• Underground Construction Technician

    ALLO Communications
    Job Description
    The primary functions of an Underground Construction Technician are to install, expand and maintain ALLO’s underground conduit system safely and efficiently. While this position is in a home market some travel, up to 50%, might be required based on the needs and schedule of construction. Duties for this position can be physically demanding and require working in an outdoor construction setting.

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Prepare trench areas for the installation of conduit, pedestals and other ALLO structures.

    • Install, maintain, and expand ALLO’s conduit network in preparation of underground fiber installation.

    • Use appropriate heavy equipment, hand, and power tools to properly erect all components necessary for lifting, moving, and installing underground materials in accordance with the applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards.

    • Construct, install, and splice varying sizes of conduit in or alongside open trenches in a variety of different working conditions.

    • Troubleshoot all aspects of the conduit network to ensure the successful installation of ALLO’s underground fiber-optic network.

    • Accurately locate underground cable and duct using cable locator and other methods

    • Read and understand provided maps to identify the placement of ALLO conduit network.

    • Verify the accuracy and notate any discrepancies relating to re-entry of all existing splice enclosures.

    • Maintain all equipment.

    • Provide a safe working environment by being knowledgeable, enforce all state, local, and company safety procedures.

    • Operate and maintain company-owned vehicles.

    • Inspect vehicle daily and maintain a valid driver’s license and commercial license if applicable.

    • Maintain on-call responsibilities relating to emergency restoration as assigned.

    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    • While this position is based in a home market, some travel up to 50% may be required based on the needs of the construction schedule.

    • Must be able to obtain CDL A combined truck and trailer with in 60 days of accepting this position.

     

    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • High School diploma or equivalent.

    • Previous exposure to outdoor/underground construction is desired, but not required

    • DOT physical will need to be passed with 30 days of employment

    • A CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment will be required

     

    SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of ALLO installation-construction procedures.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers and other employees.

    • Ability to work under pressure to successfully complete assigned tasks.

    • Ability to operate company vehicles and maintain a driver’s license, and commercial license if applicable, in good standing.

    • Knowledge of underground utility construction and your assigned geographic region.

    • Basic knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word and GIS.

    • Effectively communicate with internal and external customers, contractors, and company employees.

    • Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day in all weather conditions.

    • Ability to lift to 80 pounds and to bend/stoop/kneel/crawl

    • Flexibility and temperament to adapt to sudden challenges and changing work conditions

    • Willingness to change schedule at short notice to respond to emergency calls.

    • Availability for weekend on-call duty, as required

    • Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen

    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

    • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

       

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    • Able to read manuals and operate power tools.

    • Able to distinguish colors and markings used to identify different types of materials and to evaluate the quality of completed permitted construction.

    • Able to hear on a telephone or two-way radio or communicate with customers or other employees.

    • Able to converse on the telephone or a two-way radio.

    • Body movement or mobility to climb and maintain balance on uneven ground, in and out of trenches as necessary, and in different environments.

    • Dexterity to use hand tools and small power tools, and to complete necessary forms in a legible manner.

    People are our passion.  At ALLO, we don’t treat you like a number. You’re a human being.  

    Get ready to plug into the perks at ALLO:  

    • Free ALLO Service:  We’ll pick up the tab on your ALLO fiber internet, TV, and phone bill. Seriously!
    • Retirement Plan:  The fiber future isn’t the only one we care about. We match your 401(k) savings up to 5%.
    • Health and Wellness: Participate in quarterly wellness challenges, and we’ll deposit extra cash into your checking or health savings accounts.
    • Benefits:  Our benefits include medical, vision, and dental with low employee costs.  Not to mention a generous ETO policy. Plus, if you’ve got student loan debt, we’ve got a repayment assistance program you’ll want to get in on.
    • Sponsorships:  Are you passionate about a local fundraiser or philanthropy? We strive to give back to what matters most to our communities.
    • Tuition Assistance:  Have a thirst for knowledge? We like that, which is why we’re proud to offer assistance with the cost of your tuition.

     

    ALLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing opportunities to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ALLO believes that diversity and inclusion within our team is critical to our success as a company. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.

     

    Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply may contact Recruiting at [email protected].

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