Communications Tech (Outlying)
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Decatur, IL 62521
Under general supervision, and usually working alone, perform work of a technical
nature involving communications/computer equipment in Company and related areas or
properties; to keep abreast of details of equipment function, operation and use so as to
be in a position to exercise correct judgment so that economic utilization of system
generation, system protection, or system operation will not be impaired.
To perform maintenance repair, adjustment, modification, and test work on
communication/computer equipment when assigned; and to make new installations,
removals, and reinstallations of like equipment. In this connection to perform details of
work on equipment utilizing advanced electronic techniques, test equipment and
computer based programs. The work responsibilities include categories such as
transport systems, network WAN/LAN, SCADA (electric and gas), two-way radio and
mobile/wireless data systems.
Coordinate with the IT Operations Center to set up the communication link to the RTU
using the MPLS network connection.
Assembles, installs and/or tests telecommunications equipment to include floor drilling,
relay rack, ladder rack and other frame work.
Assembles, installs, and/or tests network equipment used for transporting information
Use a personal computer to maintain various records, e-mail, enter time via TRIS,
transfer files, etc.
Respond to emergency callouts at any hour of day or night, and subject to out-of-town
Maintain safe operation of Company automotive vehicles.
Maintain voice and data radio systems to conform to the Federal Communications
Commission rules and regulations and Company policy.
Must comply with Company s Protective Apparel Policy and PPE Policy.
With Energy Centers, Stores, Substations, Regional Operations, Transmission
Operations, Metering, Fleet Services, Transmission and Customer Operations, and
Engineering employees of Ameren and employees of other companies such as other
electric, gas, and telephone utilities; representatives of equipment suppliers; and
owners of property upon which communications equipment is located.
Exposed at times to outside weather conditions; subject to high noise levels, vibration,
drafts, and occasional extreme changes in temperature.
Subject to hazard of electrical shocks or burns while working on energized power
circuits up to 250 volts, and on electronic equipment with potentials up to 2,000 volts
and working at times in the immediate vicinity of high voltage equipment, battery acids,
and LP gas, and subject to driving under all kinds of weather and road conditions.
Two (2) years of experience in maintenance work on electrical or electronic equipment.
Employees accepting Regional positions may be required, at the Company s discretion,
to obtain and maintain Callaway unescorted access as a condition of acceptance.
Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited university, college, junior college, or
technical school, in Telecommunications, IT Networking, or other IT Discipline, or
equivalent military telecommunications certification, or:
Associate’s degree or higher from an accredited university, college, junior college in a
non-technical field, plus extensive (5 years) experience performing telecommunications related installations, maintenance, and operations.
CCENT or higher certification.
Employer’s Job# 19625
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