With minimal or no supervision performs troubleshooting, installation, testing and repair of various types of complex telecommunications and computer equipment including fiber optics, Sonet equipment, two-way radio, SCADA, digital equipment, power line carrier, telephone systems, MAS radio systems, analog and digital microwave systems. Responsible for compiling data on all installed, modified or removed electronic equipment and evaluates the equipment report to pinpoint problem areas.
Fiber installations including underground and aerial construction on distribution line structures and assemblies. Termination and splicing of Optical Ground Wire (OGPW) and All-Dielectric Self-Supporting (ADSS) fiber cable in fiber enclosures and optical termination panels.
Point-of-Presence (POP) buildings, POP cabinets and microwave tower installation and maintenance. Installing and testing AC/DC power systems, building entrance systems, surge arrestors, generator hook-ups and operations, HVAC, grounding and door entrance and alarm systems installation. Communications cable installation and testing in POPs and KAMO facilities to include fiber termination panels, cross-connect panels, CAT5/6 panels and wall jacks.
Installation, configuration and testing of networking hardware to include Ethernet switches, routers, DWDM/CWDM nodes, SONET nodes, other TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) devices such as channel banks or TDM emulation and terminal servers.
Installation and troubleshooting RF systems including microwave networks and two-way radio systems in POP facilities, KAMO fleet and other vehicles.
Train and instruct less experienced personnel.
Knowledge of NESC standards and requirements, telecommunications transmission technologies for fiber optics and microwave systems, OSI network layers, Ethernet, IP frame and packet structure, TDM multiplexing and timing, electronic theory and AC/DC Power.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Requires a combination of computer skills, troubleshooting, soldering and mechanical skills, to identify
problems and perform precise repair work. Excellent documentation skills a must. Capability to complete required data entry and precise evaluations of fiber paths from traces taken with OTDR equipment is critical. Obtain and/or maintain first aid and CPR, fiber optic installer, tower climbing safety and rescue and radio frequency safety awareness training.
Need to be organized and a self-starter. Ability to work safely in an electrically hazardous environment. Capability to communicate and coordinate ideas and concepts with peers, superiors and supervising managers. Must have good interpersonal skills to interact with all KAMO employees, member system employees and other utilities. Be involved with daily job briefings and communicate known hazards to all individuals present. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize time/workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. Capability to adapt to changing business circumstances and handle multiple tasks.
Experience & Education
Associate Degree in High Voltage Line Technology, Electronics, Electrical Engineering Technology or related discipline from an accredited trade school or university is required, plus seven (7) or more years of work experience. Equivalent industry experience may potentially be considered toward substitution of degree requirements.
Maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Any restrictions will be evaluated based on the nature of the job.
Effectively use equipment such as, but not limited: fusion splicer, OTDR, underground cable locator, climbing gear (tower and utility pole), all telecommunication testing equipment including T1, Ethernet, RS232, personal protective equipment (PPE), hot sticks, tools (hand and portable power) and ladders. Must also be able to utilize test equipment that includes computers and testing software. Capability to operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, crane, bucket truck, trenching and excavation equipment.
Physical and Mental Demands: All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities (some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees).
Physical Demands: Requires physical ability in balancing, stooping, pushing, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, talking and hearing. Ability to lift small objects with the fingers, grasping. Position is defined as heavy work. Employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. while climbing ladder. May be required to climb at extreme heights of 400 ft. or more. Requires visual acuity in machine operation.
Mental Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have a high level of concentration, be subject to performance pressure due to deadlines imposed. Must be able to use sound judgement to deal with complex situations. Must be able to present information, read, write and comprehend data. Ability to interact with a team of co-workers.
Work Environment: Primarily field work with some general office duties. Subject to adverse weather conditions, including extreme temperatures and extended hours during emergency situations. May be subject to exposure to hazardous chemicals including, creosote pressure treated wood, transformer oil, herbicides, pesticides, diesel, denatured alcohol, contact cleaner and battery fluids with components and noise. May work in atmosphere with particles and or fumes.
Position Type/Expected Work Hours
This is a full time position. Requires the flexibility to work during emergency situations. Requires flexibility to work irregular hours for assignment completion. Requires the flexibility to be on call, as required.
Position will require travel within KAMO service territory. Occasional out-of-state and overnight travel required for training, conferences and professional meetings.
This is a safety sensitive position due to field work and exposure to energized facilities as well assignment with frequent driving of KAMO fleet. A safety sensitive job is one that includes tasks or duties that KAMO reasonably believes could affect the safety and health of the employee performing the task or others. Due to the safety sensitive nature of this job, a constant state of mental alertness is required and no substance (including, but not limited to medical marijuana) may be used by the employee in this position which may impair the employee's ability to maintain said constant state of mental alertness.
Additional Salary Information: This position will be filled at the appropriate grade pay level according to the experience and qualifications of the selected applicant.
About KAMO Power
KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KAMO Power), with headquarters in Vinita, Oklahoma is a Generation and Transmission (G&T) cooperative formed in 1941. KAMO has work locations in Vinita, Muskogee, Cleveland and Stillwater, Oklahoma; and in Spokane, El Dorado Springs and Neosho, Missouri.
Owned by 17 member distribution rural electric cooperatives in northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri, KAMO
serves the needs of its members by providing safe, low-cost, and reliable power and telecommunications services.
KAMO is a member-owner of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., (AECI) who provides the electric capacity and energy needs for KAMO and five other G&Ts in Missouri.
KAMO's annual sales exceed 7 million megawatt-hours, representing over 300,000 member-owners. As a non-profit rural electric cooperative, revenues from sales are used to cover KAMO's expenses; revenues exceeding costs are credited back to the 17 member-owners in the form of patronage capital.