Broadband Technician II

TDS Telecommunications
April 1, 2024
Bend, OR
Job Type


Job Summary: As a Broadband Technician II in Bend, OR, you will perform intermediate to complex installations, disconnects and service changes for residential customers, including FTTH (Fiber to the Home RFoG and GPON). These services include, but are not limited to, video service, HSD Services, and home phone service. This role performs moderate troubleshooting from the tap to the customer’s electronic devices (TV, DVD, Modem etc.). This role performs underground and/or aerial construction involved with system plant, along with its’ repair and maintenance supporting various customer-focused activities. This position will be responsible for installing, splicing, repairing and maintaining aerial, buried, and/or underground fiber optic and coax cable. This position will need to be knowledgeable of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of telecommunications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform intermediate and complex installation of all necessary cable wiring (interior and exterior) and hardware from the tap/MST to the customer’s equipment for reception of cable and other company services that are offered for single, multi-family customers and/or commercial dwellings over both Fiber Optic and Coax delivery methods.
  • Position may be responsible for inspection and correction of NESC safety violations for new construction builds, new service drops and legacy facilities.
  • Position may be responsible for the coordination of underground drop burial work with contractor and in-house underground burial crews, filling out, submitting and pickup up permits from government agencies as required to perform work in the ROW, tracking and updating status within the systems.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1+ year basic technical telecommunications experience -OR- current/prior military service with honorable discharge -OR- 6+ months TDS Telecom Broadband Technician I experience AND the successful completion of a documented progression plan. 6+ months of basic fiber optic and/or copper cable splicing and repair, installation and repair, or switch training.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Must follow the TDS attendance guidelines in order to meet TDS's business needs including but not limited to our obligations to our customers and to our customers' needs.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Upon hire, must successfully complete customer-specific requirements, which may include a background check administered by the customer.
  • Requires being available for on-call/standby responsibilities and may require occasional travel.
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed.
  • Ability to maintain DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements in relation to operating vehicles with a combined GVRW (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of >10,000 lbs.
  • Reliable and responsible, with a strong work ethic dedicated to a team.
  • Practical knowledge/experience with computer applications or burial construction.

Compensation: Compensation for this role generally lies between $24.16 - $30.19/Hr.ased on experience.

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