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We are Pioneer Connect, a local broadband provider committed to providing phone and internet, that keep our customers connected from the central Oregon Coast to the Willamette Valley.

We have an immediate opportunity for an experienced splicer to work from our Philomath location.

In this position a successful splicer candidate must have knowledge of splicing, termination, and maintenance of copper and fiber optic cables.  The Cable Splicer performs cable cutovers, repairs, and troubleshooting on all types of cable plant. This position must be able to exercise judgment within constraints of accepted principles and practices. Decision-making is made in conjunction with supervisors and management.

This position also:

  • Prepares and maintains cable splice closures and terminations on fibers and copper cables.
  • Operates and maintains splicing equipment and tools.
  • Performs testing of completed splices and cable pair termination on fiber and copper cables to ensure circuit continuity.
  • Terminates copper cable to main distribution frame connectors and fiber cable to pigtails in splice trays at Central Office locations.
  • Performs cable pair transfers and cut-over work.
  • Performs aerial and buried cable repairs and transfers.
  • Works with new and existing cables in manhole and conduit systems.
  • Completes splicing and cut-over work on routine and specific work orders using engineering prints and cut-over assignment sheets.
  • Completes the splicing and cut over of projects to the specifications of the Engineering Department and standard telephone construction practices.
  • Must be able to read and interpret cable record maps, staking sheets, and work orders required for the Outside Plant splicing.

This may be the right job if the following describes you:

  • Customer-focused. When you are working with a customer or along a Hwy, you understand that building the relationship is just as important as delivering the solution. Exceeding expectations keeps you energized, and you strive to leave the customer with the best possible experience.
  • Safety mindset. You don’t take short cuts when it comes to protecting yourself and others. Whether it’s climbing a pole or plowing in fiber cable, you know that doing the job well begins with safety in mind.
  • You are results-oriented with strong initiative and self-direction. You take pride and ownership in the work that you do but also understand that results are best achieved when working as a team.

This position requires:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Lineman, Installation & Repair Technician.
  • Familiarity with the National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code as related to the communications industry.
  • Understanding of cable color codes and fiber count.
  • Ability to access and understand computerized mapping records.
  • Knowledge of test equipment and the ability to identify the repair needed.
  • Maintaining vehicles and work equipment in clean and safe working order.
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License and insurable record, preferred CDL or ability to acquire within 6 months.

What you can expect from Pioneer:

  • Individually and as a company, our employees take pride in working hard for the people whom we have the honor and privilege to serve. We are proud to play a role in helping make each of our communities a better place to live and work.
  • We love what we do and will provide you with support, every step of your career. Pioneer offers an insurance package which provides employer-paid health coverage for the family and a generous retirement program. Taking care of you is important to us!

Since our founding over 70 years ago, Pioneer Connect has been overcoming barriers and thinking creatively to bring our customers the best possible services at an affordable price. If you are ready to be considered for our team, please send your resume to hr@pioneerconnect.net

For more information, visit us on our website at www.pioneer.net.

Cascade Employers Association is assisting with this recruitment.

Build your career with Pioneer!

We are Pioneer Connect, a local broadband provider committed to providing phone and internet, that keep our customers connected from the central Oregon Coast to the Willamette Valley.

Pioneer is recruiting for an experienced LAN Administrator in our Philomath location.

Position Overview

The LAN Administrator is responsible for Information Technologies (IT) Department projects and system administration functions.  This position receives only general direction toward accomplishment of major program or project objectives and exercises judgment within constraints of accepted principles and practices.  Decision making is made in conjunction with supervisors and management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

LAN Administration

  • Performs various system administration functions on systems within the department’s responsibility including network security, local/wide area networks, billing and customer care systems, storage systems, and desktop systems.
  • Performs various hardware functions as they relate to specific systems
  • Assists in the development of system control procedures for the various computer systems and applications under the control of the IT Department and assists individual users in the development of system controls when requested
  • Assists with user training and documentation on systems and applications where the LAN Administrator has expertise
  • Maintains confidentiality of system data, programs, and other information.
  • Orders computer systems, hardware and assists with defining budgetary needs.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains a basic level understanding of the Company’s products and services.
  • Actively participates in the performance management process which includes goal setting and identifying opportunities to learn, develop and/or improve skills. Proactively follows through on meeting performance objectives and expectations. Cooperates with others to achieve shared objectives.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude in daily interactions. Encourages positive relationships among the staff and promotes good morale in the workplace.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with outside agencies.
  • Attends meetings, trainings and other events as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Expected Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Typically requires technical training and 3-5 years of experience in operations and administration of computer systems and PC based applications.
  2. Highly knowledgeable in the operations and administration of various computer systems and applications such as MS Server, MS Exchange, MS Office 365, and TCP/IP.
  3. Familiarity with networking hardware such as printers, routers and switches.
  4. Must have the ability to maintain good working relations with other departments and outside agencies.
  5. Must have time management and organizational skills and the ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions.
  6. Possess strong communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Must demonstrate initiative and attention to detail, and possess the ability to analyze facts and make recommendations.

What you can expect from Pioneer:

  • Individually and as a company, our employees take pride in working hard for the people whom we have the honor and privilege to serve. We are proud to play a role in helping make each of our communities a better place to live and work.
  • We love what we do and will provide you with support, every step of your career. Pioneer offers an insurance package which provides employer-paid health coverage for the family and a generous retirement program. Taking care of you is important to us!

Since our founding over 70 years ago, Pioneer Connect has been overcoming barriers and thinking creatively to bring our customers the best possible services at an affordable price. If you are ready to be considered for our team, please send your resume to hr@pioneerconnect.net

For more information, visit us on our website at www.pioneer.net.

What makes Pioneer Connect a great place to work?

Pshh, here’s a hint — Our employees love what we do, the members we serve and the jaw-dropping beauty of our service area.

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We value community

Individually and as a company, Pioneer employees take pride in working hard for the people whom we have the honor and privilege to serve. We are proud to play a role in helping make each of our communities a better place to live and work.

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Supporting your Career

The Pioneer work environment is inclusive and welcoming — and that makes lots of sense when you look at how long we have worked together! We will provide you with challenging and satisfying opportunities, every step of your career.

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Generous Benefits

We offer a benefits package which provides full-family, employer-paid health, dental and vision coverage, as well as a generous 401(k) program and paid time off. Taking care of you is important to us!

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Constantly innovating

We’ve always got an eye to the future. Our network is a tremendous point of pride, and we are always looking forward, for new technology and ideas and ways to deliver an exceptional member experience.

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