ONOS Lisbon

Position: Outside Network Operations Specialist

Company: DRN ReadiTech

Department: Operations

Reports to: CEO/GM

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Reporting Location: Lisbon, ND


General Summary:

Duties include but are not limited to: Sales and Customer Quotes of DRN products and services, taking COE out of service and light maintenance, placement of inside wiring/network cabling, installation, maintenance, trouble clearing of hosted IP/PBX phones and switches, installation, maintenance, and trouble clearing of Security Systems and Surveillance Cameras, testing and repair of station wiring, testing and repair of telephone station equipment, installing subscriber carrier equipment, testing and repair of subscriber carrier equipment, keeping of records (time-material-testing-trouble reports), splicing of fiber optics cable using a variety of fusion machines and techniques, broad knowledge of Calix FTTH CPE, and install and maintain CATV. The successful applicant must be exceedingly well-organized, motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and enjoy the day to day challenges of supporting DRN’s multiple service offerings. The ability to positively interact with the public and staff in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment, while remaining calm, focused, resourceful, and efficient, is critical to this role. Further, the applicant must be highly professional, well-versed in both written and verbal communications, and demonstrate superior attention to detail.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Liaison to engineers and/or contractors relative to any/all construction that would or could affect DRN’s network positively or adversely
  • Communicates and explains the value and benefits of services to potential customers through establishing relationships and building a strong rapport
  • Completes all outside network operations specialist related forms and reports
  • May confer with customers to further determine problems and acceptable resolutions
  • Performs routine and preventive equipment maintenance
  • Maintains current industry knowledge by utilizing various resources and attending training
  • Regular, reliable, consistent and punctual attendance is required
  • Responsible for duties as described in the general summary and any/all other duties as assigned by manager and/or supervisor


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of basic electronics
  • Knowledge of voice communications and digital technology
  • Knowledge of telecommunications plant equipment operations and maintenance
  • Knowledge of computers, internet, routers, and networking
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Ability to follow company policies and procedures
  • Skill in operating service equipment including various hand tools and testing equipment
  • Skill in reading cable records, staking sheets, specifications, and circuit diagrams
  • Ability to work in tight spaces such as crawl spaces, attics, closets, etc.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, customers 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 evaluate, test and repair sophisticated equipment
  • Ability to improve or redesign procedures for specific installation/repair problems
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using the information at hand
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player
  • Ability to perform duties in a safe, professional manner
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter


Education and Experience: 

A degree from a Telecommunications Technical Training Program or a degree in electronics that would be useful for telephone maintenance is preferred for this position and at least 2 years’ experience will be considered. Must have or be able to obtain A+ certification within 1 year. Must have the ability to obtain additional professional certifications as the business need dictates. Prior telecommunications experience helpful.


Physical Requirements:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 0-24% 25-49% 50-74% 75-100%


Must be able to read a computer screen and various reports.



Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts.

Standing/Walking:       X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling:       X
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing:       X


Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.



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. Exposed to any number of elements and with one continuously present to the extent of being objectionable, or with several elements present to the extent of being objectionable, but usually not more than one at a time.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


Interested in applying for this position? Send a resume to Human Resources, DRN ReadiTech, via email to careers@drtel.com