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Communications Technician I in San Antonio, TX at Irby

Date Posted: 2/2/2018

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Job Description

Irby is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states.  Irby has experienced incredible growth over the past 5 years.  This presents many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations, including cites such as:  Jackson, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Syracuse, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City.  Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.

Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar USA is a market leader in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial & safety products and related solutions.  Sonepar USA is made up of over 16 of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, with coverage in all 50 states.  Entering the US in 1998, Sonepar USA has continued to grow over the years due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth.  Sonepar USA is a member of the Sonepar Group, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions.  For more information, visit

Ideal candidates will work closely with the Lead Technician, Project Manager and Network Engineer on fiber optic and wireless network equipment commissioning and integration activities.  This position must be able to assist in construction, inspection, and maintenance of communication equipment and technology.  They also need to demonstrate a sufficient aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledge involved in the competent performance of tasks relating to communications equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct site acceptance procedures
  • Order and maintain inventory stock supplies
  • Cleans, maintains, and stocks vehicles and equipment in order to be prepared to perform required duties
  • Build wireless steelwork; assemble for antenna hook up
  • Install antennas, coax lines, fiber trunks, DC cables; adjust antenna direction and degree angle shooting
  • Connect jumpers and running cables; connecting these and ground work to units
  • Ground steel, weatherproofing, cable grounds, unit assembly
  • Inspects existing ground or makes new ground according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) in order to protect employees, customers, and equipment from electrical shock or damage
  • Off-loading material and inventory; preparation and cleaning of sites
  • Translate diagrams, installation manuals, floor plans and methods of procedure into a properly installed and working product
  • Use a computer to configure equipment using provided documentation via web or console interface
  • Completes associated paperwork with each work order in a timely manner in order to ensure all details of the work are recorded
Required Skills

  • Previous experience in telecommunications, electrical engineering, or other related fields
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well individually or as a team member
  • Ability to manipulates connectors, fasteners, wire and use hand tools, works in areas with exposure to moderate noise levels
  • Understanding of DC and basic AC power
  • Knowledge of Wireless RF concepts 
  • Ability to operate and maintain installation tools and equipment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer skills should include use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel
  • Basic Networking Skills: Ability to change IP on Computer, PING, etc.
Required Experience

  • 2+ years of related experience
  • High School or equivalent; some college preferred
  • Experience in installing FTTX, Wireless Network Equipment and/or DC power equipment is a plus
  • Prior Wireless/Cell Site Installation Preferred: 2 years


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