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Construction Technician

Posted: 08/01/2023

Are you a mechanically inclined and confident person who loves working outdoors? Leaco is seeking qualified applicants like you to join our team and embark on an exciting journey. If you possess the aptitude and willingness to learn, WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
Pay Range is dependent on whether an applicant elects health benefits. If a hired employee does not elect benefits, extra compensation will be added to the hourly pay.
Position: Construction Line Technician
Company: Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Hobbs, Lovington, and Tatum, NM
About Us: At Leaco, we are at the forefront of transforming the telecommunications industry, embracing innovation and technological advancements. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our customers while fostering a dynamic and inclusive work environment. As a Cooperative, we serve the communities we live and work in. You won’t get better service from any other internet providers in the area!
Responsibilities: As a Construction Line Technician, you will play a vital role in installing and maintaining our fiber optic internet infrastructure. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Placing and maintaining cable within underground conduit/manhole systems
  • Using plowing, digging, and trenching equipment to install direct buried cable
  • Installing and removing aerial cable, including messenger strands and equipment transfer
  • Setting poles using specialized equipment
  • Installing central office feeder and distribution cable
  • Following industry standards and practices, including familiarity with RUS guidelines
  • Performing routine plant maintenance and replacement tasks
  • Splicing cable, both copper and fiber optic, and interpreting blueprints
  • Operating heavy equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks, and front-end loaders
  • Adhering to OSHA rules and regulations
Qualifications: To be successful in this role, it is preferred that you meet the following requirements, but is not required:
  • 1-2 years of job-related experience in the construction field
  • Experience operating heavy equipment
  • Telecommunications experience
  • Valid driver's license-REQUIRED
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Familiarity with OSHA rules and regulations
Physical Demands/Work Environment: At Leaco, we value your well-being and safety. Here are some aspects of the job you should consider:
  • Working in all types of weather during the day and sparingly at night
  • On-call availability may be required
  • Work around electrical lines and equipment with a risk of electrical shock
  • Occasional work activities around gas lines and heights
  • Normal work week: 40 hours, with occasional overtime as required
  • Heavy physical workload, including climbing, lifting up to 100 pounds, and stooping
Join Our Team: At Leaco, we believe in providing equal opportunities for growth and development. If you are passionate about construction, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, and want to be part of a team that makes a difference, we encourage you to apply. We are proud to be a Federal Grant holder, adhering to federal drug and alcohol requirements.
Please submit your application, including your resume, and let us know why you are the perfect fit for the Construction Line Technician position at Leaco. We look forward to welcoming you to the company!

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