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Lincoln Electric System Career Opportunities: Communications Engineer (4169) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Career Opportunities: Communications Engineer (4169)

Requisition ID 4169 - Posted - Regular - Full-time - Information Technology

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas. This is not a remote position and requires residency within reasonable commuting distance to LES in Lincoln, Nebraska daily.

Job Title

Communications Engineer

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Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


$81,166.00 - $101,458.00


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Technology Services


We are looking for a Communications Engineer to join our talented team, focusing on maintaining and growing all our networks across the different business areas and data centers at LES. In the Communications Engineer role, you will gain experience supporting the day-to-day maintenance of our networks and related networking gear. You will also be involved in projects under the guidance of Tier III Engineers. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills and learn from the best. Don't be too worried about knowing everything on the list below. If you have good troubleshooting skills and a desire to learn, our engineers can teach you the rest.


Provides engineering support including analysis, design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of telecommunication systems, private networks, and technical services for both IT and OT environments. Specific duties include designing and leading small to medium scale projects, supervising consulting services, material selection, bid evaluations, preparation of feasibility studies, and creating/updating specifications for associated telecommunication equipment. Acts as on-call Engineer as assigned outside normal working hours. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Maintains the planning, design, analysis, construction, commissioning, integration, installation, operation, and optimization of telecommunication systems and private networks.

  • Leads small to medium scale projects throughout the lifecycle of the project for data center networks, campus networks, DMZ networks, external networks, transport networks, fiber optic networks, radio networks, network security, DAS system, Wireless system, VoIP system, and communication towers.

  • Implements new telecommunication schemes, network schemes and proposed system changes to determine their effect on existing systems.

  • Implements engineering standards, standard materials, specifications, policies, procedures and guidelines for LES systems and applications.

  • Updates design prints for the OT networks and Visio designs for the IT networks.

  • Assists with emergency routines, system additions, regulatory compliance, system modifications, and licensing.

  • Assists with conducting network modeling and analysis to construct a reliable, high-performance integrated network.

Accountability - Holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.

Initiative - Takes action on their own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.

Communication - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.

Customer Focus - Putting customers, both internal and external, at the center of business decisions in order to identify and respond to current and future customer needs. Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Teamwork - The ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.

Job Technical Skills - Keeps their technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with their job; shares technical expertise with others.


  • Mathematical skills including statistics, differential equations, algebra, calculus and other related principles.

  • Budgeting preparation skills.

  • Intermediate experience with network switches, routers, wireless platforms, telephony platforms, security policy management platforms, software defined network platforms, fiber management software and OT systems.

  • Intermediate experience with End-to-End Networks (Datacenter, Campus, DMZ, WAN, Radio, and Transport) architecture.

  • Intermediate knowledge and exposure to common vulnerabilities and attack vectors.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or related field, or

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Internship preferred


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