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Communications Technician

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionSALARY$51.00POSITION SUMMARYTests, repairs and adjusts electronic communication equipment used by the Authority. Provides technical support at the CTA's Control Center and supporting field locations for technology systems including but not limited to radio, telephone, public address, video, real-time bus and train systems, IP-based systems, and supporting infrastructure.QualificationsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Tests, repairs, and adjusts electronic communication and computer equipment.
  • Assists in developing test procedures and communication equipment modifications.
  • Coordinates the activities of employees assigned to maintain, test, adjust, and repair the Authority's electronic communications facilities.
  • Assembles, wires, and solders custom communication equipment.
  • Installs and removes electronic communication equipment in the Authority's vehicles and facilities. Detects and adjusts flaws in broadcast transmissions.
  • Maintains proper records of all repairs and modifications performed on the Authority's communications equipment.
  • Monitors the Authority's radio frequencies to ensure that transmissions are in compliance with F.C.C. regulations.
  • Performs support for the maintenance of the CTA CCTV system.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESReporting to this position are the following jobs:Job TitleCHALLENGESEDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • Must have formal training or working knowledge of analog, digital, and IP-based communications systems including telephone systems, public address systems, digital signage systems, camera systems, and uninterruptible power systems.
    • Must have formal training or working knowledge of analog, digital, and IP-based radio systems
    • Required to possess and maintain a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to operate an Authority or personal vehicle.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
      • Required to lift, carry and maneuver materials weighing up to 75 pounds.
      • Required to have good or corrected vision and hearing and be able to distinguish colors.
      • Must be physically fit in order to climb ladders, stairs, poles, walk elevated structures, right-of-ways, subways, enter manholes and walk underground tunnels or pass ways.
      • Must be able to work in confined spaces in a standing, kneeling or bending positions for extended amount of time.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
        • Advanced knowledge of the operation of the Authority's electronic communication equipment.
        • Working knowledge of F.C.C. regulations governing the use of transportation two-way radios and other communications equipment used by the Authority.
        • Advanced knowledge of the procedures and technical methods utilized in the testing, repair and adjustment of radio and other electronic communications equipment.
        • Ability to effectively coordinate the activities of employees assigned the maintenance of communications equipment.
        • Ability to write and express oneself in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner.
        • Ability to maintain good working relationships with various levels of Authority personnel.
        • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, wiring diagrams and schematic drawings.WORKING CONDITIONS
          • Required to submit to and pass drug and alcohol testing as mandated by the Federal Transportation Administration.
          • Exposed to dirt, loud noise, various light and weather conditions.
          • Works in close proximity to energized third rail (600 VDC), moving trains and vehicular street traffic.
          • Subject to call out anytime of day or night, especially in emergency situations.
          • Required to work from a ladder, bucket truck or other lift type equipment.
          • Required to climb ladders, stairs, and poles, walk elevated structures, right-of-ways, subways, enter manholes and walk underground tunnels or pass ways.EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED
            • Bucket truck and related equipment. Additional DetailsEmployees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts.Rate to be determined by applicant's entered service date and service date in union jurisdiction of this classification.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.TO BE CONSIDERED APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY INCLUDING:
              • QUALIFICATIONS
                INFORMATION PROVIDED MUST BE ACCURATE AND TRUTHFUL. Failure to respond to correspondences during the hiring process in a timely fashion may result in your application being closed out for non-responsiveness. CTA Benefits

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Communications Technician, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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