UIC Alaska

Telecommunications Mechanic I

Location : Location
US-IL-Rock Island
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $31.29/Hr.
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Telecommunications Mechanic I:


Bowhead seeks a Telecommunications Mechanic at Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Illinois.



Essential functions will include: 

  • Repair and maintain OSP cable facilities including poles, underground services, and conduit.
  • Test and monitor confined space air quality per OSHA regulations.
  • Inspect, pump excess water, clean out debris, make minor repairs and maintain Maintenance Holes.
  • Maintain and repair/replace cable related defects.
  • Lift and load equipment and material that may weigh more than 50 pounds.
  • Assure dependable and uninterrupted operation of telephone communications by proactively identifying problems.
  • Identify problems by using electronic testing equipment.


  • Minimum of three years OSP/ISP cable maintenance experience.
  • Strong background in Telephony Outside Plant service to include copper and fiber optic cable installation, maintenance, and splicing; maintenance hole work (OSHA confined space familiarization); cable locating experience and experience in fault locating.
  • BICSI training or certification
  • Valid drivers license with clear record.
  • Active/recent U.S. government security clearance.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 10-20 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must currently hold a security clearance at the Secret level.  US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.




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