Network Technician - Osage City OR Lyndon, KS

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Date: Sep 27, 2017

Location: Osage City, KS, US, 66523

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

Job Summary

As a Centurylink Network Office Technician (CO Tech) in Osage City OR Lyndon, KS you will be responsible for all aspects of working in the physical Central Office as follows

  • Support and maintain all switching equipment in Central Offices.
  • Keep all backup generators in optimum condition.
  • Install, support and maintain special circuits and be capable of working within the TIRKS system.
  • Monitor and support all switch alarm activity.
  • Install, support and maintain fiber and copper networks.
  • Support and maintain transport network and central power platforms.
  • You should be familiar with both inside and outside plant cabling practices.
  • Technician must be self motivated and be able to drive issues to resolution.
  • Technician is expected to promote and sell CenturyLink services.  
  • Technician must observe all safety rules and regulations.
  • Technician must work well with both customers and fellow peers. 
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Must be willing to work overtime and weekends
  • Must live or be willing to live no more than 45 miles from reporting location. (Per CWA collective bargaining agreement)
  • Attendance, conduct and performance records will be considered in the selection process as outlined in the local collective bargaining agreement.

Job Description

Minimum Requirements

  • Three years of current experience in a central office, related telephony field, or the equivalent in training and experience.
  • Incumbent must be technically proficient in order to perform the specific work requirements of the job in the particular location.
  • Ability to achieve required certifications and to successfully complete any required training or coursework.
  • Ability to analyze the performance of switching and peripheral data systems and initiate corrective action.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, particularly in detailing technical information.
  • Ability to maintain an excellent attendance record.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, be able to safely operate company vehicles and equipment, and maintain a safe driving record.
  •  Heavy lifting as required.
  • Ability to identify and distinguish audible tones/levels.
  • Knowledge of transmission and supervision characteristics.
  • Must have working knowledge of central office NAP functions.
  • Must have working knowledge of PC’s, including basic computer operational tasks.
  • Must be able to respond to after hour call-outs, work overtime, shift, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and at various hours of the day/night.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to new technology/equipment/platforms.
  • May be required to reside within certain proximity of a reporting location.
  • Must be able to travel overnight as necessary for business requirements and training.
  • Ability to safely climb ladders while working aloft.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • SONET Fiber Optic transport experience.
  • Network+, A+, CCNA Certifications.
  • Certification in CISCO, Microsoft, or other related network/data systems.
  • Certification or equivalent training in inter-networking technology and LAN/WAN equipment such as Ethernet switches, routers, ATM, frame relay, IP, and routing protocols.
  • AFC experience. Certification or equivalent training in the maintenance and operation of AFC (DLC), Calix DSL systems, Adtran (DLC), Fujitsu (FO Transport), and Alcatel DSL systems.
  • Installation and configuration of network enabling CPE hardware and software for connection to strategic network services to include frame relay, HiCap, xDSL, and other systems utilized by CenturyLink.
  •  Configure and troubleshoot LAN/WAN systems to include routers, switches, hubs, transceivers, servers, and DSL, as well as, programming ATM based services (i.e. ADSL).
  • Knowledge of SS7 networks in theory.
  •  Experience and/or training in copper transmission systems, fiber optics transmission systems, installation, testing and troubleshooting (DSO, DS2, DS3, SONET, PON, etc.).
  • Certification or equivalent training in the maintenance and operation of Voice Mail systems.
  •  Experience installing and troubleshooting T1 and DS3 circuits, digital loop carrier, high-speed internet, voice mail systems, E911 equipment (CML) and services, installation and repair experience.
  • DMS-10 or DMS-100 experience


Alternate Location: US-Kansas-Lyndon; US-Kansas-Osage City

Requisition #: 157010

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, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, 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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