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Telecom Electrician Apprentice 


Must have and maintain a valid Florida Driver’s License with a good driving record.
Must be able to respond to Emergency and scheduled overtime.


Must successfully pass a physical worker exam and Ishihara Color Vision test.  
Must be able to accurately distinguish all fiber optic and copper cable colors.
Must be able to lift 50 pounds or more.  


Must demonstrate the ability to work in confined spaces, perform basic aerial bucket work activity, and be able to correctly identify all fiber optic cable colors, when tested.  


SUMMARY OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is an IBEW craft position responsible for performing tasks associated with Telecommunications systems required to support the successful operation of the Tampa Electric Company and TECO Energy communications networks.

•    Operate Bucket Truck
•    Properly terminate communications cables.
•    Read and understand communications circuit diagrams.
•    Set voice and data channels on channel banks.
•    Patch cable pairs per circuit drawings
•    Install, test, and repair Fiber Optic Cable, to include fusion splicing
•    Assist technicians on maintenance and installation of all systems.
•    Attend and receive any required training or certifications.
•    Perform other duties as assigned by manager or supervisor.


This position (Telecommunications Electrician Apprentice (TEA) is the starting job for the Telecommunications Department Progression (e.g., TEA, TEI and TEII); new applicants entering this classification will be required to meet the training and technical job-related requirements to advance through the progression.  Applicants must successfully pass the required skills test (up or out) in order to remain in their classification.


Degree must be from an institution accredited by the Commissions on Colleges
A 2-year AS/AA degree in Electronics or Electronics Engineering/Technology from a regionally accredited institution, or

A valid high school diploma or valid GED and a 2-year trade school certification in electronics obtained within the last 6 years, or

In lieu of trade school certification, US Armed Forces Electronics training obtained within the last 6 years, or work experience as described below.


Must have two-year trade school certification in electronics within the last 4 years (or other education as listed above).
Have worked full-time as a telecommunications technician 3 of the previous 6 years.
In lieu of trade school certification, U.S. Armed Forces Electronics training (curriculum will be reviewed) is acceptable if obtained within the last 4 years.
Must successfully complete a realistic job preview consisting of general scope of work orientation, demonstrate the ability to work in confined spaces, perform basic aerial bucket work activity, and be able to match all fiber optic cable colors.
•    Safely use truck-mounted booms and enter areas such as manholes and cable vaults to install, maintain, or inspect equipment.
•    Upon successful completion of the realistic job preview and matching all fiber optic cable colors, candidate must score 100% on the Ishihara color test that includes a series of color plates.
•    Must achieve 70% or higher on the Operations Test Battery (OTB).


Experience in maintaining electronics equipment is desirable.
Training, certification, and experience in the following areas preferred:  Basic Networking, Carrier Ethernet, Multiprotocol Label Switching – Transport Profile (MPLS-TP), and Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems provisioning and maintenance.
Residence within 45 minutes of 78th Street location (ESA) is highly desired.



TECO offers a competitive Benefits package!!






Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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