DAS (Distributed Antenna System) Technician

Prime Communications, Inc Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

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DAS (Distributed Antenna System) Technician

Prime Communications is a national provider of security, mobility and infrastructure solutions. We offer a unique lifecycle approach to engagements that ensures you always have access to the right combination of engineering, consultation and innovation.

At Prime Communications, we believe the work you do should be as empowering as the mobility, security and infrastructure solutions we design, engineer, implement and support.

So, we have worked to create the corporate culture that makes you glad you came to Prime, including a team atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration, opportunities for autonomy and critical thinking, ongoing personal growth and professional development, and a chance to work with some of the best clients in the world.

Job Requirements:

The Technician is a hands-on role that will work closely with the Project Manager and Installation Technicians. The duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Installing DAS wireless equipment. To include but not limited to the installation of Outdoor and Indoor antennas, coaxial cable, CATV cable, fiber optic cable, CAT 5 cable, DC Power Cable and other appropriate components to NEC standards.

  • Terminating coaxial cable: JMA, Andrews, Trilogy and etc.

  • Fusion Splicing and Fiber OTDR Testing.

  • Installation of DAS Headend to include DC Power Plant, Alarms, CPS and etc.

  • Expert at completing Sweep, PIM, and Fiber testing. (Anritzu and EXFO Certificatins and PLUS).

  • Keeping customer and company informed of progress of installation. Communicating and coordinating with customer and company related to specific safety, local code and company installation requirements.

  • Assisting in proposal development and project preparation activities.

  • Completing site surveys to troubleshoot and design corrective RF and RF/fiber optic installations for existing systems with inadequate coverage. Report findings to the appropriate staff.

  • Assist with development of project schedules and materials/subcontractor selections.

  • Mentoring and leading less experienced technicians.

  • Completing job related documentation and record keeping.

  • Assisting in warehouse maintenance and inventory.

Minimum Requirements:

The DAS Technician is responsible for executing DAS Installation and Head End upgrade projects. Qualified candidates shall have experience with:

  • MUST HAVE a minimum of years of in-building DAS installation experience. Five years of cable installation experience in IT, Cable, Electrical, RF and/or Telecommunications fields.

  • Must have high level of understanding and experience performing fusion splicing, fiber terminations, fiber dressing, fiber cleaning and OTDR Testing.

  • Corning and EXFO Certifications a plus.

  • Must have high level of understanding and experience performing RF Sweep and PIM Measurements.

  • Solid understanding of wireless networks, including modulation techniques (UTMS, GSM, LTE plus etc.), amplifier/antenna/cable theory, link budgets, propagation tools, etc.)

  • Knowledge of the terminology used in the in-builidng DAS industry.

  • Working knowledge of RF test equipment (ie spectrum analyzer, sweep and PIM test equipment) Certifications a PLUS

  • Demonstrated ability to use basic hand an power tools needed for installation projects.

  • Experience as a Field Foreman or Field Supervisor, and coaching less experienced technicians while managing projects.

  • Solid skills with Microsoft Office Software (particularly Excel).

In addition, qualified Candidates with have the ability to:

  • Travel to project locations 100% of the week, Monday through Friday.

  • Pass a criminal background, drivers' license, and drug screen check as well and a pre-employment physical.

  • Lift upwards of 80 lbs unassisted.

  • Repeatedly ascend and descend ladders ranging in height from 6ft to 14ft

  • Walk continuously throughout the jobsite while carrying ladders, tools and installation materials.

  • Work indoor/outdoor with variable conditions. (-20/120)

  • Must provide basic hand tools.

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a professional manner at all job sites.

  • Deliver customer service, use great communication skills, and demonstrate ability to work well on a team.

  • think analytically and to solve complex problems.

  • Drive performance and execute against plan.

  • Demonstrate ability to complete installations independently as projects require, while working with a sense of urgency.

Prime Communications offers a great compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive salary

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • Pre-tax health savings account

  • 401(k) retirement savings with employer match

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid sick time

  • Paid holidays

  • Continuing education and certifications

To apply, please complete our application at www.primecominc.com

Prime Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We participate in E-Verify.

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DAS (Distributed Antenna System) Technician

Prime Communications, Inc