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Central Lincoln Peoples Utility District

Communications Systems Craftsman (22-04)



$119,683.20 - $119,683.20


5 years



Newport, Oregon, United States


Install, troubleshoot, document, repair and maintain communication systems and miscellaneous electronic equipment. Work may be performed in any of the following areas: Land Mobile Radio, Microwave, Telephone, Fiber Optics, Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), Data Communications, Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) and miscellaneous electronics.

Essential Functions

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Install, maintain, repair, and test all aspects of fiber optics, including cable splicing, transport equipment, wave division multiplexing, operating power, source meters and OTDR's.

Install, maintain, repair and test tele­metering and SCADA communications equipment in Central Lincoln's substa­tions, mountaintops and office facilities. Complete other related work as directed.

Install, maintain, test and repair portable, mobile, base and microwave radio systems.

Install, test, splice, operate, configure and maintain Central Lincoln's fiber optic system.

Install camera systems in substations and other facilities.

Locate radio frequency inter­ference reported by customers.

Maintain and repair communications systems (phone system).

Climb towers up to 185 feet tall.

Communicate in a professional, respectful and courteous manner with all employees, customers, the Board of Directors, and others with whom we may work. Contribute to a successful work group and foster a team-oriented culture through positive interactions, active listening, meaningful collaborations, and the constructive exchange of ideas designed to meet or exceed Central Lincoln's strategic goals.

Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet team, department and Company goals while actively demonstrating accountability and responsibility for achieving desired outcomes and measurable results.

Knowledge, Skill, & Ability

Knowledge of:

  • Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) regula­tions pertaining to the op­eration and mai­ntenance of radio transmitters.
  • Analog and di­gital telemetering sys­tems and SCA­DA equip­ment.
  • Safety rules and procedures.
  • Conventional Optical Networking and fiber optic Wave Division Multiplexing technologies.
  • TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol) networking concepts and applications in 802.x (Ethernet) environments.

Skill in:

  • Use of hand tools/power tools, radio, fiber and teleph­one testing equip­ment.
  • Use of fre­que­ncy che­ck­ing equip­me­nt and adjusting set to frequency li­mits.
  • Use of electronic test equipment (DMM/Scope Meter etc.).
  • Use of personal com­puters/laptops/managed switches and programmable con­trollers as used in con­trol sys­tems.

Ability to:

  • Comprehend and effective­ly work from com­plex electri­cal and electr­onic drawings.
  • Locate cau­ses of equipment malfunc­tions and make repairs.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, effectively and respectfully, both orally and in writing.
  • Work independently and as a team member with diverse staff throughout the organization.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to internal and external clients of diverse backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and coworkers.
  • Satisfactorily demonstrate Central Lincoln's performance competencies.
  • Support department goals and helps promote a positive team environment. Participates in department meetings, internal committees, or work groups as requested. Actively and positively participates in these meetings to brainstorm, find solutions, and share information.
  • Sufficient mental acuity and sound reasoning abilities necessary to review, analyze, evaluate, and interpret Central Lincoln policies, as well as federal and state regulations applicable to organizational operations.
Minimum Qualifications & Progression
  • This position requires an F.C.C. General Radio Telephone License, or the ability to obtain within one year. Must have a minimum of five (5) years' experience in the installation and repair of one (1) or more of the following: Microwave systems and multiplexers; WAN/LAN network equipment; VHF fixed station and mobile radio; Telephone systems.
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position will be considered in lieu of the outlined requirements.
  • Valid driver's license: Yes
  • Post-offer background check required: Yes
  • Post-offer drug test required: Yes
  • Post-offer physical/functional test required: Yes
  • Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, or progression or advancement: No
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Supervisory Relationship:
  • Reports to the Operations Supervisor
  • No supervisory responsibility