• Engineering Technician II - Field (Seasonal)

  • Posted: 07/16/2021

    General Summary:                                                                                                            

    The Engineering Technician II (Field) will provide field engineering and technical support services for ReadiTech Engineering Outside Plant Construction projects in a timely, accurate, and cost-effective manner.  The position is responsible for planning and carrying out the assignment, resolving most of the conflicts which arise, coordinating the work of others as necessary, and interpreting policy on own initiative in terms of established objectives.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Construction observation of Telecommunications Outside Plant Construction Projects
    • Oversee construction management as well as prepare and maintain field records
    • Assist with design, plans, specifications, reports, maps, schedules, estimates, data collection, and documents and agreements as needed
    • Communicate consistently with the project manager and contractors
    • Provide coordination of ReadiTech Engineering staff, clients, and contractors
    • Participate in and facilitate meetings with contractors, public and or private permitting entities, and clients
    • Effectively deal with difficult situations and confrontation both internally and externally
    • Provide quality control by reviewing completed work to ensure compliance with ReadiTech Engineering quality standards
    • Utilize effective written and oral communication
    • Lead, mentor, and direct others
    • Read and interpret construction plans to provide client management and effectively communicate by answering inquiries from coworkers, contractors, clients, or the public
    • Become familiar with the plans and specifications, maps, and related material for each project and be able to utilize the information appropriately
    • Utilize Microsoft Office software as well as other software and equipment to prepare and revise technical drawings using company established standard procedures
    • Will be required to understand and follow company established standard drafting procedures for file structure and standard drawing procedures for projects                                
    • Having a strong work ethic and be a self-starter, able to effectively manage multiple priorities and adapt to change within a fast-paced environment.
    •  Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to operate motorized vehicles
    • Regular, reliable, consistent, and punctual attendance is required
    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required to fulfill job function or as assigned



    • Knowledge of company policies, procedures, products, and services.
    • Knowledge of company safety policies and procedures.
    • Knowledge and understanding of aerial, underground, copper, fiber, and substructure design
    • Knowledge and understanding of telephone industry standards, local telecom practices and procedures, local city, state, and government rules and regulations
    • Knowledge and experience in Telecommunications Outside Plant Construction projects
    • Skill in Microsoft Office program, OSP record database applications
    • Skill in field data collection utilizing Trimble handheld GPS equipment, computer-aided drafting systems, or Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    • Ability to apply principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to design and production
    • Ability to facilitate field visits and meetings with customers, developers, and government agencies
    • Ability to exercise independent thinking, creativity, and initiative
    • Ability to work independently
    • Demonstrate a desire to learn new skills as technologies change
    • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task


    Education and Experience:   

    • Associates degree in related field and/or two (4) years of related work experience in telecommunications outside plant preferred
    • Project Management experience
    • Experience managing employees and construction projects
    • Telecommunication Outside Plant Construction observation experience
    • Underground utility construction observation experience
    • Experience with the installation practices of utility construction projects


    Hours and Travel

    This position requires the individual to work 40+ hours per week with 10% of time spent in the office and 90% in the field during the construction season. Travel may be necessary depending on the job site location.


    Physical Requirements:


    The physical demands described represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

    The employee is regularly required to:

    • Sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl
    • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
    • Talk or hear and communicate clearly

    The employee must:

    • Be able to walk on uneven terrain up to three miles per day
    • Frequently lift and move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.                        


    The position is based out of Casselton, ND.                         

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