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Tracking Code GRFAFB-22-0834-F
Job Code 22-0834
Posting Title Telecommunications Mechanic I
Post Date 5/27/2022
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Pay Rate $32.54
Travel No Travel Required
City Grand Forks
State ND
Country US

Bowhead seeks a Telecommunications Mechanic I to join our team at Grand Forks AFB, in North Dakota. The Telecommunications Mechanic will assist one or more technicians with Base Telephone Services (BTS). A successful candidate will be responsive and reliable, detail-oriented, have good judgment and excellent problem solving skills and be punctual.

The Telecommunications Mechanic I will be responsible for installing and de-installing equipment racks, cable trays, J-hooks, fire sleeves, patch panels, wire managers, 110 blocks, 66blocks, jacks, face plates, and other communication equipment. They also install, uninstall and remove all instruments, service lines, and LAN cabling associated with the job site area, including cat3, cat5, cat5e, cat6, and cat6a, multi-pair, and fiber optic, coax cabling, outside plant cabling, and outside plant infrastructure. The Telecommunications Mechanic may perform specialized machine duties, or test telephone switch parts as assigned and will be required to lift up to 60 pounds, lift and climb ladders and work in confined spaces.
Requirements In accordance with Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.

• A High School Diploma or equivalent is required at a minimum in addition to at least one (1) year experience in the telephone operation trade is preferred.
• Must have a Valid state issued Driver's License and the ability to successfully pass a UIC Driver's Check.
• Prior skills in maintenance trades, preferably in telephone system operations, is required.
• Knowledge/awareness of safety issues and ability to perform duties in strict compliance with OSHA rules.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in English (written, oral and/or diagram form).
• Good judgment and problem-solving skills and possess the ability to work productively with other staff in the workplace.
• Must possess a strong desire to provide excellent customer service solutions and interact with coworkers and clients in a courteous and professional manner.
• Basic level skills in Microsoft Office software suite - Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Physical Demands:
• Must be able to lift up to 60 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 be able to obtain a security clearance at the Public Trust level (NACI). US Citizenship is a requirement for Public Trust clearance at this location.

Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC’s Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant’s resume/application may be subject to verification.

Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.

UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

All candidates must apply online at, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (

UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Springfield, VA, we are a fast-growing, multi-million-dollar corporation recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting. Bowhead offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans as well as a paid time off programs for eligible full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans and state or contract required paid time off programs.

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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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