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Lab Engineer - Part-time

Posted: 05/02/2023

 Lab Engineer - Part-time


Great Plains Communications has an opening in Blair, NE for a part-time Lab Engineer who is detailed oriented and looking for a learning opportunity in the Network Engineering field.  

  • The individual will assist the Architecture teams in setting up, documenting, and testing Great Plains Communications networking solutions in our Blair, Nebraska Network Architecture Lab.  
  • The position will provide support to GPC engineers and technicians in other departments as needed by working to recreate problems and potential solutions in the Blair NE Network Architecture Lab.  
  • The position will create and maintain documentation and diagrams for GPC network Lab environment.  
  • The individual will manage tools used for maintaining and troubleshooting GPC network services in the GPC Lab.  
  • In addition, this position works with Network Architect in person and remotely to create lab topologies and testing scenarios. 

Skills/Knowledge:  Basic Ethernet, IP and Network skills, Basic Computer skills, and MS Office applications. able to lift 50lbs.

Ideal candidate will work 2 - 3 Days per week.

Competitive salary   EOE

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Great Plains Communications is one of the largest privately-owned telecommunications providers in the Midwest, serving nearly 200 communities throughout Nebraska and Indiana. Business and enterprise services range from traditional and cloud-based voice and data products to installation and support of strategic networks with fully scalable, managed Ethernet solutions. The company also takes pride in its progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of wholesale customers, including regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless and other providers utilizing superior custom engineering and custom-build strategies. In addition, the company serves residential customers with an impressive suite of services including high speed Internet, cable and streaming video, and local and long-distance telephone services. At the core of its service offering is an extensive 16,500+- mile, MEF certified regional fiber network reaching 11 states that is fully supported by a 24x7x365, Network Operations Center.

Founded in 1910 by E.C. Hunt as a Nebraska phone company, Great Plains Communications has evolved over the past century, keeping pace with technology and increasing bandwidth demands to become a leading regional network and fiber services provider.

The company is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska and is owned by Grain Management, LLC: a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the Communications sector.