, organization, & prioritizing.
Communicates effectively, written & verbal, with supervisors, peers, & customers.
Works independently with initiative & follow-through.
Works cooperatively as part of a team.
Exhibits professionalism with credibility, confidence, & punctuality.
Demonstrates critical thinking by problem solving with use of research, analysis, innovation, flexibility & decisive decisions.
Understands fiscal responsibility through appropriate use of materials, labor, & equipment.Personal Traits (Core Values):
Performs with accuracy & quality
Displays integrity, honesty, & ethical principals
Treats others with respect & dignityEssential Mental & Physical Functions:
Mental acuity; Required to concentrate and focus for sustained periods up to 2 hours; worker is required to control emotions appropriately to professional environment. Self-aware to work safely around hazards. Comprehend English language to follow & report verbal & written instructions and data including all safety protocols.
Visual acuity; Can see small components; read fine print. Worker is required to have normal range of depth perception & peripheral vision. Color recognition; must identify primary colors of red, green, black, & yellow and safety signage. Follow color codes when terminating cables or working with electrical components.
Maintain balance & body equilibrium; Routine movement on slippery, uneven/unstable surfaces.
Lift, pull, push, and carry a load. Material handling; Medium work - exerting up to 50+ pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Performs proper lifting technique from crouch to lift.
Grasp, crouch, kneel, crawl, reach in any direction; Install & maintenance of telecom & electrical boards and/or componentry where located, utilize small hand tools (manual and automated), and computerized equipment with small controls.
Standing & remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of up to 12-15 hours, with occasional breaks. Telecom installation & maintenance.
Climbing; ascending or descending ladders up to 30 feet high, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, & poles using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. General installation.
Heights; working on scaffolding and towers up to 30 feet high. [Tower specific JD requires over 30’ up to 300’often]
Hazards; Includes a variety of physical conditions, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles and large equipment, electrical current, toxic substances requiring PPE, confined spaces, etc.
Environment – The worker is subject to extreme cold: Temperatures typically -10 up to -50 degrees below freezing wind chill for periods of up to 12 hours, with occasional breaks. Requires Arctic Gear. Other factors – outside remote environmental conditions such as high wind, low humidity, and isolation.
No Telecommuting. Tasks must be performed at NSTI or Customer site location(s).Education and Experience Required:
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Post-secondary education, documented electronics education preferred.
At least 2 years verifiable experience in some combination of required skillsSuccessful candidates MUST:
Live in the State of Alaska or be willing to permanently relocate.
Possess active valid Driver’s License, and possess a valid AK DL within 30 days of hire.
Pass a pre-employment COVID Screenings.
Pass a pre-employment DOT drug & alcohol screening with on-going program participation.
Pass fitness-for-duty testing.
Pass personal background screening.
Be able to fulfil rotational assignments by travel within state of Alaska approx. 50% - 75%
Possess personal trade hand toolsCLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE TODAYApplications must have a legible and relevant resume for the job responsibilities and requirements listed below to be considered
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