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Equipment Engineer III

Equipment Engineer III| Network | Bridgeville, PA, USA

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Verizon Wireless is in need of an Equipment Engineer to support the rapid demand and deployment of Small Cell solutions and AWS into the existing wireless network. The candidate must have the right mix of experience, work ethics, professionalism and motivation. The projects are fast pace and demand an engineer that can work seamlessly across functional boundaries. The candidate will perform a wide range of tasks while working on the design, implementation and integration of Small Cells.  

  • The Equipment Engineer is responsible for engineering, material procurement, and installation of cell growth projects.
  • This position requires the individual to manage time schedules, technology and capital to meet network growth needs on time and within budget. 
  • Must ensure compliance with all Verizon Wireless standards and practices. Must provide complete equipment specifications for Network projects as defined by network deployment plans. Engineering plan should cover cell hardware, transmission equipment, power equipment, batteries, cables, floor space planning, HVAC, and miscellaneous hardware. 
  • Efficiently manage the budget as it relates to equipment purchasing. This includes processing orders and invoices in a timely manner.   
  • Analyze work orders and coordinate with equipment vendors (Motorola, ALU, Ericsson) , facilities engineering and RF engineering groups to assure that equipment is configured to meet network requirements.
  • Design, specify, and document special equipment configurations when required by site-specific construction situations. 
  • Work closely with all engineering groups in the Network team including RF Design, Traffic, Real Estate, Construction, Operations, and System Performance. 
  • Effectively manage vendors and consultants. Work with vendors to obtain quotes, negotiate pricing, and ensure their products and services meet Verizon Wireless’ requirements. 
  • Manage outside vendors and contractors to effectively meet shipping and installation commitments. 
  • Request authorization for funds, write purchase orders, and manage procurement activities using PeopleSoft Purchasing system. 
  • Must ensure individual and departmental compliance with company procurement, environmental and equipment installation policies. 

  • Associates Degree Required, Bachelor’s degree Preferred
  • 3-5 years of telecommunication experience in equipment engineering. 
  • Detailed knowledge of cell RF, electrical and mechanical design, including equipment configuration, TELCO interface, DC power systems, lightning protection and grounding and is required to work within assigned budget and report routinely.
  • Experience with deployment of Small Cell applications include various pole attachment methods Preferred
  • Excellent team, project management and communications skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative, and be able to work independently.
  • Must be highly productive and detail oriented.
  • Knowledge of databases, Microsoft Office applications, web based application, and software tool packages.
  • Valid Driver’s license required

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Job ID: 337059