Communications Equipment Installer

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 22, 2022
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs technical work in the installation,removal and maintenance of communications equipment and other electronic equipment in accordance with governmental codes, rules and regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Removes or installs communications equipment such as two way mobile radios, electronic sirens and other miscellaneous electronic Police and Fire emergency warning systems.
  • Inspects and assists in preventive maintenance on communications equipment and other ancillary equipment.
  • Performs ground crew support for antenna structure installation, repair, and inspections.
  • Completes maintenance documentation records, work orders and equipment histories.
  • Provides technical assistance to shop customers.

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
RequiredHigh school diploma or equivalent supplemented by technical training or college courses related to the installation, maintenance and repair of vehicle wiring or related equipment.
 
Experience
Required: One (1) or more years related experience
 
Certifications/ Licenses
 
Required: Valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving record
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
 
 
 
  • Knowledge of proper safety practices, methods, materials, and tools used in the installation and maintenance of communications equipment and electronic devices.
  • Good knowledge of electrical and electronic theory as it pertains to automotive systems.
  • Ability to explain the operation of technical equipment to nontechnical personnel
  • Ability to maneuver communications equipment into and out of motor vehicles, including police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, dump trucks or solid waste vehicles.
  • Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams and schematics involving all phases of modern electronic systems. 
  • Ability to delineate color code and hear audio spectrum.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and determine problems.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other County personnel
 
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. Ability to operate a four wheel drive vehicle in adverse road and weather conditions.
 
  Supervisory                       None
  Responsibilities

OTHER INFORMATION

 
OVERALL PHYSICAL STRENGTH DEMAND 
 
MEDIUM
Lift and/or exert force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly.
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
C = Continuously
5.5 to 8+ hours daily
F = Frequently
2.5 to 5.5 hours daily
O = Occasionally
Up to 2.5 hours daily
R = Rarely
Less than 1 hour per week
N = Never
Never occurs
 
Code
Physical Demand
Code
Physical Demand
 
F
Standing
O
Sitting
 
O
Walking
O
Lifting
 
O
Carrying
R
Pushing/Pulling
 
O
Reaching
O
Handling
 
O
Fine Dexterity
F
Kneeling
 
F
Crouching
R
Crawling
 
F
Bending
O
Twisting
 
R
Climbing
R
Balancing
 
O
Vision (Correction Required)
O
Hearing
 
R
Talking
O
Foot Controls (driving, operation of equip, etc.)
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
 
D = Daily
W = Several Times Per Week
M = Several Times Per Month
S = Seasonally
R - Rarely
N = Never
 
Code
Health and Safety
Code
Environmental Factors
 
W
Mechanical Hazards
D
Dirt and Dust
 
M
Chemical Hazards
S
Extreme Temperatures
 
W
Electrical Hazards
M
Noise and Vibration
 
M
Fire Hazards
W
Fumes and Odors
 
R
Explosives
S
Wetness/Humidity
 
R
Communicable Diseases
R
Darkness or Poor Lighting
 
M
Physical Danger or Abuse
 
 
 
 
PRIMARY WORK LOCATION
 
 
Shop
 
 
 
MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS
 
Automotive Hand Tools, Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Welders, Metal Bender, Automotive lift. 
 
 
PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
 
 
Safety glasses, safety shoes, (steel shoes, insulated shoes), safety harness (climbing harness) gloves, seasonal clothing, chaps(chainsaw), hearing protection, welding apron & mask, welding gloves.
 

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered   position.  County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership