Cable Technician - Connell, WA

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Connell, WA, US, 99326


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

Open Date:  2/5/2019

Close Date:  2/15/2019

Job Description

  • Maintains/repairs and tests copper cable and/or fiber optic cable in an underground, aerial, or buried environment.
  • Maintains, expand, replace and repair all plant facilities and subscriber apparatus required to provide service to customers.
  • Troubleshoots problems that will require cable repair, cable maintenance, air pressure, splicing, faultfinding, etc.
  • Makes splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations. Uses heavy-duty power equipment (e.g., compressors, pumps, blowers), hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters), in the construction and repair of outside plant facilities.
  • Performs testing and turn-up of subscriber lines, carrier plant, and/or fiber optic plant.
  • Locates and repairs air leaks in aerial, underground, and/or buried cable.
  • Locates, joins, repairs and rearranges cable and cable conductors in buildings and aerial or buried plant.
  • Initiates or performs cable cuts, transfer projects, and/or load balance cuts, and issues necessary cuts to prevent blocking.
  • Installs, maintains/repairs, and tests residential/small business telecommunication service (POTS and DSL).
  • Connects wires and cables to terminals, and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, and poles.
  • Performs continuity and/or conformance testing.
  • Reads and interprets customer service orders, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc.
  • Receives service orders, worksheets (detailed diagrams describing nature and location of equipment to be installed or repaired) and repair tickets from supervisor or other designated employees and performs specified work.
  • Works with telecom color-coded wires and cables.
  • Interact directly with CenturyLink customers and support sales efforts through YouCan.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have basic AC/DC knowledge.
  • Must have basic knowledge of subscriber carrier.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the efficient operation of test equipment used to verify cable faults.
  • Must have basic ability to read cable plats and schematics.
  • Must know the telephone industry standard color code and have the ability to splice aerial, buried and underground cable.
  • Must have the physical ability to climb utility poles using pole climbers.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as a plant technician.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Physical ability to climb poles.
  • Includes seeing, sitting, standing, hearing, walking, speaking, climbing, writing, lifting, carrying, driving, and being in attendance.
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces.
  • Central Office experience preferred.


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Washington-Connell

Requisition #: 210293

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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