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Structured Cable Technician

Audio/Visual Engineering | Milford, IA | Full Time

Job Description

Position Description:

R & D Industries, Inc. is currently seeking a highly motivated Structured Cable Technician for its Professional Audio Visual systems division.
R & D Industries, Inc. is a market-leading award-winning A/V integration company that designs, sells, installs, and services professional audio, video, digital signage and video conferencing systems for houses of worship, corporate, education, government, performing arts centers and sporting venues.
Established in 1984 with main offices in Milford, Iowa, R & D Industries is best known for the quality and expertise of their staff and for their high degree of integrity.

This Position is For:

We are seeking an organized, reliable, and driven Structured Cable Technician to work as part of our service team to install cables and wiring for commercial environments. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing high-quality service and excited by problems and challenges.

Experience with a PC and standard office software is required. Some experience with audio and/or video cabling is required.

This position entails working on a team to pull, route, or label cable, most often involved with audio, visual, cameras and PCs through access holes, roof spaces, and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping.

Carpentry and other mechanical skills are a plus, as is knowledge of computers and networking. The ability to work safely and professionally is required as is having the ability to travel and work out of town for short periods of time as needed.

As an industry leader in the geographical markets served, R & D Industries will provide the right candidate with the training to become a successful member of the team. Success will be achieved through professional mentoring, some of the best engineering services in the area, and the highest quality integration services available to clients.

This position is available for the Milford, IA office.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Pull, route, or label cable, most often involved with audio, visual, cameras and PCs through access holes, roof spaces and cavity walls to reach fixture outlets, then position and terminate cables, wires and strapping
  • Drill holes for wiring and install various support structures
  • Conduct thorough inspections of cable lines to ensure the system is working correctly
  • Communicate and collaborate with other members of the field service team to resolve complex issues
  • Provide high-quality service to all customers
  • Some overnight travel is required
  • Work with a variety of tools and test equipment
  • Document work performed.
  • Continue personal education and ongoing training of technology updates.
  • Driven by quality customer service.
  • Seeking long term employment.

Qualifications and Requirements Include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Basic PC Knowledge / IT knowledge and desire to learn
  • 1+ years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing cable
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving history
  • Experience with audio and or video cabling and standards
  • Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to successfully collaborate with other members of the team
  • Solid problem-solving capabilities
  • Commitment to abide by OSHA and all other safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to identify different colors and learn color codes
  • Ability to work at heights and lift 75+ pounds and frequent prolonged periods of standing, bending, pulling, twisting, reaching, climbing and standing
  • Ability to work from scaffolding or lifts
  • Ability to work flexible hours when needed

Extensive Benefits:

  • Employer-paid health insurance contribution
  • Medical (cafeteria) plan
  • Paid Individual Life, Dental, Vision and Long-Term Disability coverage
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) sick days and personal days
  • Jury duty and bereavement benefits
  • Allowance for use of personal cell phone.
  • Performance-based bonuses
  • 401K Match
  • Health savings and flexing spend options
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability Coverage
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance (Additional Coverage Options)
  • Additional coverage options to include spouses and families

About Us:

RDI is a 36-year old Iowa corporation, winner of the 2010 Iowa Small Business Excellence Award, and listed in both 2014 and 2015 Inc Magazine’s Inc-5000 as one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. The Inc. 5000 placed RDI higher than 99.9% of all businesses in the US and one of only 24 companies in Iowa. In 2019, RDI's Thinix division was recognized for managed service excellence as one of the Top 500 MSPs in the US.

RDI provides competitive pay, paid vacations, paid holidays, paid personal days, group health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, 401k retirement plan, and other benefits. RDI has offices in Milford and Ames. This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual to work in a growing, fun environment within one of the top technology companies in the region.

Join us and be a part of a special team right here in Iowa!

R & D Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and proud supporter of the Home Base Iowa Initiative for more details see:

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