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Company: Smithville Communications
Location: Ellettsville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Smithville, an established and trusted provider of Internet, Voice, Security, and Enterprise data services, is seeking a Network Operations Specialist. Recognized nationally as a Top 100 broadband provider, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide our customers with excellent customer service and prompt solutions to their needs. While the company has grown to be Indiana's largest privately held telecommunications company, its core family-focused values make it unique. Smithville maintains more than 3,000 miles of high-capacity fiber in the state of Indiana and a 100 Gigabit fiber ring with full redundancy that serves large-scale businesses and enterprise-level operations.WHAT YOU'LL DOThe Network Operations Specialist is responsible for providing support to all internal departments in need of escalated troubleshooting with regards to the Residential network, both data and voice. This support includes assisting with maintenance and configuration of the Residential network and monitoring alarms, diagnosing cause, and assisting with final resolution. The Specialist will also assist with processes, procedures, auditing, and documentation related to the Residential network.WORK SHIFT: 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Tuesday to Saturday.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitoring network health, identifying events and opportunities for optimization (45%)
  • Assisting other departments with troubleshooting (15%)
  • Configuring the Residential network (10%)
  • Performing configuration on Metaswitch (10%)
  • Completing projects and special projects (10%)
  • Maintaining records, documentation, audits, and Method of Procedure (MOP) (10%)TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
    • Work is typically completed indoors in a quiet/low noise, climate-controlled office environment (office, meeting room, or similar) with an occasional need to work indoors in a non-temperature-controlled environment and outdoors in an enclosed vehicle or temporary shelter
    • Typically works 40 hours per week; may work overtime, evenings, and/or weekends as needed to meet critical deadlines or respond to problems
      • Continuous fingering, handling, feeling, talking, and hearing
      • Often sitting, walking, and close, distance, color, and depth vision
      • Sometimes standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, reaching at/below shoulder level, pulling, and lifting up to 15 pounds
      • Rarely reaching above shoulder level and lifting up to and over 45 poundsWHAT YOU NEED
        • College-level coursework in a related technical area is strongly preferred. CompTIA certifications such as A+ and Net+ are preferred
        • Practical experience configuring network devices; Cisco preferred, Calix desirable
        • High level of decision-making skills, independent thinker
        • Experience configuring services within a Linux and/or Windows environment
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; demonstrated ability to explain technical information to non-technical individuals
        • Knowledge in VoIP technologies (Metaswitch a plus)
        • Experience with network equipment installation and cabling procedures
        • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
        • Good project management skills and ability to work to deadlines
        • Must possess an active vehicle driver's license
          • Competitive Wage
          • Insurance Plans include Medical - Prescription - Dental - Vision - Term Life - Long-Term Disability - Voluntary Insurance(Our Base HDHP Medical Plan and Base Dental Plan are FREE for you and your family. Some restrictions may apply.)
            • Health Savings Account with generous annual company contributions to HSA
            • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match
            • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) program
            • Paid holidays
            • Tuition reimbursement
            • Paid training
            • Discounted company products and services
              ABOUT USFor nearly 100 years, Smithville has been and is a locally grown, family-owned, cutting-edge, live-where-we-work, stand-by-our-products, part-of-the-neighborhood, wildly-Hoosier technology company in the heart of Southern Indiana. We provide the best technology services without sending you across the globe for support. We love our services and Indiana. We think you will too!Review of employment applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Smithville is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Keywords: Smithville Communications, Bloomington , NETWORK OPERATIONS SPECIALIST, Other , Ellettsville, Indiana

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