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Communications Technician

About the Position
DUTIES:
Under general supervision, and usually working alone, perform work of a technical nature involving communications/computer equipment in Company and related areas or properties; to keep abreast of details of equipment function, operation and use so as to be in a position to exercise correct judgment so that economic utilization of system generation, system protection, or system operation will not be impaired.
To perform maintenance repair, adjustment, modification, and test work on communication/computer equipment when assigned; and to make new installations, removals, and reinstallations of like equipment. In this connection to perform details of work on equipment utilizing advanced electronic techniques, test equipment and computer based programs. The work responsibilities include categories such as transport systems, network WAN/LAN, SCADA (electric and gas), two-way radio and
mobile/wireless data systems.
Coordinate with the IT Operations Center to set up the communication link to the RTU using the MPLS network connection.
Assembles, installs and/or tests telecommunications equipment to include floor drilling, relay rack, ladder rack and other frame work.
Assembles, installs, and/or tests network equipment used for transporting information and control.
SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Use a personal computer to maintain various records, e-mail, enter time via TRIS, transfer files, etc.
Respond to emergency callouts at any hour of day or night, and subject to out-of-town traveling assignments.
Maintain safe operation of Company automotive vehicles.
Maintain voice and data radio systems to conform to the Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations and Company policy.
Must comply with Company's Protective Apparel Policy and PPE Policy.
With Energy Centers, Stores, Substations, Regional Operations, Transmission Operations, Metering, Fleet Services, Transmission and Customer Operations, and Engineering employees of Ameren and employees of other companies such as other electric, gas, and telephone utilities; representatives of equipment suppliers; and owners of property upon which communications equipment is located.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposed at times to outside weather conditions; subject to high noise levels, vibration, drafts, and occasional extreme changes in temperature.
HAZARDS:
Subject to hazard of electrical shocks or burns while working on energized power circuits up to 250 volts, and on electronic equipment with potentials up to 2,000 volts and working at times in the immediate vicinity of high voltage equipment, battery acids, and LP gas, and subject to driving under all kinds of weather and road conditions.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Two (2) years of experience in maintenance work on electrical or electronic equipment.
Employees accepting Regional positions may be required, at the Company's discretion, to obtain and maintain Callaway unescorted access as a condition of acceptance.
Associate's degree or higher from an accredited university, college, junior college, or technical school, in Telecommunications, IT Networking, or other IT Discipline, or equivalent military telecommunications certification, or:
Associate's degree or higher from an accredited university, college, junior college in a
non-technical field, plus extensive (5 years) experience performing telecommunications- related installations, maintenance, and operations.
CCENT or higher certification.
Successfully pass company-developed skills proficiency qualification examination. OTHER:
Candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. The Company will provide reasonable accommodation in appropriate circumstances when consistent with applicable law.



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