Outside Plant Technician

Ting is a division of Tucows, a global Internet services company. Ting shook up the mobile industry in 2012, offering fair pricing, usable interfaces and shockingly non-phone-company-like customer support. Today we have over 250,000 devices and 150 dedicated employees in multiple locations. We were also the highest rated US cell phone service by Consumer Reports in both 2014 and 2016.

Now we are investing millions in fiber networks in the US, and partnering with towns and cities to change what Americans expect from their Internet service provider. We have already launched Gigabit speed service in Charlottesville, VA, Westminster, MD, and Holly Springs, North Carolina--and we are actively building and planning new markets.

Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX, TSX:TC) is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Since 1994, the business has grown from our signature shareware to wholesale and retail domain name registration and wholesale email boxes, spam filter and SSL certificates, to mobile phone service and now symmetrical Gigabit Internet service via fiber-to-the-premises. Today, Tucows employs over 400 people and provides services to millions of customers around the world. 

Brief Description

Are you ready to be part of an energetic and growing team planning the expansion of crazy-fast Internet service in multiple markets across the U.S.?  This position resides in the local Ting town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Outside Plant I/II will be part of a fiber blowing and splicing team and will be reporting to the Fiber Deployment Manager.   This position will be responsible to regularly perform installation and maintenance of outside plant fiber network to include construction elements such as conduit, fiber, splice domes, cabinets, and some central office work. OSP Tech will share responsibility with local contractors for both safety and quality within the market.

Job Description

Outside Plant I/II will be part of a fiber blowing and splicing team and will be reporting to the Fiber Deployment Manager.. Other duties will include performing installation and maintenance of outside plant fiber network to include construction elements such as conduit, fiber, splice domes, cabinets, and some central office work. OSP Tech will share responsibility with local contractors for both safety and quality within the market.

The role includes:

  • Performing installation of our fiber network and maintenance dispatches, as needed, to deliver crazy-fast Gigabit Internet services to both residential and commercial customers
  • Liaising with Fiber Construction Manager/OSP Technician Lead for any fiber restoration efforts.
  • Ensuring all required materials for installation and maintenance are properly checked out from Inventory
  • Proactively and consistently review today’s scheduled dispatches and assist where needed to maintain scheduled productivity
  • Participate in local marketing events as needed
  • Conduct site surveys as required
  • Attend meetings
  • All other duties assigned by manager

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Construction experience preferred
  • Telecommunications and/or Cable experience preferred
  • Fiber optic experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Great customer service skills required
  • Displays leadership qualities required
  • Experience with fiber to the home (FTTH) networks preferred but not required
  • The ability to assess different installation scenarios, and effectively determine required time, approach and equipment, will be required.
  • Telecom or data wiring experience preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
  • Comfortable with hand tools/power tools and test equipment