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Sigma Technologies Field Technician in Southfield, Michigan

Are you searching for a career that not only challenges you, but also makes a real difference for millions of people? Sigma employees work closely with our nation’s utilities every day, doing the field, drafting, and design work needed to build, maintain, and improve the country’s telecommunications and power networks. We are looking for confident, hard-working people who like hands-on learning. If you want to work in a supportive team environment based in strong values, visit our webpage to learn more about us. If Sigma sounds like a fit and you think you are up to the challenge, apply with us!

We work hard to offer our associates comprehensive and affordable benefits to help stay healthy, happy and secure including:

  • Consumer-directed health plans, including both low deductible and high deductible options and a Health Savings Account (HSA). Depending on the plan the company may contribute up to 80% of the plan premium

  • Dental & Vision Plans

  • Company-paid life insurance

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Long-Term Disability

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan with matching contributions up to 5% of salary

  • Six Paid Holidays

  • Paid Vacation and Personal Time Off

  • Education and Professional Licensing Assistance Programs

Position Description:

The Field Technician performs a variety of tasks in support of outside plant design for power and telecom companies. He/she should have a basic knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures used in the field and will rely on established guidelines, processes and procedures to perform the functions of the job. The Field Technician III is expected to be able to apply experience and knowledge to achieve expected outcomes when guidelines, processes and procedures to not exist and recommend new and/or improvements to documentation where needed.

The Field Technician III:

  • Execute work orders for fielding of infrastructure while meeting quality, time, and budget constraints

  • Collect data by visually identifying, inspecting, and recording equipment and structures in the field

  • Map data collected and apply established fielding guidelines, processes and procedures

  • Capable of independent work on complex tasks within a competency

  • Provides recommendations for new construction and removal or rearrangement of outside plant network infrastructure

  • Uses knowledge of industry & client standards to anticipate and avoid design/construction problems, errors or omissions.

  • Collaborates with others to optimize field processes and support the creation of the best possible design print

  • Perform walkouts kickoff/scope meetings with customers to assist in route analysis, preparation of scope and/or to assist in preparation of bid documentation

  • Perform research to identify pole ownership, right of way, property rights and permit requirements for proposed and communicate with outside parties to obtain right-of-way approvals, easements and to coordinate same

  • Perform walkouts with contractors of completed construction to review completed work for accuracy and quality

  • Coordinates and plans fielding work orders/assignments

  • Demonstrated technical ability, professional judgement and communication skills to attend and contribute to corrective actions/meetings

  • Demonstrated technical ability, professional judgement and communication skills to instruct others

  • Provides individual and team training for most/all key functional duties; reviews work of new team members as needed during learning period

  • Provides quality control review

    Requirements:

  • Education & Experience: Typically requires Associates Degree in a technical field and/or a minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in a related field

  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering schematics

  • Knowledge of construction and planning procedures

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Able to work in all weather conditions

  • Willing to travel overnight during the week

  • Dependable transportation and valid driver’s license and insurance

  • Able to pass a background check/drug test/driving record check

  • Computer literate – especially Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Authorized to work in the United States

    Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to endure frequent/lengthy: Driving, standing, walking long distances (5 miles or more in a day), navigating rough terrain on foot and lifting/balancing objects that may weigh up to 20 lbs. and require the use of upper extremities and back muscles; work in proximity to moving vehicles in the right of way.

  • Must be able to endure sitting for prolonged periods of time, including driving in a vehicle.

  • Must have the physical ability to perform activities such as visually identifying, inspecting, and measuring objects as well as transcribing notes in proximity to moving vehicles in the right of way; these activities require close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Must have the physical ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word and convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, often in a group setting.

  • Must have the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of a job. The individual may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this description.

    This document does not constitute an employment agreement between Sigma and the employee and is subject to change by Sigma as the needs of the organization and/or the requirements of the function change.

    Pay is commensurate with experience and education. Sigma is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate based on an employee’s race, color, gender, sexual preference, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, or any other classification protected by law.

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