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Construction Technician

Breda Telephone Corporation d/b/a Western Iowa Networks is looking for a full-time Construction Technician for their Carroll, IA operations.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Places buried fiber optic and copper cable or duct systems using plowing, digging, trenching, and boring equipment.
  • Construction and maintenance of new and existing fiber and copper cable facilities.
  • Must be able to use backhoe, trenching and plowing equipment, mini-excavator and hand tools for construction, cleanup and restoration.
  • Locate and expose existing underground fiber and cable plant facilities, and identify other utilities after they have been located.
  • Keep up-to-date on County, City, and State permit requirements.
  • Keep County, City, and State officials up-to-date on plant construction.
  • Read communication prints, maps, and staking sheets for placing fiber, copper cable, or underground conduit.

 

Experience/Skills:

  • Backhoe, trencher, vibratory plow, and mini-excavator operation experience preferred
  • Fiber splicing experience beneficial
  • Individual needs to be very customer oriented
  • Computer experience preferred

 

Additional Information:

  • Company offers competitive wages and an attractive benefit package
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen required
  • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) required for company insurance qualifications
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required
  • Breda Telephone Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

 

 

Contact:                  Steph Thomsen, HR Manager

Telephone:               (712) 673-2311

Fax:                          (712) 673-4281

E-mail:                   sthomsen@westianet.com


IT Network Administrator

Breda Telephone Corporation d/b/a Western Iowa Networks is looking for a full-time IT Network Administrator for their Breda, IA operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with the development, implementation, installation, and operation of the organization’s internal and external networks
  • Manage computer operation scheduling, backup, storage, and retrieval functions
  • Maintain computer hardware and peripheral equipment
  • Understand and support connectivity on internal and external servers
  • Understand and support existing hardware, operating systems and protocols in use on the network
  • Perform installation, configuration, and customization on workstations and laptops
  • Maintain operating systems and applications by seeking upgrades, updates, and patches as necessary
  • Review technical problems and recommend solutions or changes to enhance the company’s operations
  • Develop recommendations or modifications to existing procedures in order to enhance IT operations
  • Installation, maintenance, and testing of customer Internet services
  • Installation, maintenance, and testing of customer’s LAN or WAN
  • Evaluate and recommend security improvements and system upgrades
  • Additional tasks assigned by manager

Experience/Skills:

  • Prefer 4-Year degree in Network Systems Administration or related field and/or equivalent amount of experience
  • Prefer 4-years of experience in hardware/software support for PCs in LAN/WAN environment
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of network standards – DNS, TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, SIP, DHCP, IPv6, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VRRP-E, Multicast Routing, Wireless Technologies
  • Experience building and maintaining virtual environments supporting Windows & Linux OS’
  • CCNA, CCNP, BCNP, or BCSPNE a plus
  • Ability to Work Independently
  • High-level of attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Individual needs to be very customer oriented
  • Must be willing to work outside normal hours and on call as required. 

Additional Information:

  • Individual would be required to be on call nights, weekends and holidays on a rotation basis with other employees
  • Company offers competitive wages and an attractive benefit package
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen required
  • Must have a valid Iowa driver’s license
  • Breda Telephone Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

 

Contact:                    Stephanie Thomsen, HR Manager

Telephone:                 (712) 673-2311

Fax:                            (712) 673-4281

E-mail:                       sthomsen@westianet.com

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