Senior Network Technician

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Date: Jul 20, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

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.

Job Brief

This position is specific for the installation and ongoing maintenance of SRP's Telecommunication IP networks.

Job Responsibilities

Knowledge & Understanding:

Candidates should be able to 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, cables, and associated terminations)
Proper use of basic hand and power tools
DC Power Systems (Lineage, Eltek)
Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) (GE JMUX, Ciena 6500, Cisco ONS 15454)
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) (Ciena 6500, Cisco)
Microwave Systems (Aviat Eclipse, Harris Constellation)
Channel Banks (GE T1MX, IMUX, Wescom, Charles Industries)
Digital Cross Connects (Coriant, Sycamore)
System Protection Components
Remote Terminal Units
Fiber Optics (OPGW, ADSS, Duct cable, jumpers, ADC splice & termination panels)
IP Networking fundamentals (Cisco IOS, DHCP, VLANS, EIGRP, DNS, Trunking, IP subnetting)
Two Way Radio and Associated IP Technology 
Voice/Data Technology
Multiplexing fundamentals

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.


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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.

Additional Information

Candidates should have knowledge and experience specific to the following:

CCNA or Equivalent Networking Experience
Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS, Cisco Wireless (Controllers, Access-points, Applications)
Cisco Switches 3750, 3600, 3650, 3750, 3400ME, 2520, 4510, IE2000, IE3000
Layer 2 Switching and Layer 3 Routing
Layer 2 Services: Fiber Channel and Carrier Ethernet
Network Services:  Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, 802.1x, etc.
User Authentication; Cisco ACS
Firewalls: ISA Firewalls, Check Point Routers, CGR-2010, 2950, 3800, 
Routing protocols and provisioning: OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP/MP-BGP, MPLS, LDP, Multicast, IPv4/IPv6, VPRN, VRF
Layer 1, 2, 3 security tools, techniques and methods
Latency and Throughput Test and Measurement
Serial to IP conversion
Traffic Profiling


Progression requirements:

  • 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 Details

Requisition ID: 13190



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


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


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


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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