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Network Operations Center (NOC) Technician

Great Plains Communications Blair, NE

Job Description

Great Plains Communications is looking for a detail-oriented person to monitor and assist in network troubleshooting from our state-of-the-art Network Operations Center (NOC) in Blair, Nebraska.

The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for monitoring and incident response for all services on the company network.  Other duties include:

  • Maintaining contact with internal staff and external customers as needed for complex and/or widespread network disruptions
  • Controlling and managing network and system monitoring and/or management tools
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining company network infrastructure
  • Identifying areas for improvement within the Network Operations Center and making changes to tools, processes, documentation, and skillsets as needed

Successful candidate must have knowledge of telecommunications networks and systems, including servers, routers, layer 2/3 switches, voice switches, VOIP, CATV, Wireless (WiFi), and fiber optics/copper/hybrid fiber-coaxial constructions and splicing.  Must also have basic knowledge of simple network management protocol (SNMP), object identifier (OID), and Management Information Base (MIB) relationship.  Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, and customer relation skills are a must.  Must be able to rotate work shifts (7am-4pm and 8am-5pm) as well as participate in after-hours on call.

Three to five years of technical experience is desired.  Professional certifications including CCNA, VCA, or MTA are a plus.

Competitive salary and benefits provided.  EOE

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Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. They have over a century of experience providing business, carrier and residential customers with forward-thinking, fiber-based technology services including Ethernet, Internet, video, hosted and voice solutions across an 11-state footprint.  The company also prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior engineering and custom build strategies. At the core of their service offering is an extensive 11,500-mile regional fiber network, including long-haul and metro networks that span the state of Nebraska extending into Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. The network offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions, all fully supported by their 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.

Job Details

Date Posted May 11, 2020
Date Closes June 10, 2020
Address 1635 Front Street
Located In Blair, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 15-1081.00 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
Zipcode 68008
Name Human Resources Department
Address P.O. Box 500
City, State and Zip Blair, NE 68008
Phone 402-456-9511
FAX 402-456-6545

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Casual Dress
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Wellness Program
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  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Dental
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