Grinnell Chamber

Telecommunications Construction Technician

Full time
Posted: 09/07/2021
Grinnell, IA


Mahaska Communications Group (MCG) is currently seeking Telecommunications Construction Technicians. The individuals selected for these positions will play a key role in helping bring our services to Grinnell and beyond by operating various pieces of excavation and fiber installation equipment. 

We offer:

  • Competitive salary & annual profit sharing
  • Matching 401K plan
  • Generous vacation and personal time packages
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Fully paid continuing education program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promoting safety consciousness and adherence to OSHA, Utility, Federal, State, and Local safety requirements during placement of the underground network.
  • Prepare job site and excavation equipment so that the underground network can be installed safely and efficiently.
  • Flag proposed routes and call-in locates.
  • Create the best boring path based on utility locates and pothole all necessary utilities to ensure boring can be performed safely and efficiently.
  • Dig in, backfill, and perform cleanup for all structures based on design documentation.
  • Perform fiber installation for the underground network.
  • Providing accurate as-built information to be entered into the GIS system.
  • Required to perform QC & QA on all work performed and equipment.
  • Participate in repairs in the event of an emergency
  • Other misc. duties as assigned.



Education & Experience Requirements:

  • High school degree or GED
  • Valid Iowa CDL Drivers License – driving to and from worksite required.
  • Experience with using hand tools and construction equipment preferred.
  • One year of relevant experience preferred.

Job Specifications:

  • Ability to operate and maintain heavy equipment related to but not limited to directional drill, vacuum excavators, mini excavators, skid loaders, trenchers, cable plows, bucket trucks, aerial lifts, etc.
  • Ability to do some maintenance of excavation and fiber equipment.
  • Strong oral, written, and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to follow and understand established standards.
  • Self-motivated – need to work well unsupervised.

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