Telecommunications Technician

Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) has an immediate opening for a TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNICIAN 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.

The Telecommunications Technician position will provide support for the Telecommunications Division of the Broadband Operations Department.  This position will be responsible to provide the specialized technical skills and knowledge to support carrier grade microwave systems and SONET/DWDM long-haul fiber transport for enterprise, Utility, and broadband services. Duties also include support for two-way radio communications systems (LMR), door access control/video security systems, LAN network and software support, system testing & programming, and to provide electronic communications support for substation SCADA and control of regulators, reclosures, transformers, and other control equipment.

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

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Education/Experience: Associate degree in electronics or related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of job-related experience, or a combination of education and experience that would satisfy the requirements of this position. Previous working experience with wireless RF and/or fiber optic communications systems and computer networking is desired. Additional experience with terminations of coax, fiber and data cabling and tower climbing experience is preferred.

Job Knowledge: Must possess a moderate amount of working knowledge of wireless RF and/or fiber optic technology. Must have knowledge of electronics fundamentals and theory. Must have sound knowledge of the proper and safe use of the tools and equipment used in the installation and maintenance of wireless RF and/or fiber optic equipment. Must be willing to attend courses relating to his/her area of work.


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

May 2, 2022
Until Filled