Engineering - Co-op in Lexington, Kentucky at Windstream

Date Posted: 5/15/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.
  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients.
  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises.

The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!


***This is a temporary co-op/intern position that entails working for a semester but could extend into a part-time opportunity.***

About the Role:

This Engineering-Co-op role will work within Windstream’s team of Outside Plant Engineers, which connects consumer and small business partners to our leading telecommunications products across the United States. In this role you will create meaningful connections with customers and build long-term relationships, as well as design and develop complex solutions for network construction. By analyzing a variety of data, you will solve complex problems for our business and residential customers utilizing copper cable, fiber cable, and electronics.

What You’ll Do:

Engineer/design outside plant facilities including fiber and copper Assist in the planning, analysis, design and engineering of outside plant network structures and facilities Organize complex activities for the development, construction, implementation, and maintenance of outside plant engineering projects Utilize sound engineering practices and company objectives to resolve issues in a creative and effective way Skillfully communicate to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships and drive projects to completion Actively engage with field engineers and design vendors to engineer/design projects to ensure safe installation, meet demanding timelines and provide cost-effective utilization of materials and labor Perform administrative work relating to projects and assignments • Identify pole ownership, right of way and permit requirements Communicate with city, county and state permitting agencies Assess situations, collaborate and, identify key issues, and solve complex problems Do You Have?

Strong and effective technical communication skills, both verbally and written. Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word and Outlook Work easily with others and be a team player Ability to analyze problems and priorities and make decisions A love of solving problems and building solutions College Degree - Technical 4-year degree (STEM Science, Technical, Engineering, Math) in-progress Even Better:

CAD/E, MicroStation, AutoCAD or other similar design programs Previous telecommunication engineering experience or courses in engineering Minimum Requirements:

Must be currently enrolled in an Engineering program related to Electrical, Electronic, Communications, Networking or related field of studies and have completed a minimum of 4 semesters (3 semesters acceptable depending on schools Co-op design) This is a safety sensitive position.

Physical Tasks- Standing Occasionally: 0-33% | Walking Occasionally: 0-33% |Sitting Continuously: 67-100% | Bending: Occasionally: 0-33% | Crouching: Occasionally: 0-33% | Pushing-Pulling: Occasionally: 0-33% | Carrying: Occasional: 0-33% | Reaching Above Head: Occasionally: 0-33% | Lifting-Lowering >1-15 lbs: Occasionally: 0-33% | Repetitive Hand Action: Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | Fine Manipulating: frequently: 34% - 66%

Audio Visual Needs - Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100% | Far Vision: Occasionally: 0-33% | Peripheral Vision: Occasionally: 0-33%

Equipment Used in Job Performance: Computer, Printer, Telephone, Basic Office Supplies, Copier


Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Health & Flexible Savings Account
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance

Windstream CIB Statement:

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.

Our Employee Resource Groups:

  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group
  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group
  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group
  • WARG – Ability Resource Group
  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group
  • AAPI - Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Group

Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.


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