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Field Engineer

MetroNet Inc.

Location: Saint Clair, Minnesota 56080
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: January 23, 2024
MetroNet has an immediate opening for an energetic, Field Engineer !
At MetroNet, our culture is at the heart of everything we do. This is seen in the way we serve our customers, interact with each other, and take care of our company. As one of the fastest growing 100% Fiber-Optic technology companies, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding company culture and work environment. We value work-life harmony and your ability to manage your workload.
We're looking for motivated, self-starters to join our team and help us build upon our culture!
Why MetroNet?
We believe that work/life harmony should be easy to achieve. We offer a variety of resources and support needed to bring your full self to work and stay present and committed to the people who matter most - your family.
Position Summary:
The Field Engineer is responsible to engage in the day-to-day operations of insuring Metronet meets all compliance requirements for all pole attachment agreements. The position will be responsible for the walk off and inspection of aerial and underground plant compliance for pole attachments including main line construction and drop attachments. The Field Engineer will also oversee, the attachment corrections process by working with in-house and contract partners. Responsibilities include conformance with Metronet, pole owners, local, state and federal standards and specifications.
Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Preform pre-inspection audits of existing plant and service drop attachments.
• Assist in assigning work to in-house and/ or contract partners to correct any deficiencies.
• Perform post inspections of remediation work that has been completed and ensure plant and service drops are in compliance with construction and safety standards.
• Reports to and assist Compliance Manager in performing inspections and oversite of attachment inspection and correction projects.
• Review, analyze, and propose recommendations for outside plant construction and service drop activities for the purpose of correcting attachment issues.
• Oversee field construction and service drop activities, including quality assurance.
• Ensure on-site jobsite safety.
• Interact with Compliance Coordinator - verify completion of accurate production records.
• Maintain day-to-day communication with the contract partners, in-house and Field Ops compliance team.
• Produce quality results in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
• Represent Metronet professionally to our customers, pole owner representatives and internal Metronet OSP and Field Ops teams.
• Respond clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
• Maintain regular, consistent, and professional attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance according to company policies.
• Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role.
• Adhere to company policies, regulations, procedures, and principles.
• Identifies, photographs and map detailed information of required facilities, including cables, poles, terminals, services drop, handholes, & other outside plant infrastructure.
• Capture accurate measurements of attachment heights, span distances, utility structures, & distances from existing/proposed OSP facilities to centerlines, property lines, and curb lines.
• Gathers notes on buried, aerial, and underground cable systems and OSP supporting structures as assigned.
• Complete field surveys, quality assurance, redlines, asset documentation, etc. to determine best routes.
• Identify power and communication facilities and ownership on utility poles.
• Record bonding, grounding, guying, and anchor information.
• Deliver detailed field notes & photographs.
• Identification of any potential violations and provide proposed corrective action.
• Be able to effectively utilize tools, such as measuring wheels, height sticks, pull finders, fiber splicer, & laser rangefinder.
• Follow guidelines set forth by the Field Operations department and pole owner per agreements.
• Upon completion of the pole analysis, develop a cable placement plan to include cable all remedies required for new attachments to meet the NESC and NEC and pole owner protocol.
• Input data to a computer from field survey data, notes, photos, and sketches
• Review proposed aerial construction and service drop placement and making recommended changes for pole attachments, facility types and necessary clearances.
• Ability to travel weekly with up to 75% travel as necessary to other cities and states
• All other duties as assigned
Job Qualifications and Requirements:
• Highschool or GED required
• Associate or bachelor's degree in relevant engineering degree or equivalent related work experience required
• Must have at minimum 3 years aerial and underground construction experience in the communications industry.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric (NEC) sections that address the installation and maintenance of communications lines
• Proficient knowledge in telecommunications engineering, construction principles and practices
• Excellent computer navigation skills including design software and MS Office, specifically Excel
• Experience and knowledge with aerial, buried, and underground designs preferred
• Upon completion of the pole analysis, develop a cable placement plan to include cable all remedies required for new attachments to meet NEC and pole owner protocol
• Proficient knowledge in telecommunications engineering, construction principles and practices
• Experience and knowledge of fiber cable placement preferred
• High level of initiative and productivity
• Ability to work independently with limited direction.
• Demonstrated ability to problem-solving with strong analytical skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Perform additional tasks as required.
NOTE: This job description covers the major purpose and major responsibilities (functions) of the job. It is not intended to give all details or a step-by-step account of the way each task is to be performed. Associates may receive other job-related duties requested by their director. All requirements are subject to possible modification to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.