Central Office Technician - Flagstaff, AZ

Date: Mar 22, 2019

Location: FLAGSTAFF, AZ, US, 860015513


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

Function:   Central Office/Radio

Wage Scale:  1


Typical Work Hours:   24/7/365


Job Description

  • Tests programs, analyzes defects and/or tests various types of radio equipment (Alcatel Lucent MDR-4xxx/7000/8000, Ceragon-1500P, DST-4000 NEC, AT&T 135, Collins DR-11, NEC-3000/5000 etc.), uses various types of testing devices, e.g. volt-ohm meters, spectrum analyzer, digital communications, data analyzers, etc.
  • Responsible for the provisioning, maintenance, and installation and general up keep of Radio Sites and equipment including, but not limited to subscriber loop carrier systems, DS3, DS1, DSO digital and optical muxes. Some tower and power systems work will be required.
  • Installs, performs routine maintenance, analyzes defects, tests, adjusts, repairs and maintains complex equipment such as digital and optical systems, circuit equipment, network terminal equipment, and data/digital equipment by using electrical, electronic, or optical measuring devices.
  • Install, maintain/repair, and test residential and small business telecommunication service (POTS and Century Link High-Speed Internet)
  • Test and turn-up subscriber lines, carrier plant, and/or fiber optic plant.
  • Responsible for the provisioning and maintenance of Central Office including, but not limited to subscriber loop carrier systems, DS0, DS,1 T3, DSL, POTS, digital and optical muxes.
  • Installs, performs routine maintenance, analyzes defects, tests, adjusts, repairs and maintains complex equipment such as switching systems, circuit equipment, network terminal equipment, and data/digital equipment by using electrical and or electronic measuring devices.
  • Reads and interprets customer service orders, maps, blueprints, diagrams, technical drawings (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital), etc.
  • Adjust work assignments or schedule to complete designated daily work and meet changing work-related priorities and demands.
  • Knowledge of basic electricity, as it relates to telecommunications including:
  • Basic principles, theories, and applications of electricity (e.g., voltage, current, resistance, power, grounding, insulation, Ohm’s Law, AC/DC);
  • Basic electrical components (e.g., conductors, insulators, switches, capacitors, inductors, transformers) and basic circuit design; and operation and application of common electrical components and common measurement instruments (e.g., multi-meters, etc.).


At least six months experience within the last five years (prefer 12 months):

  • At least six (6) months experience testing and testing various types of radio equipment (Alcatel Lucent, Ceragon, DST, NEC, AT&T 135, etc).
  • Proficient with radio test devices such as spectrum analyzer, digital communications, data analyzers, etc.
  • Connecting telecom color-coded wires and cables to terminals, attaching or detaching various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings and poles.
  • Installing, maintaining/repairing, and testing residential/small business telecommunication service, both POTS and DSL on copper and/or fiber optic cable in an aerial, or buried environment.
  • A valid State driver’s license with a current satisfactory driving record.
  • Work varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to:
    • Use established electrical, digital, and/or mechanical principals and to perform tests to identify and solve problems.
    • Perceive differences in wire and telecom cable color.
  • Climb and work at elevations (e.g., from ladders, exceeding 12 feet, as well as small spaces. poles confined spaces (e.g., attics, crawl spaces,).
  • Perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to: lifting objects weighing over 100 pounds. (Any offer of employment is contingent upon passage of a strength test.)
  • Foster team work in a cooperative climate and to work independently in the field with little supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Valid FCC radio license. 
  • Ability to maintain batteries, associated power equipment and diesel generators.
  • Experience working in teams or alone problem solving, diagnosing, and repairing radio equipment.
  • Experience working independently with little supervision.
  • Experience meeting work deadlines.



High School Diploma or Equivalent

Alternate Location: US-Arizona-Flagstaff

Requisition #: 206882

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ 

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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