Engineering Technician II / Resident – CNS | Cooperative Network Services

Engineering Technician II / Resident


The Engineering Technician II / Resident will have on-site engineering responsibility and will perform construction inspection and other engineering related services in support of outside plant construction projects.


This is more than a job. You’ll be managing projects that connect hundreds of rural homes each year with fiber-optic broadband services so rural residents can live better lives.


  • Primary on-site representative; provide direction to and respond to questions from Inspectors
  • Perform on-site inspection and construction observation to ensure conformance with project specifications.
  • Monitor and report on construction progress.
  • Record as-built construction details.
  • Review contractor invoicing.
  • Create project staking sheets in either hand drawn or digital format.
  • Layout and review plant maps and plant assignments.
  • Preparation of utility permits, contract documents, tabulation of construction units, and project estimates.
  • Frequent communication with contractor personnel, CNS team members, and clients.
  • Receives overall supervision from the Project Manager, and at times project supervision from Engineering Services Manager.
  • All other duties as assigned.*

High school diploma or equivalent; technical degree or the equivalent in work experience preferred.  Basic computer skills (Word, Excel, email).  Knowledge of telecommunications cable plant terminology, RUS procedures / specifications, and understanding of construction methods.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a necessity to successful performance in this position.  Valid driver’s license and excellent driving history required.  Ability to travel 80% or more to on-site project locations.


  • Seeing: Must be able to read computer screen and various reports. 100% of time.
  • Hearing: Must be able to hear to communicate with employees, clients and industry contacts.  100% of time.
  • Standing/Walking: Must be able to physically operate a vehicle for travel purposes or have alternate transportation available.  100% of time.
  • Grasping and Feeling: Must be able to write, type and use phone system.  100% of time.
  • Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Lifting, Pulling and Pushing. 75% of time.

General office environment, construction project job site, and frequent travel in all types of weather conditions required.