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CenturyLink Operations Technician 2 in FRANKFURT, Germany

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink at (NYSE: CTL) is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

Strong technical skill level working on complex assignments within the network systems installation and/or maintenance activities.

Performs varied tasks of moderate complexity requiring the application of standard procedures and criteria.

Responsible for installation, decommissioning and troubleshooting problems of network equipment and circuits. This includes the fiber, transport equipment and all critical infrastructures within a datacenter environment. Demonstrates a degree of experience with circuit provisioning, maintenance & testing, test equipment, telecommunication equipment installation and acceptance. Responsible for the outside plant network in a given geographic boundary, including metro and long-haul fibers.

Job Description

Diagnoses, troubleshoots and repairs customer and network troubles. Removes and replaces defective modules, tracks spares and ensures repair. Performs site surveys, fiber locating and oversees splicing of Metro/Long Haul Outside Plant fibers. Monitors route and executes restoration in the event of a service interruption, proactively responds to potential problem areas to ensure integrity of network. Installs, provisions, tests, and maintains 10Mbit/s to 100Gbit/s data services. Responsible for asset management: process deliveries and replenishes consumables. Coordinates shipping and receiving of materials. Operates and maintains tools, test sets, and electronic equipment including but not limited to: fiber optic transmissions equipment, AC and DC power equipment, OTDR, fiber optic cable locating equipment, various BER type test equipment. Performs preventive/scheduled maintenance and inspections on equipment and on the critical infrastructure including but not limited to: HVAC systems, electrical systems (UPS and DC Power Plants).


Experience working of Installation, Test, and Turn-up of a variety of Telecommunication equipment including SONET, DWDM, Routers and Switches, fiber optics.

Strong technical and mechanical background with experience on the latest generation transport gear, critical infrastructure (HVAC systems, electrical systems, DC Power Plants, etc.), as well as knowledge of locating fiber optic cable, right-of-way, and As-Builts. Must have PC skills and be well versed in Microsoft Windows and Office applications. Ability to quickly learn corporate databases. On-call 24x7 on a rotational basis. Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities. Ability to prioritize with good time management skills. Valid driving license required.

Language skills: Fluent in German, preferably fluent in English.

Education Requirements: 2 plus years of relevant job experience (Elektrotechniker, Informationselektroniker, Telekommunikationselektroniker, o.ä.)

Alternate Location: DE-Germany-Germany

Requisition #: 211790

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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