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Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1001
Email: Sales@FARRtechnologies.com

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FARR Technologies
2601 S. Minnesota Ave.
Suite 105-266
Sioux Falls, SD 57105-4750
Phone: +1-888-687-8765
Fax: +1-605-593-9320

Billing Contact Information

FARR Technologies
PO Box 91642
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1002
Email: Billing@FARRtechnologies.com

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    Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1004
  • Network Design

    Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1006
  • Regulatory/Consulting

    Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1005
  • Systems Integration

    Phone: +1-888-687-8765 ext. 1003


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CAD/GIS Technician I, II & III

Department: Outside Plant
Reports To: Director - Outside Plant
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Prepares drawings for engineering, commercial and office projects. Utilizes computer-aided design (CAD) software to prepare layouts and detail drawings. Utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to prepare GIS files and maps. Utilizes Facilities Management software to prepare as built drawings and files for use in ongoing OSP operations. Prepares working plans and complete drawings, working from rough and detailed sketches. Develops and maintains a filing system for copies of engineering drawings and related materials.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepares drawings and layouts for engineering, commercial and office project using CAD software.
  • Prepares detailed construction sheets, maps, and other related specification sheets for use in the planning, construction and/or installation of telecommunications equipment.
  • Prepares as built drawings and files for use in ongoing OSP operations.
  • Drafts equipment wiring diagrams, schematics and other equipment layout designs as requested.
  • Ensures drawings, maps and work plans are accessible by maintaining engineering drawings and related materials in a file system in accordance with instructions from GIS/CAD Technician 3 or GIS/CAD Team Leader.
  • CAD/GIS Technician 3 – develops and utilizes file system for maintaining engineering drawings and related materials.
  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.
  • Ability to travel as needed to assigned locations.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of CAD principles and practices.
  • CAD/GIS Technician 2 and 3 - knowledge of GIS principles and practices.
  • CAD/GIS Technician 2 and 3 - knowledge of RUS and industry regulations affecting engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer and telephone systems.
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems.
    • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Visio
    • Microsoft Outlook
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including work orders, staking sheets, schematics and circuit diagrams.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to utilized GIS, CAD and Facilities Management software. Sample software (not limited to) includes:
    • AutoCAD – CAD/GIS Technician I, II and III
    • ESRI – CAD/GIS Technician II and III
    • Innovative Systems eLation - CAD/GIS Technician II and III
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.

Education and Experience

  • CAD/GIS I - Associate’s degree in engineering or equivalent plus 0-2 years of drafting experience.
  • CAD/GIS II - Associate’s degree in engineering or equivalent plus 2-5 years of CAD/GIS experience.
  • CAD/GIS III - Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Bachelor’s degree in GIS or equivalent plus 5+ years of CAD/GIS experience.

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Normal working conditions for office work. Field work will be required. During field work, somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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Engineer I, II & III

Department: Outside Plant / Network Design
Reports To: VP - Outside Plant / VP - Network Design
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Plans and prepares drawings for design and/or construction of new and existing telecommunication facilities. Work may involve removal or rearrangement of existing aerial and underground lines, cables and conduits. Analyzes network capacity, available and existing line counts, and forecasts or estimates projected network capacity based on desired service offerings to determine new construction or rearrangements and removals required. Selects routing of lines and determines equipment requirements. Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings and estimates equipment, labor and material costs. Prepares details plans and specifications for telecommunications electronics equipment.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans and prepares drawings for new construction, removal or rearrangement of existing aerial or underground lines, cable and conduits, circuit design and cutover assignments.
  • Ability to assess and interpret highly complicated project plans and determine scope of work. After assessment, create list of options for recommendation to client.
  • Ensures compliance with RUS and industry specifications. Organizes and files necessary paperwork.
  • Analyzes network capacity and forecasts projected capacity to determine required construction engineering projects.
  • Preparation, processing, and acquisition of private and public Rights-Of-Way.
  • Assist in research and application of new technologies and products
  • Review final test results for construction and electronic projects
  • Engineer 1 – Assists in selection of routing of lines and determination of equipment requirements as appropriate.
  • Engineer 2 and 3 - Selects routing of lines and determines equipment requirements as appropriate.
  • Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings and estimates equipment, labor and material costs.
  • Engineer 2 and 3 - Negotiate contracts and verify tabulation of contractor staking sheets.
  • Engineer 1 and 2 – Assists development of detailed plans and specifications for telecommunications electronics equipment in compliance with RUS and industry specifications.
  • Engineer 3 – Develops detailed plans and specifications for telecommunications electronics equipment in compliance with RUS and industry specifications.
  • Oversees FARR field staff to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • Oversees and inspects installation of telecommunications electronics equipment to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to assigned locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of telecommunications construction and engineering practices and principles such as RUS, NESC, etc.
  • Knowledge of industry regulations affecting engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of copper and fiber Circuit design and cutover assignments
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Highly Skilled in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs and telephone telecommunications systems.
    • AutoCAD
    • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio and Publisher
    • GIS software
    • Facilities Management software
  • Skill in problem identification and resolution.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including work orders, staking sheets, schematics and specification manuals.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience
    • Engineer I – 0 to 2 years of telecommunications engineering experience
    • Engineer II – 2 to 5 years of telecommunications engineering experience
    • Engineer III – 5+ years of telecommunications engineering experience

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Good working conditions; may be slightly dirty or involve occasional exposure to some of the elements listed above.

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Inspector

Department: Outside Plant
Reports To: Director - Outside Plant
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Verifies conformance of constructed telecommunications facilities to all elements of plans and specifications for telecommunications construction projects, including fiber and copper cable and splices, pedestals, hand holes, manholes, handling techniques for fiber and copper cable, site cleanup and tracks receipt of all required permits, easements, cable locates and Right of Way prior to construction. Knowledge of both aerial and buried cable construction. Makes site inspections to Uses prescribed safety equipment and procedures. Records as built data and communicates deviations from plans and specifications to Resident or supervisor. Specifically excludes supervision of any construction contractor or client staff or participation in any construction activity. Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Inspects construction, aerial, buried, and right-of-way crew work to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications. Records as built data and provides data to Resident or supervisor for updating of plant records.
  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.
  • Follows required safety procedures.
  • Inspects all aspects of underground, aerial or submarine telecommunications facilities.
  • Ensures quality customer service by responding to customer complaints concerning construction projects.
  • Communicates corrective action items to Resident or supervisor.
  • Ability to travel as needed to assigned locations.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of test equipment and all types of cable.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and preparing documents such as work orders, purchase orders, inventory and personnel reviews.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in operating various vehicles.
  • Skill in reading cable records, staking sheets, specifications and circuit diagrams.
  • Skill in problem solving and resolution.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance instruction manuals.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale.
  • Ability to use various software including but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, Word, Office, Visio
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.
  • Employee must possess the financial means to pay their travel expenses upfront and carry the amount until expenses are submitted by the employee, approved by the employee’s manager and paid by FARR. Expenses are paid on a bi weekly basis. Expenses could range up to $3600 per bi weekly period.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Zero to two years of telecommunications construction experience.

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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Outside Plant Project Manager I, II & III

Department: Outside Plant
Reports To: VP - Outside Plant or Director - Outside Plant
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

This position exists to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects assigned. This position exists to ensure the proper oversight and management of all aspects of assigned projects including integration, scope, time, cost, quality, staff resources, communications, risk and procurement while maintaining quality standards, controlling expenses, and following company policies and practices.

OSP Engineering and/or ISP Engineering experience a plus. Strong MS Excel skills and ability to facilitate and work with very large data tracking tools, MS Project experience is desired. Must have strong client management and interface skills (documentation and in person). Will interact with client management, contractor management and FARR management and staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Works with client(s), FARR staff and resources to develop project scope of work documents and project plans that include an analysis of benefit, cost, work schedule, and any related risks. Serve as the primary contact for all project related matters. Project Manager manages project from initiation to close.
  • Reviews and monitors project work to ensure that progress is within expected guidelines and is completed on time and within budget.
  • Identifies, tracks, monitors, and communicates project–related issues, scope changes, variances and contingencies that may arise during the implementation of projects. Facilitates solutions with the appropriate stakeholder(s).
  • Follows defined PMO processes, procedures, & guidelines and proficiency with standardized project management tools.
  • Responsible for project communications and collaboration with clients, senior management, project team members and stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Manage project update meetings both internal and external, publish meeting minutes and track completion of open items.
  • Prepares project reports for management, clients, and others as requested including creating ad-hoc reports and regularly scheduled project reports identifying trends and issues for management action
  • Prepares drawings and layouts for engineering, commercial and office project using CAD software.
  • Prepares detailed construction sheets, maps, and other related specification sheets for use in the planning, construction and/or installation of telecommunications equipment.
  • Prepares as built drawings and files for use in ongoing OSP operations.
  • Drafts equipment wiring diagrams, schematics and other equipment layout designs as requested.
  • Oversees inspection activities for construction, aerial, buried, and right-of-way crew work to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.
  • While in field on inspection and/or staking activities, communicates corrective action items to Resident or OSP supervisor.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to assigned locations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of CAD principles and practices.
  • Obtain client approvals on all expected deliverables - project plan, change requests, architecture document, acceptance documents, etc.
  • Clarify, identify, and track requirements and issues, remove barriers, resolve minor project issues and escalate to immediate manager where required.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations for inspection and staking activities.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computer, various software programs, and telephone systems.
  • Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio, Publisher
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents and forms including work orders, staking sheets, schematics and circuit diagrams.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, co-workers, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to utilize GIS, CAD and Facilities Management software. Sample software (not limited to) includes:
    • AutoCAD
    • ESRI
    • Innovative Systems eLation
    • Google Earth
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player.
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 50% of the time.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.
  • Project Manager II & III -
    • Knowledge of Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices and procedures.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple client/project assignments.
    • Knowledge of both aerial and buried construction processes and procedures.
    • Manage client expectations, anticipates operational and tactical risks and tracks them.
    • Resolve all tactical project issues and escalate only strategic or emergency issues to FARR management.
    • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Education and Experience

  • Project Manager I
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college or a high school diploma/GED with at least 4 years of experience in an engineering or project management position
  • Project Manager II
    • At least 2 additional years of experience in a technical project management or engineering role
    • At least 2 years of project management experience working in a lead capacity implementing projects in a field environment
  • Project Manager III
    • At least 4 additional years of experience in a technical project management or engineering role
    • At least 4 additional years of project management experience working in a lead capacity implementing projects in a field environment

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Normal working conditions for office work. Field work will be required. During field work, somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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Resident

Department: Outside Plant
Reports To: Director - Outside Plant
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Verifies conformance of constructed telecommunications facilities to all elements of plans and specifications for telecommunications construction projects, including fiber and copper cable and splices, pedestals, hand holes, manholes, handling techniques for fiber and copper cable, site cleanup and tracks receipt of all required permits, easements, cable locates and Right of Way prior to construction. Knowledge of both aerial and buried cable construction. Schedules and supervises other inspectors for project and makes site inspections to check public safety precautions and use of prescribed safety equipment and procedures by company personnel only. Specifically excludes supervision of any construction contractor or client staff or responsibility for any contractor’s or client’s construction equipment. Supervise and participate in the development of staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees and inspects construction, aerial, buried, and right-of-way crew work to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.
  • Ensures public safety precautions, equipment, and procedures for company (not contractor or client) staff are implemented by performing site inspections. Provides instruction and training to company employees.
  • Ensures quality customer service by responding to customer complaints concerning construction projects.
  • Communicates corrective action items to construction contractor to bring constructed facilities into compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to assigned locations.
  • Ability to generate final cable routing as well as review update fiber optic and copper cable design, including but not limited to cable sizing, cable circuiting and cutover for entire system overbuilds or small phone company work orders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of test equipment, switches, electronic equipment and all types of cable.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and preparing documents such as work orders, purchase orders, inventory and personnel reviews.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in reading cable records, staking sheets, specifications and circuit diagrams.
  • Skill in problem solving and resolution.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance instruction manuals.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale.
  • Ability to pay for travel expense and be reimbursed by company every pay period.
  • Ability to use various software including but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, Word, Office, Visio
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.
  • Employee must possess the financial means to pay their travel expenses upfront and carry the amount until expenses are submitted by the employee, approved by the employee’s manager and paid by FARR. Expenses are paid on a bi weekly basis. Expenses could range up to $3600 per bi weekly period.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of telecommunications construction experience with at least one year in a supervisory capacity.

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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Senior Resident

Department: Outside Plant
Reports To: Director - Outside Plant
FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Verifies conformance of constructed telecommunications facilities to all elements of plans and specifications for telecommunications construction projects, including fiber and copper cable and splices, pedestals, hand holes, manholes, handling techniques for fiber and copper cable, site cleanup and tracks receipt of all required permits, easements, cable locates and Right of Way prior to construction. Knowledge of both aerial and buried cable construction. Schedules and supervises other inspectors for project and makes site inspections to check public safety precautions and use of prescribed safety equipment and procedures by company personnel only. Specifically excludes supervision of any construction contractor or client staff or responsibility for any contractor’s or client’s construction equipment. Supervise and participate in the development of staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees and inspects construction, aerial, buried, and right-of-way crew work to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.
  • On large projects, coordinates and compiles work of other residents and inspectors, and directly communicates with client representatives.
  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.
  • Ensures public safety precautions, equipment, and procedures for company (not contractor or client) staff are implemented by performing site inspections. Provides instruction and training to company employees.
  • Ensures quality customer service by responding to customer complaints concerning construction projects.
  • Communicates corrective action items to construction contractor to bring constructed facilities into compliance with plans and specifications.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Ability to travel as needed to assigned locations.
  • Ability to generate final cable routing as well as review update fiber optic and copper cable design, including but not limited to cable sizing, cable circuiting and cutover for entire system overbuilds or small phone company work orders.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.
  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of test equipment, switches, electronic equipment and all types of cable.
  • Knowledge of company products and services.
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.
  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and preparing documents such as work orders, purchase orders, inventory and personnel reviews.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in operating various vehicles.
  • Skill in reading cable records, staking sheets, specifications and circuit diagrams.
  • Skill in problem solving and resolution.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance instruction manuals.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale.
  • Ability to direct work of other team members when directed by manager
  • Ability to use various software including but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, Word, Office, Visio
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.
  • Employee must possess the financial means to pay their travel expenses upfront and carry the amount until expenses are submitted by the employee, approved by the employee’s manager and paid by FARR. Expenses are paid on a bi weekly basis. Expenses could range up to $3600 per bi weekly period.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ten years of telecommunications construction experience with at least one year in a supervisory capacity.

Physical Requirements

0 - 24% 25 - 49% 50 - 74% 75 - 100%
Seeing: Must be able to service orders and trouble reports. X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts. X
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about work site. X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop, kneel and crawl to perform construction inspections. X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift at least 60lbs. X
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system. X

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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