Infrastructure Installation Specialist

Employer: Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 9/23/2021
Closing Date: 10/22/2021
Virginia Tech - Division of Information Technology
Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
Job Description

Job Description

Network Infrastructure and Services (NI&S) is part of the Division of Information Technology at Virginia Tech. We provide advanced network, communications, public safety, cable television, and data center services. We design, deploy and operate enterprise scale, high-performance computing and communications networks. Come join us in ensuring that Hokies have direct access to reliable, leading edge, high-speed national and global research networks and facilities for teaching and learning, research, administration, and community service and engagement.

NI&S is a dynamic and exciting organization with a commitment to continuous improvement and is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated person to fill this role. Members of our team will have an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment where all members of the team are expected to:
■ Work cooperatively with others as part of a highly functional team
■ Recognize and respect the practices, customs, values, and norms of other individuals, groups, and cultures
■ Focus on identifying and satisfying customer needs
■ Build positive and professional working relationships
■ Listen actively and effectively
■ Understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives
■ Present ideas and concepts clearly utilizing effective communications skills
■ Manage time and prioritize tasks to ensure assignments are completed according to established expectations
■ Demonstrate self discipline and reliability

As a member of our Network Infrastructure and Installation (NII) team, you will contribute to the installation of cable, conduit, surface raceway, optical fiber and various types of network hardware and equipment needed for Virginia Tech’s communications networks. These networks meet the operational, academic, social, and research needs of over 33,000 students and 8,000 faculty/staff.

Although not limited to the following, the position’s responsibilities will include:
● Installation, termination, and splicing of inter- and intra-building multimode and single mode optical fiber and high pair count PE89 copper
● Assist with the installation of the telecommunications equipment and fiber distribution hardware
● Maintain accurate documentation of the entire campus fiber cable plant
● Test, troubleshoot and repair optical fiber circuits and copper pairs
● With supervision, complete installation of network hardware to include wireless access points and Ethernet switches
● Perform locating procedures to verify underground cable locations for the Virginia Utility System
● Update web-based ticket entry system and respond to emergency locates as necessary
● Interact and coordinate with external contractors, surveyors, and project planners to convey locations of underground telecommunications facilities
● Installation of Category 6/A cable, termination of RJ-45 jacks and perform certification of station cable to ensure compliance with university and industry standards
● Participation in project management as a team member, following all appropriate IT Project Management processes and procedures

Required Qualifications

● Extensive experience performing installation and repair work on voice, data and video systems
● Experience working with underground telecommunications utilities
● Strong communication and interpersonal skills
● Ability to effectively function as a team member with ability to accurately follow provided instructions
● Must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and have a background check with favorable results

Preferred Qualifications

● Experience supervising the installation and repair work on voice, data and video systems
● Able to read and interpret blueprints and floor plans
● Understanding of telecommunications structured cabling standards
● Proficient with the use of personal computers, and cable testers
● BICSI certification

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