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Optical Fiber Technology Rotational Development Program

At MetroNet, we pride ourselves on providing cutting-edge technology combined with outstanding customer care. We are a fast-growing telecommunication company, offering 100% fiber-optic technology. MetroNet specializes in fiber to the premise TV, voice and internet services that provide our customers with some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. Recognized for being one of the Best Places to Work in 2020 by Glassdoor. We are committed to revolutionizing the industry by enhancing the overall customer experience and optimizing the talent of our valued associates.
We’re looking for tech-savvy, innovative thinkers to join our team and help us create what’s next!
MetroNet will be starting its spring of 2020 rotational training cycle! We are looking for recent graduates in Business and/or Project Management with construction experience. This is a 2 year training program to develop a rotational student to becoming a Projects Controls Manager in one of our major markets. The rotations will be in OSP Design, Permitting and a city build project as an OSP Engineer I and job shadowing an existing Project Controls Manager. The first two rotations will be located in Evansville, IN. The 3rd rotation will be out in the field in one of our major markets. This is a great way to quickly gain valuable personal experience that might otherwise take years to obtain.
The rotations will provide experience designing fiber optic cable networks, working with utility owners and permitting agencies to obtain approval to install our cables, working in the field to inspect, observe and provide direction to actual construction crews while learning to plan their work and solve problems encountered while constructing fiber optic cable networks. There will also be a rotation where the participant is involved with the business aspects of major construction projects. This may involve contract management, invoice review and approval, materials acquisition, warehouse management, progress reporting, cost reporting and analysis of all aspects of the project. The program is planned to take 24 months to complete all of the rotations
The position is called one of the below names depending on your area of study.
  • Rotational Engineer
  • Rotational Project Manager
  • Rotational Business Analyst
What is in it for you?
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • 80% of Medical premiums paid for by company
  • Company paid Disability and Life insurance
  • 401(k) company match and 100% vested from the day you are eligible to begin contributing to the plan.
  • Discounted MetroNet service in our service area
  • Travel Expenses while on rotation in areas that are not your home.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Vice President of Construction and Maintenance and to local managers assigned to supervise each rotation. The Rotational Associate will learn and participate in the day to day responsibilities in the rotational area assigned. The Rotational Associate will quickly move from an entry level, trainee in each of the defined rotations to a fully engaged contributor in each organization with an ability to work semi-independently.
Goals of the Program:
Work closely with other departments to coordinate work schedules and completion dates.
  • Produce quality results in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Represent MetroNet professionally to satisfy immediate customer needs and to foster return business.
  • Respond clearly and effectively to spoken requests over the phone or in person, and to verbal or written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
  • Maintain regular, consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance according to company policies.
  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance of the role and those of the project team.
  • Adhere to company policies, regulations, procedures, and principles.
What you will be doing:
  • Complete an approximately 6 month rotation in each of the following work areas.
  • Fiber Optic cable network design
  • Cable installation Permitting
  • Field inspection and problem solving working with construction contractors on a live fiber optic construction project
  • Project Controls and administration
  • In the Fiber Optic cable network design rotation you will learn computer mapping and design requirements needed to design actual networks to be constructed.
  • The position requires time reviewing satellite and existing electronic mapping tools to select routes for the cable and locations for supporting structures.
  • In the Cable Installation permitting rotation you will learn the rules for attaching cables to utility poles and the process for applying for approval to attach to the poles. You will also learn to look at utility poles to determine suitability for attaching and learn to evaluate other route options based on feedback from the pole owners. Other permitting responsibilities may include working with railroads and departments of transportation to obtain approval to cross their property or facilities.
  • In the Field inspection and problem solving rotation you will spend your days working on an active project where you will learn to understand design drawings and what it takes to actually get the network installed per the design and within the project schedule and budget.
  • In the Project Controls rotation you will work with a Project Controls Manager in a Field construction office to understand construction contracts, track progress and manage project schedules, monitor and manage the project budget, resolve contractor invoicing and payment issues, analyze and provide support for claims against the contractors, assist in inventory control and warehouse management.
What You Need For This Position:
  • Undergraduate degree in one of the following areas of study
  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Management
  • Engineering Technology
  • Business Management
  • Project Management