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Communications Technician I

Location: Cheyenne, WY, United States
Job ID: 34527
Date Posted: Jan 10, 2023
Salary: $23.89 to $35.7 Hourly

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Communications Technician I will safely and effectively construct, install, modify, maintain, test, repair, adjust and operate wired and wireless telecommunication systems, control and monitoring systems and equipment.

SALARY RANGE: $23.89 – $35.70 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager, Utility Communications

LOCATION: Cheyenne, Wyoming

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist with the installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairing of communications equipment used for power system operation and control, relaying, data logging, and indication without endangering system operation.
  • Assist with the support of Multiple Address System/Broadband SCADA communications systems, Microwave, Spread Spectrum, V-Sat, AMI/AMR systems, two-way mobile radio systems, and fiber optic network communications systems and equipment.
  • Assist with troubleshooting, maintaining, and provisioning serial connections and basic TCP/IP devices.
  • Work from and interpret electrical drawings and electronic circuit diagrams.
  • Assist with antenna systems analysis, design, testing, and installation.
  • Install, manage, and maintain communications wiring and cabling systems.
  • Maintain battery plants and associated rectifier equipment.
  • Assist with software and firmware upgrades of telecommunications system and devices.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation as required for 24x7 support.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain a high regard for personal safety, public safety, and the safety of Company employees and assets.
  • Respond to system emergencies as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • No experience required. Training provided. 
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles of analog and digital radio communication, including serial and analog communication’s protocols, technologies, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Basic understanding of wiring techniques, computer networks, and TCP/IP.
  • Familiarity with PCs and equipment, equipment troubleshooting skills, and test equipment associated with telecommunications systems support.
  • Detail-oriented with strong verbal and written communications skills, and computer skills including proficiency in MS Office Suite – Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio, and Word.
  • Carry out assigned tasks, interact in a team-based environment, maintain proficiency on new equipment and software as technology evolves.
  • Ability to travel (two to three days away from home, including occasional overnights and/or weekends).

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit  careers.blackhillsenergy.com for more information.   

Wage: 23.89 to 35.7
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Communications Technician I

Cheyenne, WY, United States