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Come join a team of passionate individuals at a non-profit serving Michigan’s public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare and other Michigan non-profit organizations for over 54 years!
You will report to the Outside Plant Manager and work under general supervision of more senior OSP staff to plan and conduct OSP assignments. In this role you will support outside plant operations, including maintenance, construction and ongoing quality assurance. You will provide support to senior engineering staff as well as with a variety of teams within Merit and outside teams including contractors, subcontractors and vendors.
The work is in diverse environments, both indoors and outdoors, to aid in solving problems and aid in implementing, maintaining, and expanding the outside plant infrastructure. You will primarily interface with the Merit Outside Plant (OSP) team, and will also support Technology Operations, and must be available 24x7 when On Call. You will also interact with the 24x7 Merit Support Center teams, in order to coordinate OSP activities, administrative requirements, material handling, etc. To be successful, you should have introductory outside plant engineering and construction technical skills; planning, organization, execution, and troubleshooting skills are a desired skill set. On call duties and overtime will be required periodically.
This position requires travel in support of the fiber network within Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
We are posting this position at the Intermediate level, but will consider filling it at the Associate level depending on the qualifications, experience, and education of the preferred candidates. (Your salary will be determined by your qualifications, experience, and education.)
We are committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, multiple dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, multiple early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at http://careers.umich.edu/benefits/
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee (with or without accommodations) to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Move items weighing up to 50 pounds as a regular part of duties.
Pack and move the equipment required for field work to and from the storage space, field workspace, and/or transportation vehicle(s).
On occasion may be required to move items 50-100 pounds or more. Team lifts are encouraged and employees should ask for a team lift with heavier tasks.
Assess and gather data from equipment and devices located in various environments, including those inside and outside buildings, located just below ground (such as hand-hole) or up to 20 feet from the ground, or located in areas that do not have easy vehicle access.
Employee must frequently work at computer station, answer telephone calls, emails, and/or other forms of customer/client communication.
Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions in addition to operating in a professional environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment.
Some local, state-wide, and occasional nation-wide travel in support of the fiber network within Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota is required.
The University of Michigan/Merit Network conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third-party administrator to conduct background checks in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for at least seven (7) calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
If you need assistance completing this application, please call (734) 615-2000, option 1
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 194381
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.