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Argonne National Laboratory Telecommunications and Data Cabling Technician in Lemont, Illinois

As part of the Enterprise Communications and Cabling team in the BIS IT Infrastructure department, the telecommunications and data cabling technician is responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Laboratory structured cabling infrastructure and components related to campus telephones and telephony systems, networking systems, and communications systems.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Performing moves, adds, changes, and troubleshooting of campus telephones and connected telephony systems

  • Pulling, terminating, maintaining, labeling, and testing multiple types of cabling, including Category 6A (CAT6A) cable, fiber optic cable, coax cable, copper and fiber optic riser cables, etc.

  • Installation of support structures including cable racks, j-hooks, inner-duct, ladder rack, and IT cabinets

  • Locating, tracing and identifying cables

  • Fiber optic termination, fusion splicing, testing, and troubleshooting utilizing optical time division reflectometer (OTDR) and/or other state-of-the-art tools and techniques with single-mode and multi-mode fiber

  • Update cabling installation documentation, including location, type, date, and other relevant information

  • Manage inventory of parts, tools, and supplies as needed

  • Technicians will work independently under supervision or as a team member to accomplish larger assignments.

  • Technicians will coordinate activities with other groups, perform documentation activities, and perform work in a team environment with changing priorities and deadlines.

  • Technicians must have a strong safety record while promoting a safe working environment.

  • Technicians must maintain a valid Illinois driver’s license and drive a company vehicle.

  • This job description documents the general nature of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent.

  • Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

  • To perform the essential functions of this position successful applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, which is required to comply with federal regulations and contract. Illegal drug testing as defined in 10 CFR 707.4 and a background investigation will be required prior to employment.

Position Requirements

  • Senior Technician: Associates and 5 years of experience, or equivalent is required.

  • This is an on-site union role.

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Technician Sr - Electronics

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Full time

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