Outside Plant Technician in Whitney, TX at Windstream

Date Posted: 6/10/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    206 East Washington Avenue
    Whitney, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job ID:21002478

Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority. 

***Please note that this position follows an initial Union job bidding process*** 

About the Role:  

As an Outside Plant Technician, you will primarily assist in the planning of outside plant jobs involving the installation, removal or rearrangement of outside plant facilities. You will review plans and specifications provided by engineering to create construction drawings and measurements that specify the location of OSP facilities. As an OSP Technician you will also maintain reports, records and complete inspections. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • Collaborate on the planning, analysis, design and engineering of outside plant network structures and facilities, that have both fiber and copper, while ensuring the cost-effective utilization of materials and labor. 

  • Organize complex activities for the development, construction, implementation, and maintenance of Outside plant engineering projects. 

  • Utilize sound engineering practices and company objectives to identify and resolve complex problems in a creative and effective way.  

  • Skillfully communicate to establish and maintain positive and productive working relationships and see projects through to completion. 

  • Conduct 70% of work in the field and 30% in the office on administrative tasks, on average; varies per market.  

  • Must be available to work in any assigned location and to attend schools for training, which may require overnight travel. 

  • Perform other work as assigned or as business needs demand.

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 

• Identify Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance 

About US:  

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.  

Job Requirements

Do You Have?  

• CAD/E, MicroStation, AutoCAD or other similar design programs. 

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word and Outlook. 

• Previous telecommunication engineering experience or courses in engineering. 

• Experience working with city, county and/or state agencies. 

• Ability to analyze problems and priorities and make decisions. 

Even Better:   

• Knowledge of Right of Ways and Easements for utility access is desired along with experience in permitting for DOT and other Municipalities and entities. 

• Experience in fielding (Collecting data of utilities, buildings, anything that can affect construction and engineering). 

• A college degree in Engineering or similar discipline and/or 2 years technical experience. 

EEO Statement: 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, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. 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.