Communications Tech Job at Omaha Public Power District, Omaha, NE

  • Omaha Public Power District
  • Omaha, NE

Job Description

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Communications Technician

This position provides technical support with the installation, operation, and maintenance of various types of communications equipment such as land mobile radio equipment, microwave and fiber optic transmission system equipment, telephone, internal paging, intercom, and other types of electronic equipment in order to ensure that District communication capabilities meet service level and operational requirements. This position is expected to develop a broad based knowledge of department communication technologies to include applied self-learning.

Operations Support: Install, operate, and maintain communications equipment including mobile radio equipment, base stations, microwave and fiber optic transmission system equipment, and telephone, data, intercom, and other types of electronic equipment. Fulfil system requests, support tasks related to change management activities and respond to system incidents within established service level agreements.

  • Troubleshoot system problems in order to maintain communication system reliability
  • Test, repair, and rebuild various types of equipment
  • Locate the source of customer radio and television interference complaints
  • Support and implement preventative maintenance work activities per defined schedules
  • Ensure Business Partner requests are being completed and incidents are being resolved within established target completion dates and with high quality
  • Ensure systems are running efficiently and optimally by leveraging monitoring and alerting of aberrant conditions
  • Support the mitigation of operational problems caused by equipment failures, interference by outside sources, and/or degradation of systems.
  • Identify opportunities to create procedures and/or defined processes
  • Provide input, update existing and/or create task-level documentation and procedures to facilitate the execution of daily work tasks

Project Delivery:
Participate as a technical resource on assigned projects/work efforts to deliver life cycle management programs, enhancements to existing systems or implementation of entirely new technology solutions.

  • Support planning and execution activities in support of work effort and project initiatives as assigned by Supervisor and as designed and scheduled by engineering staff and/or project managers.
  • Provide input for the creation of Bills of Material (BOM), Statements of Work (SOW), Requests for proposals (RFPs) activities as lead by department engineering or management



  • Requires 3-5 years of equivalent work experience or an Associate's Degree in electronics technology or a related discipline plus a minimum of 2 years experience with:
  • Installing, operating, and maintaining telecommunications equipment in one or more of the following areas:
  • Troubleshooting system problems in order to maintain communication system reliability.
  • Testing, repairing and rebuilding various types of communication technology equipment.
  • Fiber splicing and terminations
  • A valid Driver's License
  • Must qualify for Fort Calhoun and NERC unescorted access


  • A Valid General Radio Telephone Operator License.
  • Experience locating the source of customer radio and television interference complaints.
  • Bachelor's of Science degree in an engineering or computer science related field.
  • A+ certification.
  • Network+ certification.
  • AMI FAN Experience
  • Manhole and confined space entry

Closing Statement

Local Union #763

Step 1 : $51.16

At Omaha Public Power District , we¿re passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE¿RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are wherever you are and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before June 19, 2024.

Recruiter: Patique Collins - #LI-PC

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in 'DRAFT' form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

Job Tags

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