Construction Technician - Newtown, CT

Charter Communications
Oct 11, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Join Charter and live the career that works for you.

At Charter, we are a growing and dynamic organization with 90,000 employees strong. Our goal is to be America's #1 service organization in advanced video, high-speed internet and telephone service - and we need talented people like you to deliver that exceptional and unmatched experience for our customers. Join us, and be connected to a collaborative workplace where everyone plays an important role and where you can make an impact - on your career, our growing company, and our 24 million residential and business customers.

Job SummaryUnder general supervision, performs work in the new construction of CATV plant and its repair and maintenance.

Essential Functions of the position

Dig trenches and fills ditches; buries cable; places cable in trenches and through conduit

Prepare underground system plant for repairs; includes trenching, pot holing, backfill, and repair or replacement of conduits, poles, risers or pedestals Install rigid and semi rigid coaxial cable, includes pole line construction and underground installation of rigid and semi rigid coaxial cable in conduit or direct buried

Install equipment used to house CATV equipment Ground plant, or place rod or wire to serve as ground for future installations

Assists senior Construction Technicians and/or splicers in the performance of their duties.

Perform traffic control and/or flagging as necessary

Load and unload cable equipment and tools

Read system prints and place cable according to prints

Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices

Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company policies

Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires

Ability to dig in all types of soil

Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner

Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.

Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting

Ability to manipulate connectors, fasteners, wires, and use hand tools

Ability to operate machinery used for underground cable installation

Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

Ability to read general system layouts from blueprints

Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner

Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts

Ability to work independently

Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time

Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics

Knowledge of cable television products and services

Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code


High School Diploma or equivalent

Related Work Experience

Construction work experience

Certifications and/or Licenses

Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within company required standards

Working Conditions

Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, cleaning solutions Work and travel in inclement weather Work near power lines and electricity Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night

Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment.