Telecom Technician Job at Astound Broadband, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Astound Broadband
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

Job Description

Astound Broadband, the sixth-largest telecommunications provider in the United States, is a leading supplier of cutting-edge technology and communications services—and applicants like you make it all possible. To develop your career, we provide one-on-one training and coaching, a supportive work environment and the opportunity to represent a superior telecommunications company. 

Additionally, we offer a robust benefits package, including rewards, recognition and employee discounts to ensure your continued success.   With us, you’ll stay empowered to do your best work by creating astounding possibilities for local communities and beyond. 


Astound Broadband is currently searching for a Construction Manager in our San Luis Obispo, CA office, playing a vital role ensuring quality and timely deliverables of our services building fiber to our customers.

  The primary position responsibilities will include, but are not limited to :

  • Driving Accountable for the capital budgets and schedules associated with construction projects, along with the safety and quality of work performed.
  • Identify fiber routes, building entry, and internal routing requirements necessary to complete the project.
  • Plant Protection (This position plays a vital role in ensuring security and protection of our middle mile infrastructure)
  • Delegate permitting to permitting team or third-party engineering vendor(s).
  • Assess both engineering and construction project costing using contractor matrix and issue work to contractors using RT.
  • Issue work orders to internal and external resources while following established company processes and procedures.
  • Accurately update costing in financial systems to reflect current costs and to compare and evaluate versus approved budgets.
  • Develop, coordinate and execute project schedules with contractors, property management, customers, vendors, internal stakeholders, municipalities and government agencies.
  • Inspect active construction projects to ensure that we are following company, municipality or government agency guidelines, and any other relevant guidelines related to the installation of Wave infrastructure.
  • Complete post construction plant walk-out including as-builts necessary to fulfill company standards, utility and local government requirements.
  • Coordinate and participate in various internal meeting/conference calls including Kick-off Meetings, Sales Meetings, Weekly Team meetings and Customer Conference Calls to ensure communication and alignment of initiatives, information sharing and implementation of best practices.
  • Provide training and support for Fiber Construction Lead I–III.
  • Serve as a market neutral SME on fiber construction solutions and best practices.
  • Identify permitting authorities based on proposed routes including; municipalities, government entities, utility owners and any other agencies who have authority over the right-of-way in which we are proposing to construct.
  • Complete necessary permit applications and request checks as needed to fulfill permit requirements.
  • Visit permitting authorities to turn in applications, pick up permits, obtain status, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Our ideal candidate will possess :

  • 10+ years of construction management experience.
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects; amounts of projects, sizes, complexity, budget value, duration, etc. will increase with each level for Fiber Construction Lead I through Manager, Fiber Construction.
  • Expert understanding of proper safety construction practices; competent person training certification preferred.
  • Expert understanding of fiber route planning and engineering for building entry and network expansion projects.
  • Expert understanding of the permitting process for railroad, DOT, cities, counties and pole owners.
  • Expert understanding of fiber splicing and installation practices.
  • Expert understanding of network topology.
  • Expert knowledge of fiber optic principles and methodology.
  • Expert understanding of GIS.
  • Ability to build and establish effective relationships with municipalities, government agencies, property management, vendors, etc.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills required.
  • Ability to track and analyze data against project forecasts.
  • Strong critical-thinking, attention to detail and time management skills are required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment without supervision.
  • Ability to provide training and support for Construction Lead I–III.
  • Ability to live within 30 miles, or maximum of 1-hour commute during regular commuting hours from the assigned territory. Territories are defined by management and can be altered at any time.
  • Valid driver’s license and auto insurance with a satisfactory driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent.




High School Diploma or equivalency 


We're Proud to Offer a Comprehensive Benefits Package Including:

  • 401k retirement plan, with employer match
  • Insurance options including: medical, dental, vision, life and STD insurance
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation: Starting at 80 hours per year, and increases based on tenure with the organization
  • Floating Holiday: 40 hours per year
  • Paid Holidays: 7 days per year
  • Paid Sick Leave: Astound allows a number of paid sick hours per calendar year and varies based on state and/or local laws
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee discount program

* Benefits listed above are for regular full-time positions


The base salary range in California for this position is $75,000.00 - $125,000.00, plus opportunities for bonus, benefits and commission, if applicable. The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities. It is specific to California and may not be applicable to other locations.

Our Mission Statement:

* Take care of our customers

* Take care of each other

* Do what we say we are going to do

* Have fun

Diverse Workforce / EEO :

Astound Broadband is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are dedicated to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued, respected and empowered. Discrimination of any kind has no place here. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We strive to create a culture that celebrates our differences and promotes fairness and inclusivity in all aspects of our business. 

CCPA Employee Privacy Policy (For California Candidates Only):

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, For contractors, Local area,

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