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BBT IV - Outside Plant


Balch Springs, TX, US, 75180

Brand:  Optimum
Requisition #:  1389

Job Summary

Under general supervision the Broadband Technician (BBT) IV repairs and maintains the fiber and coaxial transport and distribution cable services including residential and business video, data, telephone, and security. As needed supports repair and maintenance of headend electronics and critical infrastructure equipment. Performs troubleshooting from the headend to the customer's electronic devices. Supports and mentors lower level technicians and fulfills service and installation as needed to exceed customer needs.


  • Provides quality internal and external customer service reflecting the Company values
  • Coaches and mentors other technical operations team members
  • Fulfills demand maintenance and preventive maintenance by troubleshooting and repairing the transport, trunk, and distribution networks from the Master Telecommunication Center (headend) to customer's electronic devices
  • Maintains a unity gain network
  • Fulfills FCC-required network tests
  • Serves as a mentor to other team members, providing instruction, support and direction
  • Troubleshoots and repairs the distribution network from headend to customer's electronic devices
  • Resolves issues at installation and on scheduled service call from customer's electronic devices to tap
  • Installs, tests and troubleshoots Company services including video, data and telephone from tap to customer electronic devices
  • Educates customers regarding use of installed products; explains waivers, agreements, customer release forms, charges and billing procedures
  • Represents Company to collect payments and equipment; secures appropriate customer signatures
  • Uses small hand tools, power tools, meters, and other test equipment


  • External applicants must have a minimum of 12-18 months’ Outside Plant technical experience 
  • Internal Field Service Technician applicants must fully complete their field service career progression program, and spend twelve to eighteen months as an Outside Plant Tech III to be deemed eligible
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Appropriate valid driver’s license and driving record within Company standards. Ability to obtain current DOT (Department of Transportation) medical card and valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) where applicable; must comply with all applicable DOT requirements
  • Qualified to obtain all necessary licenses required by the state in which he/she is installing and/or servicing security services (if applicable) 
  • Ability to comprehend and operate appropriate testing equipment (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters) 
  • Ability to communicate in person and by telephone 
  • Vision ability: close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus; ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires 
  • Hand and finger dexterity to carry and to use tools and equipment as necessary 
  • Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time 
  • Ability to use any equipment in a safe manner, in accordance with company, industry and regulatory standards 
  • Ability to safely lift 75 pounds 
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds). Accommodation with 50-pound maximum lifting is available 
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt (weight limit of 350 pounds) as needed 
  • Ability to work in confined spaces such as crawlspaces and attics by crawling, bending, reaching, twisting 
  • BDS certification preferred 
  • Home security installation experience preferred 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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