Outside Plant Technician at AT&T in Springfield
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Outside Plant Technician

Springfield, Illinois

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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What makes a successful Technician at AT&T? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Communicator 7
  • Personable 8
  • Helpful 10
  • Detail-oriented 8
  • Adaptable 9
  • Tech savvy 7

Outside Plant Technician

Springfield, Illinois

LOOKING FOR A COMPANY THAT VALUES YOUR POTENTIAL?

Our current Term Full-time Outside Plant Technicians ensures our customers have the connectivity they need to enjoy our services.

A job with AT&T as an Outside Plant Technician can provide many advantages starting with your paycheck:  Outside Plant Technicians work 40 hours per week earning up to 54,262 per year in total compensation and will get a pay increase every 6 months until they reach top pay of $87,906 and then every year thereafter!

You’ll gain some pretty cool perks like: 

  • 50% off AT&T mobile products and services and $10 per month for DTV!
  • Discounts on accessories, that means you always have access to the coolest gadgets around.
  • Discounts on connected car plans, Internet of Things plans, wireless home phone and accessories.
  • Company provided vehicles and tools

We have an amazing benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off, and more!

What you'll do as an AT&T Outside Plant Technician:

  • Work outside our customers’ homes to install, connect, rearrange and/or dismantle various forms of telephone and cable wiring.
  • You’ll be a vital point of contact for repairs and maintenance.
  • Operate heavy duty electrical and hydraulic equipment.
  • Digging holes, placing poles, laying cable and conduit, unreeling, and/or pulling and stringing wire and cable from pole to pole.

Additional duties may also include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches or detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cable, building or poles.
  • Climbs poles or uses bucket trucks and enters tunnels, manholes and trenches to place materials.
  • Operates light and/or heavy duty electrical and hydraulic equipment and hand tools in the installation, repair and maintenance of outside plant facilities.
  • Operates propane or gas-powered compressors.
  • May perform other duties such as ordering supplies, materials, interpreting blueprints and specifications and logging extra supplies, material and hours.
  • Uses and/or wears appropriate safety equipment.

In order to qualify for this position, you must have the following:

  • Valid state driver’s license
  • Meet 275lbs weight limit due to safety restrictions
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100lbs
  • Ability to work in confined spaces and climb poles and ladders
  • AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state and local laws
  • Qualify on pre-employment screening:


Job ID 2055294
Date posted 12/18/2020

Applicant Experience

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

  • Check your status regularly. Timing varies, so log in to see where we are.
  • 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, recorded video 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.

Unique Opportunity

Pros

The job is rewarding with great pay, benefits and the ability to meet the needs of customers with excellent service. Each day is a new adventure. You meet new customers, explore different cities, and challenge yourself everyday. You get to work on your own, but if needed, you've got reliable support in your group of peers and management team.

Cons

Everyday is different. Everyday is a new challenge. You will learn something new everyday, so don't expect to get the job figured out in the first few months.

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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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