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Lead Technician

Job Title
Lead Technician
Job ID
Columbus,  OH
Other Location
Job Title:                       Lead Technician
Business Unit:                Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:                   Systems
Reports To:                     Systems Operations Manager
Employment Status:        Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Primary Location:            Columbus, OH

We will determine salary based on skills and experience in the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.

Company Profile:
Networks Built Better.
Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering.  We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation.  Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end-users.
Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high-quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.

Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units.  Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators.  We are One Congruex.

Our Mission & Values
It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.

Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people.  We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.

These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.

At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.

Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility, and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing, and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, and West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Job Summary:
Lead Technician
The ideal candidate will be a BICSI Certified Technician or Installer 2 Copper/Fiber Technician, or willing to obtain the credentials for the same. They will have experience in cable placement (copper and fiber), testing, and troubleshooting. They will install pathways including but not limited to j-hooks, cable trays, and conduits. The candidate will be responsible for knowledge of cabling infrastructure, and design methods, and for the installation and testing of best practices related to material selection, performance, functionality, application, and intended use of a multitude of products. The Lead Tech will be provided with a work truck and gas card to be used only for company work.

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Run large projects consisting of 200 plus cable drops in commercial office buildings, factories, campus environments, and industrial environments
  • Manage a crew of 3 to 10 installers setting clear direction, setting objectives on work, and ensuring results
  • Manage the execution of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Works closely with the customers, project manager, and department manager on projects
  • Install voice, data, video, and fiber optic cabling including single-mode, multimode, stranded, and ribbon, and the ability to supervise the installation
  • Identify cable paths, pulling identifying, and labeling copper and fiber cable
  • Install cabling pathways including but not limited to J-hooks, cable tray, and conduit. hardware and equipment
  • Analyze and troubleshoot basic technical problems or issues related to cabling issues
  • Read and understand blueprints, specifications, diagrams, and construction prints
  • Understand the fiber optic color code to install and test fiber cables in a variety of environments (aerial and underground)
  • Be responsible for access requests
  • Clean and maintain test equipment regularly
  • Work in confined spaces (trenches, tunnels, crawl spaces, etc.) for extended periods
  • Climb poles, ladders, and operate bucket truck as needed to complete daily construction assignments
  • Other responsibilities, as assigned by the department manager

Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of experience in telecommunications or related technical fields
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure to meet tight project milestones and deadlines
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to complete and submit accurate and complete documentation
  • Must be able to work at heights up to 60 feet
  • Must be able to lift, push and pull at least 50 lbs. regularly and 100 lbs., as needed, with or without assistance
    • Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs, moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials
  • Must have basic computer skills, including email, Excel, and Word
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and maintain a professional working attitude with co-workers, manager, customers, etc
  • Must adhere to safety practices and procedures at all times
  • Must have safety-toed boots (to be paid by the employee)
  • Be able to work exposed to inclement weather (cold, snow, rain, heat, etc.)
  • Travel required
  • Must be able to work long hours (overtime), weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug test, and background screen including an acceptable motor vehicle report
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Good communication skills with the ability to interact with the crew, leadership, and customers
  • Teamwork orientation and ability to function effectively as an integral part of a team and as a team leader
  • Candidate to supply basic hand tools, PPE, and specialty tools will be supplied by the company

  • Must be familiar with all types of work environments:  commercial office buildings, factories, campus environments, and industrial environments
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of codes and standards, and be able to follow customer standards
  • Thorough working knowledge of basic telephony architecture, copper multi-pair frames and cross-connect, color codes, and connectivity of telephone systems and devices
  • Working knowledge of the telecommunications network structure both aerial and underground
  • Must have a thorough understanding and working knowledge of codes, standards, installation procedures, and troubleshooting abilities on both fiber and copper installations
  • Working knowledge and understanding of reading and interpreting engineering, architectural, and construction plans, drawings, blueprints, specifications, and other project documents and ability to follow specifications
  • Working knowledge of building and mechanical/electrical codes
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry codes, standards, and methods such as IEEE, ANSI, TIA, EIA, BICSI, NEC, NFPA, and OSHA

Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Maintain a current DOT medical card and medical examination report
  • Maintain OSHA 10 Certification; will help the selected candidate obtain
  • Maintain OSHA 30 Certification; will help the selected candidate obtain
  • Maintain BICSI Level 2 or Technician certification; will help the selected candidate obtain
  • Maintain any other job-related certifications

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

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