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Osmose Utilities Services OSP Technician in Des Moines, Iowa

About Osmose

With 85 years of experience, Osmose proudly serves the electric utility and telecommunications industries across the U.S., helping enable the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable electricity and communications services to millions of customers nationwide. We are the industry leader in wood and steel structure condition assessment, life-extension and rehabilitation services. Our mission is to accurately inspect and mitigate aging infrastructure in a planned, programmatic manner that minimizes owner costs while maximizing benefits.

Headquartered in Peachtree City, Georgia, with satellite offices in Atlanta, Buffalo-Depew, Syracuse, Boston-Westborough and Secaucus, NJ, the Osmose footprint extends throughout the country. Our employees are inspired to perform each and every day by our core values of integrity, customer focus, safety, respect, excellence, flexibility, efficiency and ownership. Our staff and field personnel represent some of the most tenured, well trained, and innovative professionals in the industry.

Osmose is currently seeking a OSP Technician to visit sites in the field to review single poles or lines of poles for new communication attachments. Poles needing make ready, replacement or other modifications will need to be documented and entered into the power company’s data base to set up the necessary work orders. The work week will be split between field and office time, and will require regular interaction with other employees at the power company.

Starting pay at $20/hour plus a $5/hour conditional bonus. There is also opportunity for OT.

Responsibilities

  • Collect data at a high level of accuracy utilizing a variety of electronic equipment.

  • Perform detailed review of current pole attachments and recommend make ready needs to ensure proposed attachments have a NESC compliant design to attach.

  • Submit all required administrative paperwork and data in SAP and other desktop programs and electronically submit a payroll at the end of each week.

  • Maintain positive relations with Osmose coworkers and customer contacts and the public. Work professionally in the field as a representative of Osmose and its customers.

  • Interface and communicate effectively as needed with Operations, Engineering and Project Management teams.

    Qualifications

  • Previous Make Ready experience working with new fiber and broadband attachments, clearance calculations and pole construction

  • Knowledge of pole design including NESC requirements (preferred)

  • Basic proficiency with computers included Microsoft Office and other data based platforms

  • Ability to follow processes, specifications and guidelines in a quality focused environment

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow maps

  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. A MVR check will be required, as well as certain insurance levels on the vehicle

  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral

  • Present a professional appearance and attitude

  • Demonstrated high work standards with a quality orientation

  • High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree or background preferred

    Benefits

Come grow with us! Full-time employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical Insurance and Health Savings Account with company contribution

  • Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD, Critical Illness Plan and more!

  • 401(k) with excellent company match

  • Paid time off

Osmose is an Equal Opportunity employer. EOE M/F/Disabled/Vet

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