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Date: Dec 9, 2017

Location: Durango, CO, US, 81303

Company: Williams

Telecommunications Specialist III
ReqID: 92141
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Durango, Colorado 81303
Operating Area/Functional Area: Information Technology


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Technology allows us to monitor, manage and control operating pressures in our pipelines. It keeps us informed on the costs of our projects. Information Technology is about delivering innovative technical solutions anytime, anyplace and on any device. This enables our people to make the right decisions when and where they need. It is more than just being an information technology provider, it’s about delivering a way to achieve greatness better, faster and more efficiently.

Hear from our employees on why they chose a career at Williams:



Our organization is seeking a highly skilled Telecommunications Technician to be a part of our West Telecom Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for operating and maintaining an extensive and complex telecommunications network. This position will be based in the Durango, CO area. The person selected for this position will need to live or relocate to this vicinity.


 NOTE:  This position will require up to 100% daily travel with limited overnight obligations (25%) and includes the use of a company assigned vehicle. 



  • Provide technical services to support the daily operational control of a large complex voice and data telecommunications and LAN/WAN system.
  • Troubleshoot, operate, and maintain systems composed of microwave, fiber, two-way radios, leased circuits, cell modems, VSAT’s, SCADA radios, terminal servers, digital multiplexers, PBX/Call Managers, and alarm systems of various manufacturers (Alcatel, Aviat, NEC, Harris, New bridge, Nortel, MDS, SpectraCom, Telco, Cisco, DPS Telecom, etc.).
  • The primary responsibility of this position will be to provide reliable and efficient telecommunications services to the offices and field sites located in Southwestern Colorado, Western Utah and Farmington, NM.
  • This position will be responsible for installing, testing, and maintaining all telecom and network equipment located within their assigned area of responsibility. This person will also be expected to occasionally work outside of their primary area of responsibility to assist other techs, help with projects, and to provide support while other techs are unavailable or busy.
  • This position will be responsible for testing and maintaining on site DC power systems including batteries (12V, 24V, -48V), rectifiers, 15-25KW generators, transfer switches, fuse panels, solar panels and grounding.
  • This position requires after hour’s on-call response to equipment failures and emergencies with occasional unscheduled overtime.
  • Works closely with Telecommunications Engineers/Specialists to assure the reliable operations of the Company's Telecommunications assets.
  • Interfaces with SCADA, Gas Control, Network Services, local operations and other support groups and outside vendors as needed.



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to use computers and standard programs such as Windows, Outlook, MSWord, Visio, and Excel with requirement to learn other Windows and Non-Windows based programs
  • 6+ years of field experience in Telecommunications operations and maintenance
  • Must be highly motivated and eager to learn
  • Must be able to develop work schedules, possess excellent interpersonal skills and work with little or no supervision
  • Must be a team orientated individual, with the ability to work well with others
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Must be willing to travel using company provided vehicle. Overnight travel may occasionally be necessary.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must be available for 24 hour call out. Must be willing to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Must be experienced in trailering equipment such as SnoCats, portable generator sets, and/or other type of small machines. 
  • Must be able to walk, bend, crawl, work in extreme heat, extreme cold, high noise, and enclosed spaces, while climbing ladders, and lifting items that weigh more than 50 lbs.



  • Associate's or two-year technical school degree in electronics or military electronics training. Equivalent work experience will be considered.
  • Valid FCC or networking license or other telecommunication certificates or licenses.
  • Cisco training.
  • Experience maintaining telecommunications infrastructure for a pipeline company or other related business.


Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: N
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

Nearest Major Market: Durango
Nearest Secondary Market: Colorado

Job Segment: Telecommunications, Telecom, Cisco, Pipeline, Power Systems, Technology, Energy

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