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Washington Gas Light Co. Systems Technician in Springfield, Virginia

Job Description

Position Summary

Maintains the company’s Radio Frequency (RF) communications systems to include land mobile radio, microwave, broadband, telemetry, CAD and other wireless networks. Responsible for the installation, problem diagnosis and maintenance of a full range of wireless equipment. Directs the work of lower grade employees assigned to assist in performing tasks. Performs other duties of an electronic nature as required.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Installs, diagnosis issues and maintains a full range of wireless communications networks and equipment including, but not limited to, Trunked radio system, MAS/Spread Spectrum, Microwave, Multiplex, and fixed and mobile data voice/data systems;

  • Installs, troubleshoot and repair fiber throughout the campuses and remote sites as required for the various networks. Installation shall include indoor, outdoor and underground applications.

  • Removes and replaces servers to support the various wireless networks.

  • Works with outside wire crews and vendors in the installation of wiring and circuitry to the public network;

  • Understands and assists with LAN and WAN wiring issues and utilize testing equipment and network analysis tools to resolve connectivity issues;

  • Maintains wiring fields in a clean and orderly manner and assist in minor communication facilities upgrades and renovations

  • Evaluates signal coverage requirements and installs coverage units and access points in appropriate locations;

  • Coordinates customer contact, access to customer premises, and customer test acceptance on small and medium jobs.

  • Ensures that documentation is effectively completed and submitted as required

  • Conducts outdoor 2-way radio and wireless signal strength, path, and facility surveys using signal test equipment and software

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Education: High School diploma or equivalent G.E.D. with approximately two years of relevant technical training.

  • Two years of experience and working knowledge of Trunked Radio, microwave and multiplex communications systems.

  • Good working knowledge of computer based programming / diagnostic tools such as spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, Ethernet, fiber and voice modulation equipment and or one year as an electronic technician.

  • On Call as required on a rotational basis.

  • Good communication skills (oral and written) and ability to use common PC software programs. Must possess a clear understanding of various communication protocols including but not limited to TCP/IP, UDP, analog and digital principles.

  • Must successfully complete all assigned training modules qualifying exams and field clearance by a supervisor.

  • Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver License. FCC General Radio Telephone License and/or PCIA certification and/or Certification from a recognized electronics training program. Net+ Certification preferred

  • Shift Work: As Required

  • Use of Personal Vehicle: As Required

WGL is an EO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL is an EEO employer – M/F/Vets/Disabled

WGL Holdings, Inc. is a public utility holding company and the parent company of WGL, a diversified energy business that provides natural gas, electricity, green power, carbon reduction and energy services. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy - for our employees, for our community and for all our customers. WGL and its affiliates are committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status. sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.