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RANGE TELEPHONE COOP INC Engineer in FORSYTH, Montana

This is a full-time permanent position. Will work Monday thru Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. Overtime is required upon occasion. Plan, design, engineer, field stake, and inspect all Outside Plant telecommunication construction projects to meet or exceed cooperative and RUS design standards and specifications. Responsible for preparing and maintaining accurate detailed maps, staking sheets, subscriber cutover records, schematics, and other diagrams needed to meet or exceed company design standards and specifications. This will be accomplished by using GIS based software such as Mapcom systems, AutoCAD, and/or other plant record systems. Obtain right-of-way and construction/environmental permits from local, state, and federal agencies as well as private individuals. Plan and prepare drawings for new construction, removal or rearrangement of existing aerial and underground telecommunications lines, cables, and conduits. Select routing of lines and determine electronic and network equipment requirements as appropriate, including broadband loop extenders (currently- Actelis and Positron), and wireless access systems (licensed and unlicensed radio equipment, e.g. Ubiquity and others). Prepare plan sheets and detailed drawings for the construction and installation of telecommunications lines, cables, conduits, electronic equipment, customer premise equipment (CPE), and wide area network (WAN) elements. Develop estimates for construction, telecommunication electronics, network equipment, wireless equipment, labor and material costs. Provide technicians and contractors with specifications on the type and installation of network equipment. Provide technicians and contractors with copper and fiber optic cable splicing schematics and instructions. Conducts inspections of contractors to ensure that projects are being constructed according to the plans and specifications and conforms to the project's contractual or budgetary requirements. Assist in the maintenance of plant and cable records data using facilities records management software, engineering tools and Mapcom (or similar) systems. Complete close out of project work orders ensuring accurate as-built information is provided on maps, material accounting, property tax record updates, and recording of easements and right-of-way. Maintain knowledge of copper, fiber optic, access design, wide area networks, and project implementation. Education and experience includes: Associates degree in electronics and/or engineering or equivalent experience PLUS three to five years of telephone engineering or telephone plant experience preferred. A combination of education and/or experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree. The general work hours for this position are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Overtime will be required on occasion. This is a Non-Exempt position, subject to the overtime provisions of FLSA. The wage is negotiable.

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