Plant Technician - Centerton, AR

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Date: Feb 4, 2019

Location: Centerton, AR, US, 72719


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.


Job Summary

The Plant Technician installs, repairs, tests, and modifies line, station telephone equipment, and DSL facilities and modems for customers using hand tools, power tools, and computer interfaces. Includes repairs to outside wires and tree trimming and placing new drops.

Open Date:  2/4/2019

Close Date:  2/18/2019

Job Description

  • Inspect subscriber premises to determine the appropriate method of installation.
  • Test newly installed telephone/equipment using testing devices and repairs or replaces faulty equipment. Perform appropriate testing to ensure proper transmission and supervision specifications.
  • Install and maintain Business and Residential DSL circuits.
  • Install and maintain Fiber to the prem data and telephone services- Fiber splicing and rearrangement
  • Refurbish cable and install facilities within pedestals and/or terminals.
  • Climb poles using hooks, ladders or bucket trucks, attach terminal boxes and carrier housings, and repair or replace defective lines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Correct prints and maintain as-builts in accordance with company practices and policies.
  • Install and maintain data, and station wiring and apparatus, maintain loop plant, including analog and digital subscriber carrier.
  • Transport, set up, and run portable generator sets. Locate buried telephone and Fiber cables.
  • Convey a positive and professional appearance and demeanor when communicating the company’s products and services to our customers.
  • Actively support sales and marketing related activities through the YouCan Program.


  • Experience: Six (6) months experience in the last five (5) years in one or more of the following areas: installation, maintenance, and repair of aerial, buried and underground wire and cable; telephones; DSL High Speed Internet; building wiring; station equipment; or equivalent in education and training.
  • Working knowledge of PC’s, including basic computer operational tasks
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills for communicating CenturyLink’s products and services to customers
  • Ability to safely use hooks, ladders, bucket trucks; and to climb poles
  • Ability to distinguish colors on facilities
  • Ability to lift heavy objects as required
  • Ability to work in confined spaces
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and at various hours of the day/night
  • Ability to respond to after hour call-outs, work overtime, shift, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability to travel overnight as necessary for business requirements and training
  • Possession of a valid State driver’s license with ability to safely operate company vehicles and equipment, and maintain a safe driving record
  • Ability to maintain an excellent attendance record
  • May be required to reside within certain proximity of a reporting location


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Electronics/Communications or equivalent work experience.
  • CCNT, CCNA, Network+, or A+ Certifications
  • Training on basic IT and network fundamentals.
  • Experience in Outside Plant functions
  • Subscriber carrier training, Pole climbing training
  • Experience or training in how to read and interpret outside and subscriber plant facility records.
  • Internet protocol telephony exposure
  • Electronics training or experience that demonstrates knowledge of AC/DC theory
  • Experience with splicing fiber optics


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arkansas-Centerton

Requisition #: 210275

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union.  Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b)  required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, creed, veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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