Construction Technician at Brightspeed (Charlotte, NC)

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Company Description

At Brightspeed, we are reimagining how people live, work, play and connect by providing fast, reliable internet connections and an awesome customer experience in twenty states throughout the Midwest and South.

Backed by funds managed by Apollo Global Management, our vision is to accelerate the upgrade of copper to fiber optic technologies, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to many rural markets traditionally underserved by broadband providers, while delivering best-in-class customer experience.

Be a part of the team that will make this vision a reality….designing and building a world class fiber network and creating a customer experience second to none.

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Job Description

Brightspeed is looking for an experienced Construction Technician to join our team! As a Construction Technician you will be responsible for the installation, splicing, and testing of all fiber optic and copper cable within multiple program networks. 

As a Construction Technician you will occasionally be required to work overtime, and you will be required to travel throughout your territory. 

As a Construction Technician your responsibilities will include: 

  • Installing, splicing, and testing fiber as directed for Projects, Operations, & Maintenance related activities and responding to emergency events
  • Dark fiber, and reel testing
  • Performing routine repairs of existing fiber to aggregation point, providing continuity for entire fiber route
  • Performing maintenance on existing cables, including evaluation, testing, and repairing old or malfunctioning cables 
  • Cutting and splicing fiber optic cables, locating problem areas and performing other repairs as needed

Qualifications

WHAT IT TAKES TO CATCH OUR EYE

  •  Extensive working knowledge of hand and power tools fiber optic test and installation equipment 
  • Experience dealing with multiple agencies and personnel to assist with installation and permitting processes 
  • Strong people skills 
  • Good penmanship, drafting and verbal skills 
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions 
  • Ability to stand all day and walk several miles to engineer cable routes in remote locations or follow construction equipment and crews while filling in for an inspector
  • Ability to work on drawings and spreadsheets for extended periods 


BONUS POINTS FOR: 
• Associate degree in Engineering, Electronics, Software, or Networks; or a related technical or vocational education 
• 2+ years applicable work experience 

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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 choose whether to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues. 

Additional Information

WHY JOIN US?

We aspire to contemporary ways of working.

We are committed to being a leader in defining a new way to work because we recognize the changing mindset of today's workforce. We are opening a new, state-of-the-art corporate HQ in Charlotte, NC and our current priority is to make it a truly vibrant destination by hiring talent in the greater Charlotte area who are interested in a hybrid remote/office work arrangement. As always, however, we are also open to providing sensible remote options to talent outside of the Charlotte area. Why? Because our purpose is to reimagine how people work, learn, play and connect!

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Our benefits and paid time off programs reflect our underlying belief in promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional and financial health. We are committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our grounding belief in Being Real. 

When we bring our authentic selves to work, everyone is better as a result. A diverse team helps us be fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive and high-quality internet, because we believe doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.

Brightspeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer


More Information on Brightspeed
Brightspeed operates in the Internet of Things industry. The company is located in Charlotte, NC. Brightspeed was founded in 2022. It has 65 total employees. To see all 160 open jobs at Brightspeed, click here.
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