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Customer Service Technician - Kimball, NE

CenturyLink, Inc Kimball, NE

Job Description

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

The Customer Service Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to: installs and repairs single and multi-line residential and business accounts. This position maintains and repairs outside plant cables, which include, copper and fiber, which are underground, direct buried, and aerial. Must be able to work overtime, and take callouts. Excellent customer and team skills are required.


Posting Open Date: 1/3/2018

Posting Close Date:  1/13/2018

Job Description

  • To install telephone plant facilities, switched digital television, and high-speed internet at customer premises according to specifications directed and established by CenturyLink procedures.
  • To maintain, expand, replace and repair all plant facilities and subscriber apparatus required to provide service to customers.
  • Interact directly with CenturyLink customers and support sales efforts.
  • Installs, repairs, tests and modifies line and station telephone equipment for customers using hand tools, power tools, and computer interfaces. Includes repairs to outside wires and tree trimming, and placing new drops.
  • Inspects subscriber premises to determine the appropriate method of installation.
  • Tests newly installed telephone/equipment using testing devices and repairs or replaces faulty equipment.
  • Performs appropriate testing to ensure proper transmission and supervision specifications.
  • Works closely with Dispatch for work assignments such as troubles report and service orders
  • Records transmission readings, daily time, and function codes in Work Force Management
  • Refurbishes cable and installs facilities within pedestals and/or terminals.
  • Actively supports sales and marketing related activities through the YouCan Program.
  • Climbs poles using either hooks, ladders or bucket trucks, attach terminal boxes and carrier housings, and repair or replace defective lines and auxiliary equipment.
  • Unreels and strings aerial lines; installs conduits and pole hardware.
  • Pulls lines through conduit by hand.
  • Observes all safety rules and regulations.
  • Install and maintain video, data and station wiring and apparatus, maintain loop plant, including analog and digital subscriber carrier.
  • Assist other Technical personnel in performance of their duties when requested.
  • Locate buried telephone cables.
  • Installation/troubleshooting of high-speed internet and data networks.
  • Must convey a positive and professional appearance and demeanor when communicating the company's products and services to our customers.
  • Assumes all other duties as assigned.


ATTN Bidders: The selection process is governed by the local collective bargaining agreement.


  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • One year of current telecommunications industry experience in one or more of the following areas: installation, maintenance, and repair of aerial, buried and underground wire and cable; telephones; switched digital television; High Speed Internet; building wiring; station equipment; or equivalent in education and training
  • Must have working knowledge of PC's, including basic computer operational tasks.
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills for communicating CenturyLink's products and services to customers.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and have a safe driving record.
  • Must be able to safely use hooks, ladders, and bucket trucks to climb poles.
  • Heavy lifting as required (85 lb extension ladders).
  • May work in confined spaces (utility holes, attics, crawl spaces).
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Must be able to respond to call-outs after hours, work overtime, shift, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Must be able to travel overnight as necessary for business requirements and training.
  • Incumbent must be technically proficient in order to perform the specific work requirements of the job in the particular location.

Alternate Location: US-Nebraska-Kimball

Requisition #: 159724

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

This position is part of a bargaining unit and represented by a union.  Depending upon the applicable collective bargaining agreement under which you may be hired, you may be: (a) required to join the union and pay union dues as a condition of employment; or, (b)  required to pay union dues, but not join the union as a condition of employment; or (c) free to chose whether or not to join the union, but if you do join the union you would be obligated to pay union dues.

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, œprotected statuses).  We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.



Nearest Major Market: North Platte

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