Datacom Technician III - Tufts Technology Services - (20001014)
Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, TTS is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.
Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.
Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.
Responsible to manage the physical cable plant infrastructure, as well as the installation of active data communications and electronic networking equipment in communications rooms and routing hubs. This position will place and maintain cables in tunnels, crawl spaces, attics, conduit, buried, and aerial as required. Perform tests on cable for certification and troubleshoot using various equipment such as, Fluke DSX5000, OTDRs, and spectrum analyzers. Install and deploy cabling and equipment in accordance with design plans and work orders. Conduct wireless network field surveys using tools such as the AirMagnet Survey Pro to measure signal strength and to generate wireless "heat maps". This position participates in the on-call rotation.
Skills and knowledge typically acquired through an Associate's degree in Telecommunication or related field and 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Experience in the telecommunications industry installing, terminating, troubleshooting, and maintaining twisted pair copper cable, coaxial cable, and fiber optic cables.
Comprehensive knowledge of electrical & electronic theory, UPS ops and maintenance, and data network equipment.
Comprehensive understanding of the data network equipment including wireless access points.
Valid Driver's License.
Certified Fiber Optic Technician.
Ability to distinguish colors.
Experience in completing wireless site surveys and field tests using survey tools.
Experience in interpreting CAD drawings, common telecommunications symbols, building floor plans and network system/topology maps, the ability to also mark-up reference diagrams and "as-built" depictions using tools such as Microsoft-Visio.
4 or more years of experience certifying and troubleshooting cabling using various test equipment, including; the B-Voltage Tester, Cable Toner, Fluke Cable Analyzer (DTX1200/1800, DSX5000), Fluke Linkrunner, Telephone Test Set (Butt Set), Volt/Ohm Meter, OTDR, Optical Spectrum Analyzer.
Understand and be familiar with current TIA/EIA standards, national electrical code, and BICSI standards.
Proficient in the use of a ticketing system such as Pinnacle, and Microsoft Office & Visio.
Experience installing VOIP equipment and familiarity with basic VOIP testing and troubleshooting.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: This position requires regular travel between the four Tufts campuses, Datacenters and Co-location sites. This position also requires participation in "On-Call" rotation for off-hours, weekends and Holidays. This position requires occasional off-hours & weekend work to install equipment & cabling infrastructure during specified "Safe-Time" change windows.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: IT (Information Technology)
Organization: Tufts Technology Services
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jan 13, 2020, 4:13:48 PM
Internal Number: 20001014
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