Spec I-ERC Transport Technician in Greenville, SC at Windstream

Date Posted: 4/19/2018

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Job Description

Job ID:18000838
General Summary:

The ERC Transport Specialist I (NOC) position assists Windstream Enterprise Business customers, and performs in-depth troubleshooting and customer incident management across all Windstream Enterprise T1 based products. In this high-stress, fast-paced environment, Specialists are expected to manage customer relationships, utilize proper troubleshooting methodologies, and ultimately provide a positive repair experience for our business-class customers. This job is as much customer service as it is technical. Windstream strives to WOW each and every customer, and we need your help to do so!

Job Responsibilities:

- Utilize and multitask between multiple systems to verify customer services and perform in-depth trouble isolation and repair
- Maintain workload via a trouble ticket queue, detailing each ticket with notes of steps taken, test results and resolution data
- Perform customer advocate duties while maintaining a positive and professional manner at all times, during high stress situations
- Advocate for the customer by working cooperatively with carriers and vendors, both internal and external, escalating issues as needed
- Provide excellent customer service by communicating progress and resolution to customers on a regular basis, via inbound and outbound phone calls, and/or email, for each ticket
- Contribute to realizing departmental company net promoter score goals (NPS) and mean time to repair objectives (MTTR)
- Perform other duties as deemed necessary by management
 Essential Skills and Capabilities
- Possess a general working knowledge of telecommunications products and processes
- Must possess excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
- Must possess technical aptitude for performing tasks in switches, routers and other telecommunications equipment
- Ability to work a flexible schedule as our center is open 24/7x365
- Punctuality and reliability are essential
- Ability to multi-task between multiple computer applications is a must, as is the ability to type quickly and accurately while speaking on the phone
- Ability to work with teammates effectively in a high volume, fast paced, collaborative work environment
- Ability to effectively handle distractions, and work in a high-stress environment for prolonged periods of time
Preferred Technical Qualifications:

- General understanding of telecom switching topology and network architectures, and Outside Plant Layout (OSP)
- General knowledge of the OSI model
- Experience with remote testing of T1 circuits utilizing React and other remote testing tools
- Experience with trouble ticketing and inventory systems, such as Remedy and MetaSolve (M6)
- Ability to read and comprehend Circuit Layout Records (CLR) and Design Layout Records (DLR)
- Familiarity with Alcatel-Lucent and/or Tellabs DACS for analyzing T1 and T3 for errors, deleting and adding cross connects, and other basic command sets
- Experience troubleshooting and configuring MUXs
- Experience with voice switches and edge routers with regards to troubleshooting, specifically, Lucent 5eSS, Nortel DMS, Genband G9, as well as Cisco and Juniper edge and Adtran customer premise equipment (CPE) routers
- Ability to troubleshoot managed equipment such as routers and channel banks

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

High School diploma or GED and one year of telecommunication experience preferably in Operations or Customer Service; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.