Verizon Wireless Network Field Assurance Engineer in Mankato, Minnesota

What you’ll be doing...

As our Network Field Assurance Engineer, you will be responsible for the proper operation of network elements in the Marshall, MN area in Southwestern MN. This includes preventative and remedial maintenance, installation, optimization, upkeep, and integration of network hardware and interconnect facilities. Maintaining and repairing all base station equipment and transmitters. Your responsibilities will include the integration of new technology growth including CRAN, DAS, macro, and small cells within the Owatonna Market.

  • Supporting national and sub-market performance and build goals.

  • Integration of new elements into the network and verification of proper functionality including new cell sites.

  • RF system optimization techniques for voice and data with understanding of voice and data signal flow and call processing.

  • RF antenna systems integrity testing and quality analysis including interference detection and resolution.

  • Examining and interpreting key performance indicators using available tools.

  • Understanding fiber optic maintenance and troubleshooting techniques.

  • Maintaining and repairing all base station equipment and transmitters.

  • Conducting analysis of network generated alarm events and fault resolution.

  • Maintaining cell site and test equipment inventories.

  • Performing preventative and remedial maintenance; building and grounds upkeep.

  • Integration of network interconnect facilities, implementation of layer 1 and layer 2 transport routing configurations (Ethernet and SONET), both hardware and software, data networking (TCP/IP).

  • Updating daily logs with site-specific information; composing clear and concise reports for system documentation; and performing audits as required by local, regional, Area, Corporate or Regulatory agencies.

  • Providing 24x7 on-call support on a rotating weekly schedule.

  • Installation, Testing, and Maintenance of In-Building Repeater and DAS systems.

  • Network Assurance responsibilities: Performing all project turn up activities to include scripting to set initial “golden” parameters, call testing and optimization; network monitoring to mitigate network issues using Real-Time-Tool (RTT) and Ericsson LTE Performance Tool (ELPT); and mitigating and eliminating all interference. Including diagnosing PIM/VSWR and triggering the appropriate repair for performance impacting issues.

  • Performing duties independently and participating in cross-functional projects as scheduled.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree related to Technical or Engineering Fields.

  • Experience in the following fields: telecommunications, fiber optic networking, software engineering and development, radio frequency (RF) engineering, network engineering.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the following technologies and/or platforms: voice cells infrastructure experience, telecom experience including: T1, Fiber distribution, DACS, OMP; computer support experience including: hardware and configurations, troubleshooting; and power systems experience AC/DC distribution systems, and troubleshooting; and HVAC fundamentals.

  • Capability to be adaptive to change – Open to different viewpoints and ideas.

  • Demonstrated excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational skills

  • Self-motivation with demonstrated initiative.

  • Demonstrated a “can do” attitude that creates a very positive and motivated work environment.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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