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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 2/28/2017

Newberry Group, Inc. Saint Louis, MO

Saint Louis, MO
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Newberry Group is looking for a talented Data Center Technician with an active TS/SCI clearance for our client at DISA in St. Louis. The candidate must know how to install, test, modify and terminate fiber/coax/Cat 5 within IBX; and install servers, drives, switches, routers, ladder racks, cages and cabinets. Work with the customer equipment, determine work priorities/manage order commitments; conduct advanced testing; installs custom ladder racking. Perform custom installations; perform advanced troubleshooting/advanced fiber terminations; design/lead cage builds; troubleshoot security systems and customer equipment.

Job Details

Runs fiber and coax cross connects, and follows proper termination techniques per company established processes, procedures and policies.
Installs ladder racks and fiber raceways.
Builds/Installs cages.
Escalates SRs that require additional information.
Conducts carrier circuit testing.
Performs intra-cage and infrastructure installations.
Installs/Tests/Modifies Cross Connects and ensures proper dressing of the following: coax cross connects (repeater), fiber cross connects (Unicam termination), twisted pair copper cross connects, intra-building cross connects, 66 block/110 block terminations.
Racks and stacks customer equipment.
Maintains detailed written records of all work activity.
Determines work priorities from the Oracle queue and ensures adherence to all commit times.
Installs and tests advanced cross connect circuits (switched, multiplexed, etc.).
Installs and test IBXLink cross connects (T1, DS3, OC3-48, Eth, GigE, 10Gig).
Conducts carrier circuit maintenance.
Installs intra-cage fiber tray, ladder rack, customer equipment and cabinets. Infrastructure installs to include the following: Whalebone cable management, Public Fiber tray systems, Carrier ladder rack, AC/DC power trays, Security trays, Cash Mesh.
Troubleshoots switched / multiplexed / media converted circuits; escalates to, and works with Networking Group, as needed.
Installs circuits requiring advanced fiber terminations.
Works with customers to troubleshoot issues.
May perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Active TS/SCI Clearance
Active Security + or ability to obtain within 120 days of start
Knowledge of cabling standards.
Able to read installation drawings (Visio drawings/spreadsheets).
General knowledge of safe working practices (e.g., familiar with proper tool safety, eye protection, ladder safety, etc.)
Basic understanding of Unix / Windows booting process and commands.
Basic understanding of Cisco routing theory and commands.
Troubleshoots switched / multiplexed / Media converted cross connects and intra-building cross connects.
Experienced with troubleshooting all circuits with carriers.
Understands System Command Language (Unix, Cisco, Windows).
Able to lift heavy equipment/items.
Able to perform all essential job functions, including walking, standing, bending, stooping, climbing, lifting and manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Able to work days/nights/weekends/holidays, if needed and/or required.

Education / Certifications / Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent.
3-6 years of related work experience.
TS/SCI, Comp TIA Security+or ability to obtain within 120 days of hire.
Proficient in MS Office.

The Newberry Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – EEO/AA/Disability/Veterans