Sr. Field Engineering Specialist

Req ID:  31125
Date:  Jun 27, 2024

Jonesboro, AR, US, 72404

Company:  Sonepar
Brand:  Irby Utility


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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.


Job Summary

Sr Field Engineering Specialists 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. Must be able to assist in construction, inspection, and maintenance of communication Equipment and Technology. 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.
  • Maintain, and notifies supervisor of low inventory stock supplies.
  • Clean, maintain, and stock vehicles and equipment to be prepared to perform required duties.
  • Facilitate the assembly and installation of network equipment, Telecommunications Power and battery systems, and any related items within the work order.
  • Craft custom or modifies pre-existing power, ground, and communications cables according to provided documentation or instruction. 
  • Install related cabling following company standards and/or instruction.
  • Inspect and tests existing ground or makes new ground according to the IEEE and/or National Electrical Code (NEC) in order to protect employees, customers, and equipment from electrical shock or damage.
  • Deliver material and inventory according to company standards and/or prior instruction from your direct supervisor.
  • Preventative maintenance of customer sites as directed in provided documentation or instruction.
  • Cleaning and general tidying of customer sites prior and following work performed on each visit.
  • Translate diagrams, installation manuals, floor plans and methods of procedure into a properly installed and working product.
  • Use a Windows PC to configure equipment using provided documentation via web or console interface.
  • Complete associated paperwork and/or reports within each required platform with each work order in a timely manner in order to ensure all details of the work are recorded.
  • Provide daily updates on work orders within and to all required platforms or individuals.
  • Provide constructive solutions to unique problems faced by the team on work orders and communicate these solutions.
  • Provide design and/or implementation knowledge and/or support for new or non-standard projects and new equipment to be submitted to the Supervisor and to be approved by the Manager.
  • May be asked to provide informal training to less experienced technicians/engineers on subjects they hold advanced knowledge or experience in.


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 manipulate connectors, fasteners, wire and use hand and power 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.
  • Ability to lift 50 lb.


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 Utilities

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as one team while maintaining an open mindset to optimize our performance. This team approach has helped Irby customers to succeed since our inception, and our investment in our people continues to translate into broader achievement – including a vast array of professional development and growth opportunities.


Irby Utilities is one of the nation’s largest utility distribution companies with over $2 Billion in annual sales and 900 associates across more than 45 branches. Our ability and readiness to innovate and collaborate across our industry has fueled our success, and our approach continues to be one of true partnership with our customers, vendors, and one another.


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.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution and consists of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors.


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