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Job Summary

The Field Technician is responsible for the deployment of high-speed packet-optical networks. They will work in the field alongside other Technicians, Field Engineers, and Project Engineers as needed. Field Technicians will work on network deployment tasks including, but not limited to, network installation, fiber optic characterization, trace analysis, and equipment commissioning and testing. This work will primarily be on the road (75% travel). Work will take place at customer locations, typically data centers, carrier hotels, or other telecommunications facilities.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Internal and External Project Teams to:
    • Provide technical and logistical support in the field
    • Proactively identify and address potential risks
    • Execute projects per the Statement of Work, and work with engineering staff to pivot as necessary
  • Perform network deployment functions in the field
    • Configuration
    • Integration and Migration
    • Testing of networks
  • Continuous Training
    • Continually train on new technologies related to networking installation
  • Demonstrate proficiency at completing the following tasks:
    • Site Surveys & Other Documentation
    • Fiber Optic Characterization (FOC)
    • Office Suite Apps (Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Visio, Word, etc.)
    • Equipment Installation involving:
      • Vendor specific requirements
      • LRT/Customer labeling and installation standards
    • Equipment Integration
      • Advanced knowledge of provisioning on multiple optical platforms such as Ciena 6500/R, WaveServer, Nokia 1830, and Infinera XTM/GX
    • Network Test & Turn-up
      • Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting and testing optical networks for long haul, metro, and regional architectures

Pay Range –$27 – $33/hour (depending on experience)


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision (eligibility starts on first day of employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discounts
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off Plus Company Holidays

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
LightRiver Technologies provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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