Field Technician

Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Jonesboro, AR, US, 72404

Company: Sonepar


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As one of the largest utility distribution organizations in America, we constantly strive to bring our best to our customers, suppliers, and fellow associates. Irby Utilities is uniquely positioned to provide dynamic solutions to essential utility services impacting our local and broader communities.

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as a team. Through our tremendous growth, we are continuing to develop opportunities and look for people to join us as we journey forward.


Potential candidates must be able to work closely with the Lead Technician, Project Manager and Network Engineer on fiber optic and wireless network equipment commissioning and integration activities. Potential candidates must be able to assist in construction, inspection, and maintenance of communication Equipment and Technology. Potential candidates must be responsible for demonstrating a sufficient aptitude for acquiring the skills and knowledge involved in the competent performance of the tasks relating to communications equipment installation and troubleshooting activities.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct site acceptance procedures
  • Order and maintain inventory stock supplies
  • Cleans, maintains, and stocks vehicles and equipment in order to be prepared to perform required duties
  • Build wireless steelwork; assemble for antenna hook up
  • Install antennas, coax lines, fiber trunks, DC cables; adjust antenna direction and degree angle shooting
  • Connect jumpers and running cables; connecting these and ground work to units
  • Ground steel, weatherproofing, cable grounds, unit assembly
  • Inspects existing ground or makes new ground according to the National Electrical Code (NEC) in order to protect employees, customers, and equipment from electrical shock or damage
  • Off-loading material and inventory; preparation and cleaning of sites
  • Translate diagrams, installation manuals, floor plans and methods of procedure into a properly installed and working product
  • Use a computer to configure equipment using provided documentation via web or console interface
  • Completes associated paperwork with each work order in a timely manner in order to ensure all details of the work are recorded


Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous experience in telecommunications, electrical engineering, or other related fields
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well individually or as a team member
  • Ability to manipulates connectors, fasteners, wire and use hand tools, works in areas with exposure to moderate noise levels
  • Understanding of DC and basic AC power
  • Knowledge of Wireless RF concepts 
  • Ability to operate and maintain installation tools and equipment
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Computer skills should include use of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel
  • Basic Networking Skills: Ability to change IP on Computer, PING, etc.


Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces including long time periods on a ladder
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours, including work after normal business hours in the event physical restoration of fiber plant is needed.
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Must possess valid state driver’s license
  • Repeatedly ascend and descend ladders
  • Walk through job site carrying tools, equipment, materials, etc.



  • 2+ years of related experience
  • High School or equivalent; some college preferred
  • Experience in installing FTTX, Wireless Network Equipment and/or DC power equipment is a plus
  • Prior Wireless/Cell Site Installation Preferred: 2 years


Why work for Irby?

Irby Utilities is a crucial link in the distribution chain, connecting manufacturers to their customers in electrical power, natural gas, and broadband services. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions through logistical and operational support, sales and account management, project services, data analysis, and more. We firmly attribute our success to our people in each of these fields, and we are constantly advancing our skills and abilities.


Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation and Personal, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance.


About Irby

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and 700 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  We have experienced incredible growth over the past five years, presenting many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.

Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.   Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.


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