This position has the responsibility of designing, testing, installing, maintenance, repair and operation of low voltage telecommunications systems. This position has responsibility for assisting in the planning, scheduling and/or designing of low voltage cabling/network and equipment for telecommunications projects and designating work tasks in the field.
Position may function by implementing moves, adds, and changes to cabling systems, engineering certain aspects thereof, managing an equipment and parts inventory, and maintenance of designated equipment and/or network and peripheral equipment.
Responsibilities / Essential Functions: (These examples do not include all possible responsibilities in this work and do not limit the assignment of related responsibilities in any position of this classification.)
Supervises and performs installation, maintenance, repair, calibration and operation of telecommunications systems.
Lead workers (e.g., assign, schedule, direct work) of University staff but are not PELRA supervisors. Incumbents may supervise student employees.
Designs, modifies, constructs and tests auxiliary equipment and plans integration of subsystems to meet specialized needs.
Designs necessary cable (feeders and risers) for new construction or remodeling projects as assigned. Works with architects, contractors, engineers and project managers to determine scope and system which will provide adequate facilities for present and future needs.
Coordinates work with the University’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) and implements moves, additions and modifications to telecommunications equipment in University buildings.
Prepare and submit detailed cost estimates for projects which involve new installations or changes to existing. Prepare written specifications for system change requirements.
Assist with design and engineer interfaces for requesting departments which includes evaluating different vendors, writing equipment bids and analyzing bid responses. Assist in designing and implementing installations, changes, or moves of equipment
Analyzes current equipment for improvements and replacement. Recommends new equipment purchases based on technical performance and cost factors.
Maintains inventory of parts and components and shop equipped with testing and repair devices.
Confers with researchers or professional staff and translates functional requirements into engineering specifications.
Locates and deals with suppliers of parts and equipment and provides specifications for custom built equipment.
Approves acceptance testing of new equipment upon completion of installation. Authorized to reject equipment not meeting specified standards.
Devises and performs preventive maintenance and quality assurance programs.
Develops and conducts training programs for students, residents, technicians and staff members on operation of equipment.
Maintains records of expenditures for equipment and outside service and assists in budget planning by providing equipment cost benefit analysis.
Completion of a two-year technical school program related to electrical or mechanical systems plus a minimum of four years’ work experience in this specialized field; or BS degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and one year of related work experience. Equivalent combinations of academic and work experience in a related field may be substituted for the degree. Some positions may require licensure by the state of Minnesota to perform electrical work. (see MN statute 326B.33 Subd. 7. Power Limited Technician).
Two year technical degree and 5 years related experience. Strong communication skills, written and verbal. Ability to work with teams with diverse backgrounds and experience/expertise.
Internal Number: 335379
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