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Technician - Field Operations OSG (RGE 68378) Rochester, NY, US in Rochester, NY at Avangrid

Date Posted: 2/3/2019

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Publication date: 20.11.2018REFERENCE: 5104633501


Company: ROCHESTER GAS & ELEC CORPDepartment: Telecommunications - NYJob Title: Technician - Field Operations OSGLocation: Rochester, NY, USCross Company Responsibility: YES

Business and DepartmentRGE-NY-West AvenueRochester,NY

DescriptionJOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of radio, networking, andtelecommunications systems in Operational Smart Grids (OSG). This may include minor projects as they apply tothe discipline. This position requires 24 X 7 availability and on-call duties.

MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:( % of Time, Primary / Secondary)

1. Responds to complex technical issues using hardware, software, and network testing tools. Examples include,but are not limited to: Radio base stations, mobile radios, telecommunication circuits, networking issues.(25%, P)

2. Installs and provisions mobile radio systems in new vehicles, transfers equipment from old vehicles to new ones,maintains inventory of available parts and equipment. Provides technical leadership for vendor based activities andresponsibilities. (25%, P)

3. Acts as a lead person for radio and telecommunications problem resolution with other divisions within thecorporation (Cross-OpCo responsibilities). In-state travel required, up to 20%. Company vehicle provided –non-take-home. (15%, P)

4. Provides updates and revisions to schematic diagrams, procedures and schedules as they relate to projects, aswell as assisting in the evaluation of new products and technologies. (10%, S)

5. Interfaces with Operations personnel to resolve communications problems for radio, networking and

telecommunications issues, and to install and maintain associated equipment. (15%, S)

6. Provides documentation and technical experience for field change orders to existing Radio, networking, andcommunications systems. Employee may function as a backup for an OSG Field Engineer. (10%, S)


• Understands use of test equipment including, but not limited to: Watt-meters, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes,and telecommunications test equipment (T1, Ethernet, 2/4W).
• Understands vehicle wiring systems, interior wiring and fusing, and work with trim materials and wire installationtechniques.
• Competent in use of computers and standard business software; Can learn custom programs specific to thediscipline or task (programming software tools, diagnostic tools).
• Competent with learning large-scale network environments, and how they interact. Able to think clearly aboutcritical infrastructure and be able to provide service and maintenance in often challenging conditions.
• Able to work in field and garage environments. Tasks may involve stretching, bending, kneeling, reaching, andlifting up to 60 pounds.
• Able to engage customers (internal and external) and provide solutions for the many unique issues faced.Customer service is extremely important in this role.
• Able to meet all mandatory company training and security obligations as required.


• Understanding of 2-way radio systems, infrastructure, components and equipment necessary.
• Demonstrated ability in computer networking, and telecommunications technologies.
• Knowledge of standard radio vendor hardware (Motorola, Kenwood, Vertex).
• Knowledge of standard radio system components and parts (antennas, cables, connectors)

Required Education:
• Associates degree in Electrical Technology, or 6-10 years of relevant experience and equivalent training.

This opportunity will offerAVANGRID is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. AVANGRID shall abide by the requirements of41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualifiedindividuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discriminationagainst all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action toemploy and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,gender identity, or national origin, protected veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state, or locallaw. The Company is committed to a policy in all of its employment practices of equal opportunity without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, religion, marital status,veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected status.

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