Senior Network Infrastructure Technician

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 330100 - Information Tech Infrastructure
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Leads the process of installation, termination, certification, and troubleshooting of network fiber optic and copper (cat6) structured cabling systems.  This includes using test equipment to certify fiber and cat6 copper cable are within industry standards and assisting with cable locates to mark and document fiber optic network.

  2. Completes fiber optic and copper (cat6) industry recognized training certification.
  3. Leads the process of installation and maintenance of campus telephone system.  This includes installing/troubleshooting campus phone equipment and installing/terminating telephone copper cable both intra-building house cable and outside plant.
  4. Leads the process of installation and maintenance of campus wireless network.  This includes installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of Wireless Access Points.  Also includes use of WIFI diagnostic software such as AIRMAGNET.
  5. Leads the process of installation and maintenance of campus card access control system.  This includes card reader installation and maintenance, low voltage power supplies and control cables, and electrified door hardware and control components.  This also includes assisting in interfacing card access system with building controls such as fire/burglar alarms.
  6. Performs network switch installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  7. Develops documentation of campus IT infrastructure including use of underground cable location equipment for 811 OSP utility locates and use of GPS to fix location of outside plant assets.  Also includes use of CAD applications to document network assets inside and outside buildings and use of online database applications to network assets.
  8. Provides ongoing customer service through the use of online work order system to review and update tickets per established procedure.
  9. Stays informed with current industry trends and changes in technology.
  10. Performs duties and assignments with minimal supervision.


Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in a technology related field

Five years of experience working in a structured IT network infrastructure environment or other appropriate low voltage infrastructure systems environment.

A valid driver's license is also a requirement of this position.

Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of Windows OS based computer systems and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent word processing/spreadsheet applications.
  • Working knowledge of termination and testing/certification of cat6 cable.
  • Working knowledge of cat6 cable testers such as Fluke DTX familiy of testers.
  • Industry/vendor recognized certification and/or training in installation and termination of cat6 copper cable.
  • Working knowledge of termination and testing/certification of fiber optic cable.
  • Working knowledge of fiber testing equipment including OTDR and/or Light Source/Power Meter.
  • Industry/vendor recognized certification and/or training in installation and termination of fiber optic cable.
  • Experience with interpreting construction drawings related to installation of low voltage network infrastructure.
  • General knowledge of TCP/IP.
  • Working knowledge of ticket system to review, update, and resolve work tickets.
  • Working knowledge of installation and maintenance of card access control systems, wireless networks, and telephone systems.
  • Working knowledge and use of in-ground cable location equipment including interpretation of locate results.
  • Structured low voltage network infrastructure systems design experience.
  • Structured low voltage network infrastructure systems design experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or other CAD products.
  • BICSI related professional certifications.
  • Working knowledge of VOIP phone systems.


Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

  • May require occasional work on nights, weekends and hours outside of the regular 8-5 workday.
  • Requires ability to lift and transport heavy equipment between job site and technical service area.
  • Work around high voltage equipment.
  • Occasional exposure to cleaning solutions, glues, dust, and airborne particles.
  • Occasionally work in environments with excessive noise, heat, and cold.
  • Perform tasks while on ladders.
  • Perform tasks in ceiling and subfloor crawl spaces.


Instructions for Applying:

All applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, current resume, and the complete contact information for at least three professional references. We will accept applications only from persons with indefinite employment authorization in the U.S., and will not sponsor for non-immigrant or immigrant status for this position.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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