Technician II, Implementation Services

GCI Anchorage , AK 99501

Posted 7 months ago

  • This is a Term assignment and is expected to last one year, but may end sooner or be extended depending on the needs of the project.

Technician II, Implementation Services will work closely with Engineers and Project Mangers' developing and testing solutions to solve problems, inspect, following test procedures, tune up communication equipment, install, and modifications within a telecommunications environment in facilities across Alaska and occasionally in the lower 48.

Position's Customer(s): Provide direct/indirect support for all business departments within the company, vendors, and the GCI's subsidiaries.


  • Field based Technical requiring hand/tool skills

  • Work in a team supporting junior and senior technicians, Engineers, Project Managers

  • Understanding of electronics and telephony equipment

  • Installation, modification and test, and turn-up procedures

  • Troubleshooting circuits, to include terrestrial, satellite, microwave circuits and equipment

  • Identifies and terminates various types of cable and wire to include coax, waveguide, data and power cables understanding industry standard color code

  • Support and install equipment racks, cabinets for central, remote, and field offices to include rack support pedestals, cable trays, bracing, etc.

  • Document of job specific as build changes to engineering instructions

  • Communicate with project engineers and project managers, complete preparation and testing of equipment

  • Coordination and directing of contract resources, i.e., installers, technicians, electricians, HVAC contractor.

Additional Job Requirements:
This is a mid-level position will require a comprehensive understanding of telecommunications installation, modification and test procedures. Required to have a comprehensive understanding of installation, modifications, and test procedures the ability to support senior technicians and mentor junior technicians. Ability to execute basic equipment installation, test, and turn up, under moderate supervision.

Essential Duties for this position:

Equipment Adds, Moves, and Changes

  • Equipment Installation, test and turn-up in Anchorage, remote Alaska with occasional travel to the lower 48.

  • Installs equipment racks and cabinets for Central Offices, Remote Offices and Field Offices, rack support pedestals, cable trays, bracing, main distribution frames and fuse and power distribution panels.

  • Installs, identifies and terminates various types of cable and wire in various locations, including coax, waveguide, data and power cables including understanding of industry standard color code.

  • Installs, antennas, antenna foundations, towers, waveguide, ice bridges, grounding system, fences, HVAC units. Test, turn-up and troubleshoot all equipment installed.

Field engineering and modification of equipment and structure in coordination with Implementation Technicians III, Sr. and assigned GCI engineering staff.


  • Completion of job specific paperwork including, as built changes to engineering instructions.

  • Completion of company/departmental specific documents.

Job Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills;

  • Strong written and verbal skills;

  • Demonstrated multi-tasking skills;

  • Proficient with the proper use of trade hand and power tools.

  • Demonstrated understanding of electronics and telephony equipment.

  • Requires the ability to work with and provide assistance to higher-level technicians.

  • Ability to install, test, modify, and repair a wide range of Central Office, remote office and field office support equipment, including cabling, power distribution and grounding, framework, air handling controls, and alarm reporting systems.

  • Adept at using test equipment in the testing and troubleshooting of circuits and equipment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of proper installation practices, operation, testing, and troubleshooting of a wide range of telecommunications equipment including but not limited to: routers, hubs, satellite modems, protection switches and amplifiers, VSAT stations, microwave radio systems, Cisco routers and switches, M&C Equipment, DLC systems, channel banks, structured cabling systems, DACS systems, fiber-optic multiplexers, high-speed data circuits and equipment, and distributed data networks.

  • Proficient with the installation of Central Office racking and framing equipment.

  • Intermediate level understanding of basic AC and DC power systems, grounding in a Central Office environment and an understanding of general safety regulations is also required.

  • Possess a comprehensive knowledge of fiber-optic, coax and network cable, and telecommunications and electronic installation procedures.

  • Basic knowledge of satellite antenna systems is required.

  • Intermediate understanding of current telecom industry installation procedures. (ie. Telecordia, Bicsi or equivalent)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current electrical & structural engineering standards that relate to installation of telecommunications equipment.

  • Skilled understanding of a -48 volt, direct current power system.

  • Proficient working knowledge of basic PC computer applications.

  • Minimum of two years' experience implementing installs/turn up, modifications and test procedures within the telecommunications industry

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associate degree, Trade school, Military Technical School or equivalent required.

  • In addition to minimum experience required, a combination of education and/or relevant work experience sufficient to perform the duties may be substituted on a year for year basis.

  • Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and may contribute to required education.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to perform sedentary work; physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions; clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color; ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds following company safety procedures, however less weight more often.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at company's business location in an open spaced office environment with minimal privacy. Work schedule is 40 hour workweek and requires flexibility in hours, weekend and holiday work, after hour on call duties and occasional travel.

Tower Climber and Rescue certification will be required within three months of hire. GCI will provide current training for up to date safety certifications and employee must remain certified while in the position and must be able to climb tower heights of up to 150 feet.

  • Drug Testing: Participation in a DOT or non-DOT drug and alcohol testing program may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client. This includes: pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return to duty, and follow-up testing.

  • Fitness For Duty: Ability to pass a pre-employment or return to work physical and fitness for duty examination may be required to satisfy conditions of a contract or proposed contract with a business partner or client.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

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