Data Technician Job Description

Data Technician Job Description

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Data technician provides proficiency in electronic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes, power sources, and hand-hold meters.

Data Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Uses laptop computer to option electronic systems and applications, and to test and install individual services
Utilizes various testing devices such as frequency and data signal generators, transmission measuring sets, volt-ohm-meters, software programs, while installing and maintaining equipment, services and applications
Operational support for LAN/WAN related network incidents
Utilize local PC database programs as necessary to support day-to-day activities such as providing status, preparing reports, obtaining routing information and retrieving service orders (PLSO)
When assigned to Central Provisioning, interact with engineering and provisioning site techs to ensure timely installation of new services
Configure, Administer and Support the Data Transmission Flows
Perform maintenance to existing workflows and setups of new work flows based on requirements received through the Data Transmission Request (DTR) system
Work with other IT groups to facilitate setup/maintenance of transmissions work flows through use of the Change Management System (CMS)
Participate in design sessions with IT and Business staff to assist with design of work flows and creation of DTRs
Assist in the enforcement of transmission data security

Data Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Data Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCNA, ITIL, ER, IBM, HP, JNCIA, CCNP, JNCIS, SSH, SSL

Education for Data Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the data technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Technical, Military, Associates, Telecommunications, Education, Math, Science, Information Systems, Engineering

Skills for Data Technician

Desired skills for data technician include:

Comparable testing equipment
965 DSP
HST 3000
Hand tools
Power tools
Transmission measuring sets
Volt-ohm meter

Desired experience for data technician includes:

Perform daily verification tasks to ensure that all files have been successfully transmitted
Address Tier 2 support requests and issues received through the Trouble Ticket system
Ability to troubleshoot problems that may arise with the data transmissions workflows, getting to the root cause to facilitate solving the problems in a timely manner
Assist in the planning, customization and maintenance of the transmissions software
Proficient with TSO/ISPF (IBM Mainframe)
Understanding of how transactions are transmitted through wire protocol using TCP/IP, FTP

Data Technician Examples


Data Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a data technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for data technician
  • Ensuring the property, both internally and externally, is secure and properly protected for tenants and clients
  • Ensuring building and data centre security access cards are properly maintained, distributed and used
  • Providing effective surveillance monitoring of both base building and data centre areas
  • Apply knowledge of computer system principles, automated data processing functions, and metadata structures to develop solutions to user requirements
  • Analyze user requests and translate them into data field normalization and Bates numbering specifications
  • Load documents and data into litigation support software repositories
  • Troubleshoot data loading problems and handle exception documents
  • Decompress and extract documents from compound files
  • Convert native files into endorsed TIFF images using government approved tools
  • Follow data loading standards and workflow documentation
Qualifications for data technician
  • Experience with platform operating system scripting languages (MS-DOS, AIX)
  • Experience with IBM/Sterling File Gateway
  • Experience with UNIX Scripting and UNIX VI Editor
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite products (Word, Excel)
  • This position also has a physical component requiring the ability to lift & rack equipment up to 40lbs
  • Has recent experience with Data Center Layouts

Data Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a data technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for data technician
  • Process and cleanse large amounts of data for bulk import to in-house software applications
  • Provide accurate time estimates
  • Contribute and organise blog entries
  • Monitor local security feeds and access control logs
  • Issue security badges in compliance with local access control procedures
  • Provide notifications and updates to internal operational teams and/or clients
  • Follows up with clinical staff to get missing or additional information to successfully submit complete data
  • Installs tests and maintains private and switched services, and applications for individual residential and business customers
  • Successfully options/configures customer’s computer hardware and software, installs modems and telephone filters and applications to complete DSL and VDSL services
  • Conducts tests associated with the installation and repair of individual circuits
Qualifications for data technician
  • CAT5/6 installations and punch down
  • Fiber terminations and cleaning
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in Information Technology or Business
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (specifically Excel and Access)
  • Employee Benefits industry knowledge preferred
  • Basic/intermediate verbal and written communication skills

Data Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of data technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for data technician
  • Performs pre-survey to determine availability of equipment and facilities, to pretest circuits to ensure that conditioning requirements are met, and to review with customer work specified in the work order and the possibilities of utilizing existing facilities for upgrading/customizing services
  • When installing or repairing telephone services, connects equipment to inside cable and makes cross connections by connecting color coded wires
  • Must pump water and/or clean debris from utility hole
  • Performs trouble isolation of transport customer and company communications components, cable and infrastructure form the customer’ s premise up to and including the central office/loop runner equipment
  • Runs cross-connects, check batteries to alarms and repairs equipment in SLC/HUT locations
  • Installs, performs routine maintenance, analyzes defects, tests, adjusts, repairs and provide timely customer service
  • Must be willing to work POTS/HSI if required by workload
  • Installs, maintains/repairs, and tests residential/small business telecommunication service, both POTS and DSL on copper and/or fiber optic cable in an aerial, or buried environment
  • Reviews, analyzes, updates and interprets work orders, circuit diagrams, word documents, schematic drawings, engineering work prints, OPS (outside plant ) maps, equipment drawings, company records, technical manuals and other source documents to obtain specifications for installation and trouble isolation purposes
  • Receives service orders, worksheets (detailed diagrams describing nature and location of equipment to be installed or repaired) and repair tickets, and performs specified work
Qualifications for data technician
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, manage difficult situations professionally, and respond to client needs promptly
  • Ability to develop and foster successful business relationships by phone and in person
  • Power (UPS, battery string)
  • 2 years experience in data loading and litigation support
  • Skills and experience with Concordance, Recommind Axcelerate, or similar tools or applications
  • Typically requires high school diploma or equivalent, and four to five years of related (programming) experience

Data Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of data technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for data technician
  • Works with basic to advanced electronics
  • Performs turn-up, acceptance, installation and provisioning of DS0, DS1 and DS3 (or higher level) transmission services in the Designed Services environment including E911 services
  • Works directly with customers to insure that services and applications are working properly and are in conformance to specifications
  • Handles contacts with customers via telephone or on the premises
  • Discusses service and equipment with customer
  • Install or repair circuits, connects equipment to inside cable and makes cross connection in remote terminals, cross boxes and at the customer premise
  • Conducts tests associated with the installation, repair, turn-up of designed circuits that include ISDN, DS0 – analog and digital, DS1, DS3 and optical circuits
  • Performs test, turn-up, and repair of pair gain flex systems on both SLC and DLC at RT and CO locations
  • Resolves customer issues and problems
  • Locates, splice, repairs and rearranges cable and cable conductors in building and aerial or buried plant
Qualifications for data technician
  • Minimum two years technical knowledge of IP Networks, Call Routing and IP based networks in a WAN/LAN environment required
  • Minimum one year technical knowledge of of the following programming languages, , Unix, HP OpenView, Network Node Manager, Tandem and Prognosis preferred
  • Matric /Grade 12 or O and A Levels is a prerequisite
  • CDCP or Higher advantageous
  • Wiremans and/or electrical certification advantageous
  • Must have reliable own transport - Prerequisite

Data Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a data technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for data technician
  • Uses WFA and Word documents
  • Reads engineering prints and diagrams
  • Interfaces with other work groups to ensure that committed service test dates and times are met, and to test the integrity of service prior to customer release
  • Creates and generates monthly reports as requested by management and staff
  • Processes all variances generated by the department
  • Performs installation and repair of POTS, HSI, GPON, IP Connect and Ethernet services
  • Performs test, turn-up, and repair of Pair Gain and Optical systems
  • Uses WFA and TIRKS to read Word documents
  • Develops and maintains RDF and OWL ontologies for natural language processing, systems interoperability and user interfaces
  • Directs and participates in evaluation of NLP systems
Qualifications for data technician
  • Must be willing to travel between all IS IDC locations
  • Associate's degree in computer science, management information systems, electrical or electronic engineering or a related field is preferred
  • Work shifts are determined by seniority and may include pager duty, weekends, and late or overnight shifts
  • Experience in using a body belt and safety straps
  • Requires state drivers license and current satisfactory driving record
  • Installing and repairing design services products such as DS0/DS1

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