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Installation Technician

Canby , Oregon

Overview

Our Technicians keep millions of people connected to the wide range of services we have to offer. If you’re tech savvy, a great problem solver and love helping customers – take your career on the road with us.

  • Full-time
  • Level: Mid
  • Travel: Yes
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  • Communicator 7
  • Personable 8
  • Helpful 10
  • Detail-oriented 8
  • Adaptable 9
  • Tech savvy 7

Installation Technician

Canby , Oregon

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As a DIRECTV Technician - Installation, you will be responsible for providing our customers excellent service through installing, troubleshooting, and upgrading satellite TV systems.

$5000 Sign-On Bonus offered. Not applicable to internal employees. To be eligible you must be hired by AT&T for the location(s) listed and hired before May 1, 2018.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing for installations by reviewing installation orders, gathering equipment, supplies and tools and coordinating schedules with customers.
  • Planning installations by evaluating location, locating access and laying-out equipment and wiring plan.
  • Establishing satellite TV systems by installing equipment, running and pulling cable, programming and calibrating equipment while adhering to codes, regulations and standards.
  • Verifying satellite TV systems for correct functionality and optimal performance by testing equipment and connections and identifying and correcting any issues.
  • Maintaining accurate records through documenting installations, services and repairs.
  • Maintaining and improving service and rapport with customers through listening to their descriptions of problems, answering questions and resolving issues through diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing, replacing and/or upgrading components.
  • Referring to schematics, manuals and manufacturer's instructions as needed.
  • Maintaining a safe work environment by following safe practices and adhering to safety policies.
  • Ensuring adequate supply levels by inventorying stock, placing and verifying orders.
  • Updating and improving job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications.
  • Enhancing the organization's reputation through personal accountability for accomplishing new and different requests and always striving to add value.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Additional Information:

  • Must possess a valid driver's license in the primary state of residence
  • Must be able to speak clearly, concisely, and to communicate effectively in a courteous and professional manner
  • Solid written communication skills required
  • Must be able to work full time, up to and including six days a week; which may include nights, weekends, and holidays, as required
  • Must meet company hiring criteria for pre-employment screening, including drug test, criminal background check, fitness for duty, and MVR check
  • Must be able to obtain all necessary certifications, including SBCA, Service, SW iM, and Ka/Ku, as required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and inventory software systems preferred
  • SBCA and/or other industry certifications preferred
  • Six months experience in telecommunications, electrical, construction, or related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of handheld electronics, including smart phones, iPads, etc., preferred
  • Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and climb ladders up to 40 feet in length
  • Must be able to work in tight spaces, including attics and crawl spaces
  • Must be able to work outside in extreme weather conditions, including precipitation and temperature variations
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time
  • An essential duty of the position of Technician is to install satellite dishes with the use of a ladder on customers ‘homes. The ladders used by DIRECTV have been rated by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to hold a maximum total weight (including tool belt and equipment) of 375 lbs. To allow for the weight of equipment an individual's weight cannot exceed 275 lbs.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Job ID 1825941-16
Date posted 06/13/2018

Applicant Experience

Want to know what to expect? Here’s a breakdown of the typical application process.

  • Your experience can take between 4 – 7 weeks depending on location and time of year.
  • You may have to pass an assessment before moving on to the next step.
  • Your interview may be online. Make sure you have a strong connection and dress professionally.
  • Watch this video to see what the job’s really like

  • Complete any necessary assessments

  • Conduct your interviews - in-person, by phone or over video chat

  • Conduct follow-up interviews

  • Conditional job offer

  • Drug screening and background check

  • Congratulations and welcome to AT&T!

How to prepare for your assessment

Our goal is to set you up for success at AT&T.

That's why we’re providing you with the information you need to prepare for the entire application process. When you’re getting ready, it’s a good idea to find a quiet place, get in the zone and answer as honestly as possible. And to prevent any errors from happening, make sure you are doing so on a computer and not a mobile device.

To get a better idea of what will be involved, check out our Assessment Tips for Premises Technician Assessment , Technical Mechanical Test Field III, and Premises Technician Inventory.

Good company, good pay, a lot of overtime

Pros

Good pay, benefits, overtime, give all tools, uniforms and boots you need. Management is good at replacing them for you.

Cons

Never know what time you'll be done since you have to complete every job, same job could take you 45 minutes or 3-4 hours so it's hard to make plans.

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Perks

We take care of our own here (hint: that could be you). Our benefits and rewards mean we cover some of your biggest needs with some of the coolest offerings. We already think we’re a pretty great place to work. We’re just trying to rack up some bonus points.

  • Party every (pay) day

    Let’s start with the big one: Your work gets rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits. It really does pay to be on our team.

  • Save on swag

    Wanna make your friends really jealous? You’ll get discounted access to the latest and greatest AT&T products and services – plus other awesome items, like tickets to live events.

  • Get some “you” time

    Vacation? Staycation? Heck, let’s take a road trip. On top of paid holidays, chill out with paid time off (PTO) that you can spend any way you want.

  • Upgrade your skill set

    You strike us as an over-achiever (don’t worry, it’s a compliment). Our training and development programs are your ticket to expert status in your job.

  • Graduate to what’s next

    Our people have class. Literally. We can help you out on approved education costs with our tuition assistance plan.

  • Stuff your piggy bank

    When the day comes that you get some much needed R&R (not that you’d ever want to leave #LifeAtATT) you’ll know your future is set with the AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP).

  • Know you’re covered

    Here’s another reason to breathe easy: You and your family get access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance options.

LifeAtATT

This is the life – the #LifeAtATT, that is. We’re creating what’s next and having a blast doing it. You’re looking for proof? Well, see for yourself.

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