Salt River Project Electronics Technician (WAN Networking Technican) in Phoenix, Arizona
Electronics Technician (WAN Networking Technican)
Date: Aug 27, 2023
Location: Phoenix, AZ, US
SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.
Candidates for the Electronics Technician position will perform hands on work involving the installation, provisioning, maintenance, and repair of telecommunications electronic equipment.
Knowledge and safe installation practices as they pertain to the construction of telecommunication infrastructure (racks, equipment, grounding (R56), cables, and associated terminations)
Proper use of basic hand and power tools
Internet Protocol Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP MPLS) Nokia 7750, 7705
Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Protocol (MPLS TP) OTN XTRAN
Carrier Ethernet (MEF Standards)
Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) (GE JMUX, Ciena 6500,)
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) (Ciena 6500)
Channel Banks (GE T1MX)
Digital Cross Connects (Coriant (Tellabs), Sycamore)
System Protection Components
Remote Terminal Units (RTU)
Fiber Optics (Cleaning, inspecting, installing jumpers, ADC splice & termination panels,
IP Networking fundamentals (Cisco IOS, DHCP, VLANS, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, VOIP, DNS, Trunking, IP subnetting)
Timing Systems; bits, PTP and SyncE
IP Voice/Data Technology
Skills & Abilities
Understand and qualified to install, provision and troubleshoot telecommunication networks.
Interpret complex circuit diagrams.
Utilize test equipment used to qualify and troubleshoot various transport network systems.
Analyze and decipher circuit performance.
Assess system operation events and troubleshoot, analyze circuit failure.
Operate technical test equipment.
Provide detailed written and verbal communication with customer base, engineering, and external professional entities.
Assess technology improvement hardware, software and firmware stability and improvement opportunities.
Must have excellent communication, organization, leadership and customer service skills, along with strong business ethics.
Brief Networking Experience
Familiarity with Cisco Routers, Switches, and IOS/IOS-XE
Working understanding of multiple MPLS technologies including ISIS, BGP, RSVP, LDP, VPRN, VPLS, EPIPE, CPIPE
Understanding of the OSI model
Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Routing
Firewall and security tools, techniques and methods
Latency and Throughput Test and Measurement
Serial to IP conversion
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Tech 1: No experience required at entry .
Tech 2: Minimum of 24 months of experience in Electronics Tech 1 job classification, or equivalent experience, as well as meet Electronics Tech 2 criteria as defined in the department's approved Technician Training Program specifications.
Tech 3: Minimum of 24 months of experience in Electronics Tech 2 job classification or graduate from an approved Electronics Technician Apprenticeship, Electronics Technician Training Program, or equivalent training and meet Electronic Tech 3 criteria as defined in the department's approved Electronics Technician 3 Advancement Criteria specifications. Must have a minimum of 4 years of total experience to progress to or be hired as an Electronics Technician 3.
Sr. Tech: Minimum of 36 months of experience in Electronics Tech 3 job classification or graduate of an approved Electronics Technician Apprentice Program, Technician Training Program, or equivalent; and meet Senior Electronics Technician criteria as defined in the department's approved Senior Electronics Technician Advancement Criteria Document. Must have a minimum of 7 years of total experience to progress to or be hired as a Senior Electronics Technician.
Contact the department hiring manager for the Technician Training Plan Advancement Criteria Documents.
For Tech 1 and Tech 2, initial placement, progressions, promotions, and salaries are determined by the hiring manager's departmental approved Technician Training Program Governance specifications.
Tech 1: High school education or equivalent plus 6 management approved credit hours; and/or graduation from an accredited technical school.
Tech 2: Progression to Electronics Tech 2 requires 24 management approved credit hours.
Tech 3: Graduate of a state approved Electronics Technician Apprenticeship Program, Electronics Technician Training Program, or equivalent training. Requires 48 management approved college level credit hours.
Senior: Progression to Senior Electronics Technician requires 48 management approved college level credit hours.
Requisition ID: 16228
SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.
Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement
SRP is committed to maintaining a work environment that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our employees, visitors, customers, and the communities we serve. This commitment includes maintaining a work environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Any candidate that tests positive for an illegal drug or unauthorized substance, including non-medical marijuana, during the pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process. Although marijuana is legal in the state of Arizona, SRP abides by federal laws where it remains illegal.
All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.
Why Work at SRP
SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:
• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance