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Charter Communications/Spectrum Maintenance Technician in Jeffersonville, Indiana

JOB SUMMARYless thanbr>Under close supervision, primarily responsible for preventative maintenance and repair of the hybrid fiber coax network (HFC), including all of its associated equipment in accordance with the company s Engineering Standards and Network Protection Policy.less thanbr>MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESless thanbr>Read and accurately interpret system/network design maps. Verify as built documentation; compare findings in the field with existing documentation and report findings following local processless thanbr>Install and replace HFC physical plant network components such as coax, actives, passives, grounding systems, pedestals, riser guards, conduit etc., according to technical specifications; splice coaxless thanbr>Monitor and report signal leakage and complete repairs as required; identify and repair upstream and downstream ingressless thanbr>Read and interpret equipment schematicsless thanbr>As directed, complete end of line network testing to meet technical specifications; regularly test all HFC network components using test equipment including: signal level meters, volt-ohm meters, leakage detector, Time Domain Reflector (TDR) and other related test equipmentless thanbr>Perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot and update records of standby power supplies according to technical specificationsless thanbr>Troubleshoot and repair basic distribution problems associated with RF, AC and DC elements of the forward and reverse plant; report drop related problemsless thanbr>Perform basic telephony troubleshooting to support medical no dial tonesless thanbr>Communicate with TAC/Dispatch to update progress on escalated ticketsless thanbr>Resolve system outages as directedless thanbr>Maintain accurate records including time worked, daily logs, gas sheets, as required; properly record all required information on data devices and/or work orders, surveys, referrals, etc.less thanbr>Operate company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner. Clean, maintain stock and secure assigned vehicle and equipment, in accordance with company policiesless thanbr>Adhere to company, industry, local, state and federal regulations and standards, as applicableless thanbr>Know, understand and follow company policyless thanbr>Communicate with Inside Plant (ISP) personnel to optimize plant performance and confirm resolution of repairsless thanbr>Under supervision, optimize HFC optical nodesless thanbr>May collaborate with construction personnel on new build and plant modifications, as directedless thanbr>Under supervision, set up amplifier (unity gain) and complete distribution sweep (frequency response)less thanbr>Perform other duties as requestedless thanbr>REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSless thanbr>Skills/Abilities and Knowledgeless thanbr>Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward and professional mannerless thanbr>Ability to work independentlyless thanbr>Ability to prioritize and organize effectivelyless thanbr>Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronicsless thanbr>Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipmentless thanbr>Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devicesless thanbr>Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32 ft high and 90 pounds)less thanbr>Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as neededless thanbr>Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wiresless thanbr>Ability to dig in all types of soil to bury cableless thanbr>Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twistingless thanbr>Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with positionless thanbr>Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)less thanbr>Ability to u