Communications Technician

  • Location: Byron Center

Job Description

  • This position involves the installation, maintenance, and repair of low voltage cabling infrastructure at an experienced, leadership level

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Successfully lead and execute a diverse range of projects involving premise twisted pair copper, fiber optic, and low voltage infrastructure in Commercial and Industrial settings
  • Perform and manage daily job tasks while supervising others
  • Install and troubleshoot various types of media and systems not limited to: Cat6, Cat6A, Single and Multi-Mode Fiber Optics, Physical Security (access control and CCTV), and Audio Visual cabling, connectivity and devices
  • Complete and maintain job related documentation (i.e. Drawings, work orders and test results)
  • Communicate effectively with Co-workers, Customers, Project Managers, and other trades
  • Practical safeguarding of all personnel and property from hazards
  • This position requires a highly detailed, timely individual with complex problem solving skills


  • 5+ years of Communications Infrastructure experience
  • Knowledge of Telecom systems, Data Networks, Wireless solutions, Access Control, and CCTV systems
  • Proficiency of current cabling installation, termination, and testing procedures along with the use of associated hardware and testing equipment
  • Fiber optic experience of termination, testing, splicing, and troubleshooting
  • Knowledge and application capability of EIA/TIA standards
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineered drawings and technical specifications
  • BICSI Certification preferred/not required
  • Industry Certifications a plus
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, and Bluebeam

Work Hours

  • Hours are typically Monday through Friday
  • Hours are typically 1st shift

Work Conditions

  • Typically working on a variety of worksites ranging from new construction to working Data Centers
  • Potential for working in hot and cold environments

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent
    • Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, twisting, reaching
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Verbal Communication
  • Occasional
    • Climbing

Buist Electric is a multi-dimensional contractor. We specialize in electrical construction, service, testing automation, low voltage, audio visual, and outdoor utility installations. We are well known in our industry as a top place to work with a strong company culture, competitive wages and an unparalleled benefit package. 

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