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Cleco Telecomm Technician II in New Roads, Louisiana

Depending on the volume of applications, this position may close to external applicants before the job posting end date expires.


The Telecommunications Technician II is a professional with existing knowledge and experience of telecommunication and networking who participates in the support of Cleco’s telecommunications environment. Performs tests, installations, maintenance, adjustments, minor designs and calibration on telecommunications and network equipment in the shop and field. Also provides related technical support to the business areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributes value and provides technical execution (under moderate supervision) of defined activities to support the delivery of telecommunications initiatives to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and innovation objectives.

  • As directed, conducts research, identification and evaluation of telecommunications technology to increase benefits of such technology to the company to meet corporate objectives

  • Tests, adjusts and repairs all telecommunications equipment to meet specifications and obtain a high level of reliability

  • Installs and connects telecommunications equipment in a neat, accurate and orderly manner to preserve a high degree of reliability

  • Submits drawings and records as necessary to maintain up to date records of telecommunications installations

  • Acquires price comparisons, orders and receives material, verifies packing lists to sustain sufficient spare parts to retain high system reliability

  • Serve as a member of the 24/7 call out team which responds to any problems or discrepancies in the operation or condition of field telecommunications equipment to ensure timely corrective action is taken when needed

  • Provides business areas instruction in the operation and use of telecommunications systems and equipment to promote a thorough understanding of the equipment need to meet their requirements

Key Competencies

  • Builds effective teams

  • Business Insight

  • Communicates effectively

  • Courage

  • Demonstrates self-awareness

  • Drives results

  • Ensures Accountability

  • Plans and Aligns

  • Strategic mindset

  • Safety

  • Drives vision and purpose

  • Analytical skills

  • Compliance


  • Secondary/High School Diploma

  • 3-5+ years of related experience

  • Step progression levels based on skill proficiency and scope of job.

  • Strong business acumen pertaining to the Utility industry

  • Strong knowledge of leading practices for their practice area

  • Strong planning and project management skills

  • Willingness and ability to learn new technologies on the job

  • Proficient at functioning effectively within a team environment, present ideas and opinions in a respective and collegial manner

  • Location could be in New Roads or Bunkie

Licenses and Certifications

  • Preferred: CET in Communications

Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC is a regional energy holding company that conducts its business operations through two subsidiaries, Cleco Power and Cleco Cajun. Headquartered in Pineville, Louisiana, and in business since 1935, the company has almost 1,500 employees.

Cleco Power

Cleco Power is a regulated electric public utility that owns 10 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,360 megawatts, 1,335 miles of transmission lines and 12,152 miles of distribution lines. Cleco Power uses multiple generating sources and multiple fuels to serve approximately 290,000 customers in 24 of Louisiana's parishes through its retail business and supplies wholesale power in Louisiana and Mississippi. Parishes served include Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Catahoula, DeSoto, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Vernon and Washington.

Cleco Cajun

Cleco Cajun is an unregulated utility company that owns 14 generating units with a rated capacity of 3,379 MWs and wholesale contracts serving nine Louisiana cooperatives, three wholesale municipal customers and one electric utility.