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Outside Plant Engineering Specialist II

Gonzales, LA 70737

The primary function of the Outside Plant Engineer Specialist II is to plan and prepare drawings for construction of new, and removal or rearrangement of existing, overhead, surface-mounted or underground lines, cables, conduits, and transmission systems to obtain optimum, economical, and legal location and operation of communications facilities by performing the following duties. This position efficiently uses corporate resources by applying the appropriate engineering practices and procedures for outside plant design and construction.



  • Collects and records geographic subscriber growth on a routine basis and the performance of growth forecast

  • Prepares proposed facility schematics for use in feeder and distribution facility design

  • Performs job cost estimates related to Outside Plant Engineering projects for feasibility purposes upon request

  • Assists in activities related to facility percent utilization monitoring

  • Prepares construction drawings and procure and file right-of-way permits

  • Inspects work quality and quantity both during and after those outside plant construction projects assigned by the Outside Plant Engineering Supervisor

  • Completes performance of acceptance testing and final document material tabulations necessary for contract close-outs

  • Maintains Continued Property Records, in particular, those associated with outside plant facilities

  • Ensures staking and installation of outside plant facilities comply with tariff, FCC, NEC and other regulatory agency requirements

  • Assists departmental budget preparation related to proposed and planned construction projects

  • Maintains a clean and safe workplace in and around a subscriber's home or business

  • Assists OSP Engineering Supervisor in planning and coordination of all Outside Plant Facility construction and rearrangement activities

  • Inspects truck equipment such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water and performs emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Stimulates morale among fellow employees by example of behavioral conduct

  • Works to maintain and enhance the public image of the organization

  • Adheres to and encourages adequate safety practice

  • Reports violations of safety to Central Office Facilities Manager immediately

  • Uses corporate resources effectively and efficiently to perform all job-related duties

  • Readily accepts criticism to job performance with the intention of diligently seeking improvement upon those areas 

  • Continuously evaluates own performance to identify areas need improvement, then takes appropriate actions to improve



Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures established by the company on the evaluation of management personnel.




  • Basic drafting skills

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)


  • Three to five years related experience and/or training

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in telecommunications industry


Posted: 2021-01-17 Expires: 2021-02-16

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