Broadband Technician Trainee

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for a BROADBAND TECHNICIAN TRAINEE to work in our headquarters located in Pahrump, Nevada.

Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations.  VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).

VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Utility Services (VEUS), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).

VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.

This training program is designed to enable the incumbent to gain the skills and knowledge to meet the minimum requirements of a Broadband Technician. The Broadband Technician position is responsible to perform basic installations, disconnects, reconnects, service upgrades and downgrades, and relocates for residential single family, multi-family and/or multi-dwelling units and business (commercial) customers.

For more detailed information regarding responsibilities, duties and specifications, please refer to the job description for Broadband Technician (PDF).

To apply for this job, please fill out the following form.


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent. Associate of Science degree in a related discipline and 4 years of job related experience is highly preferred.

Knowledge: Must have some knowledge of wireless technology (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, point-to-multipoint, point-to-point) and fiber technology. The candidate must possess outstanding interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and writing skills. The candidate should also possess the following qualities:
a. Ability to make logical and feasible decisions regarding placement of broadband equipment within a residential or commercial environment.
b. Strong written and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate complex topics to non-technical teams.
c. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook, and the ability to operate other standard office equipment.
d. Must be willing to attend continuing education courses as required.

Abilities and Skills: Must be skilled in human relations to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the job. Must possess good oral and written communications skills to be able to effectively communicate with others. Must have the ability to handle a variety of diverse tasks and organize work to meet deadlines. Must be proficient in the use of personal computers. Must have the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to work in high, precarious places (e.g., high ceilings, roof exterior) and in outside weather conditions.


VEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression

Valley Electric Association, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a competitive benefits package, which includes company paid:

Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
Short-Term Disability
Group Life Insurance
Business Travel Life Insurance
401(k) plan
Pension plan
Vacation and Sick accrual
Holiday pay

Job Details

March 28, 2024
Until Filled