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Buried Wire Technician

Atlanta , Georgia


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  • Full-Time: may include nights & weekends
  • $11-20+/hr, depending on experience

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Buried Wire Technician

Atlanta , Georgia

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Locates buried facilities near the route of "B" service wire using appropriate equipment.

2. Operates a vehicle with trailer.

3. Places buried service wires using a manually controlled gasoline/diesel powered tractor/trencher, plow, boring machine or manual tools.

4. Coordinates work activity with customers, other utilities, and government agencies.

5. Provides temporary repairs to low voltage buried utilities, sprinkler systems, and sewage field lines damaged while performing other duties.

6. Provides periodic maintenance and non-complex repairs to equipment used in performance of other responsibilities.

7. Lifts and moves objects weighing up to 120 pounds.

8. Excavates using a shovel.

9. Reads and interprets simple instructions.

10. Drives Company vehicles.

11. Follows established safety practices and procedures including the manufacture's specifications for operation or use of equipment.

Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications.

Study Guide(click the link below to open the study guide)
Background Check Information:

The following must be satisfactorily completed for title retention:
On-the-job and/or classroom training as required.

Other Requirements:
Satisfactory performance and attendance in present job.
Satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
Valid driver's license and the ability to drive vehicle manual shift in some assignments.

Successful candidates require the ability to:

Normally work Monday through Friday with overtime and weekend work as required. Tour length will be 8 hours.

Work outside in all kinds of weather and use various manually controlled machines or tools.

Lifts and moves objects weighing up to 120 pounds.

Previous operating experience with equipment is desirable.

Individuals holding this job title may be required to perform the above job duties with or without "reasonable accommodations."

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Applicant Experience

Here’s a step-by-step look at the Technician hiring process.

  • The process will take approximately 4 to 7 weeks, depending on location.
  • Be sure to check your email regularly and complete each step within the timeframe given.
  • You’ll need to complete and pass each assessment before moving on to the next step. If you don’t pass on your first attempt, you’ll be eligible to retake your assessments after 6 months.
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  • Prepare for 1st assessment

  • Complete 1st assessment

  • Complete 2nd assessment

  • Interview and on-site assessment

  • Conditional job offer

  • Drug screening and physical assessment

  • Congratulations and welcome to AT&T!

How to prepare for your

Our goal is to set you up for success at AT&T. That’s why we’re providing you with the information you need to prepare for the entire application process.

Preparing for the TMT-F III

The Technical/Mechanical Test-Field III (TMT-F III) will take 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete. This is a computerized adaptive test (CAT) which will tailor questions based on how you responded to previous questions. The three sections will test your ability to:

  • Follow work instructions to solve problems
  • Apply mechanical principles and physical laws to solve problems
  • Assess work orientation and provide customer service in a variety of situations

Make sure you read the questions carefully, think through your answers before responding, and be aware of your timing. For details about the TMT-F III, review our Study Guide: Technical/Mechanical Test-Field III (TMTF III)

Preparing for the PTI-R

The Premises Technician Inventory (PTI-R) assessment will measure your job-related attitudes, behaviors and experiences. It’ll take 15 minutes to complete, and there really are no right or wrong answers. Although your test files will be valid for 21 days, you should try to complete the assessment immediately. For details about the PTI-R, review our Study Guide: Premises Technician Inventory (PTI-R) East, Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, West

Preparing for the PTA/WTA

If your answers in the previous assessment indicate that you’re a good fit, in one to two weeks you’ll take part in a Realistic Job Preview (RJP) and have an interview with the Hiring Manager. The Hiring Manager will conduct the Premises Technician/Wire Technician Assessment (PTA/WTA). It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You’ll be contacted within two weeks with the results. For details about the PTA, review our Study Guide: Premises Technician Assessment (PTA)

Final assessments and PAE

This is the final step in the Technician hiring process. A background check will be conducted and you’ll need to complete a drug screen and PAE within 48 hours. The Physical Abilities Evaluation (PAE) will be performed by a medical professional to determine your ability to perform the physical requirements of the job. You’ll be contacted within one week with the results. For details about the PAE, review the appropriate Study Guide for your region: Physical Abilities Evaluation TIPS (PAE) Southwest and East or Physical Abilities Evaluation TIPS (PAE) Midwest, West and Southeast

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