Operator/Lineman I

Edinburg, VA 22824, USA Req #2441
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides broadband services through its high speed, state-of-the-art cable, fiber optic and fixed wireless networks to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company’s services include: broadband internet, video, and voice; fiber optic Ethernet, wavelength and leasing; and tower colocation leasing. The Company owns over 6,800 route miles of fiber and 223 macro cellular towers.  For more information, please visit www.shentel.com.

Job Summary:

The Operator/Lineman is responsible for operating all equipment necessary for outside plant (OSP) construction tasks associated with construction work orders. This position is the primary responsible party for all equipment in the crew which will entail preforming routine maintenance on the assigned equipment. The Operator/Lineman is also responsible for completing OSP construction tasks with little guidance both in a safe and efficient manner.

Qualifications Requirements:

a. Education: High School or Equivalent.

b. Experience Level: 1-2 Years of construction experience or technical training certifications.

c. Skills Summary: i. Ability to lift and carry 75 pounds.

       ii. Ability to operate all construction equipment required for OSP cable placement methods.

      iii. Ability to climb poles and work aloft, as well as underground while using power tools.

      iv. Ability to operate all construction equipment, including vehicles.

      v. Strong verbal and communication skills.

d. Licenses or Certifications: i. Commercial Driver’s License

      ii. VA811 Computer Based Training (CBT) Excavation Certification is preferred.

      iii. VDOT Intermediate Work Zone Traffic Certification is preferred.

Knowledge of: a. Microsoft office; Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook (email).

Shentel provides a drug-free workplace and is an EEO employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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Other details

  • Job Family Engineering & Operations
  • Job Function Incumbent Cable
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Edinburg, VA 22824, USA