Telecommunications Team Lead

Lincoln Electric System

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you.  


Job Title

 Telecommunications Team Lead 

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date


 $44.31 - $55.39 


Employment Classification


Closing Date


 Technology Services 





Job Technical Skills – Responsible for leading, supporting and providing technical expertise to telecommunication technicians. Responsible for providing oversight for all telecommunications activities throughout LES. Responsible for all connectivity over all mediums. Traffic includes OT and IT circuits that carry voice, data and video. OT circuits carry mission critical traffic for SCADA and Teleprotection for both LES, neighboring utilities and SPP. IT circuits carry business critical traffic for corporate networks, security networks, and environmental networks. Provides fiber connectivity for other utilities, the City of Lincoln, and the State of Nebraska. Specific duties include leading staff, providing training, and contributing to and ensuring work is completed in strict compliance with MRO, NERC, FCC and FAA regulations. Performs emergency and scheduled overtime work as required in fit for duty condition. Consistent and reliable attendance is required.

  • Assists in prioritizing and assigning work for staff, ensures staff is trained, monitors performance, and provides input for performance appraisals, training requirements, and hiring recommendations.
  • Leads telecommunications work and provides technical expertise with the installation, maintenance, and repair of transmitter sites, fiber infrastructure, network infrastructure, telecom transport systems, LANs/WANs, indoor RF coverage, security and environmental monitoring, and VoIP communications. 
  • Specializes in the operations, administration, maintenance, performance and troubleshooting (OAMP&T) of the following: VHF, UHF and microwave radio systems for LMR, MAS, and capacitor bank control; antenna support structures and obstruction lighting, radio coverage measurements, optical transport systems including SONET multiplexers and Ethernet; other hardware and systems including SCADA master station front end processors, RTU communication  protocols, Ethernet switches, media converters, peripheral I/O devices, network synchronization, video monitoring, telephone systems, and teleprotection systems including audio tone, mirrored bits, line current differential, and power line carrier.
  • Provides technical expertise to other LES groups for difficult or embedded electronic problems in the following and related areas: substation teleprotection; backup power systems; video security; IT LAN’S, MAN’s, and WAN’s; test equipment calibration; PBX; precision time; fiber splicing, and locating radio frequency interference.
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work policies and processes, and work practices to increase efficiency, reliability, effectiveness, and customer service.
  • Completes, reviews, and approves various reports, forms, and job-related papers to include timesheets, work orders/tickets, mileage reports, accident reports, expense reports, switching and clearing orders, etc.
  • Leads projects including personnel assignment, budget, material availability, etc.

Initiative – Seeking a candidate who takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.


Accountability – The individual in this role holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.


Communication – The successful candidate expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner whether verbally, written, or other means; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling.


Teamwork – The ideal candidate has ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.


Customer Focus – Seeking an individual who puts customers, both internal and external, at the center of business decisions in order to identify and respond to current and future customer needs. Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.



  • Two year technical college degree in electronics, and
  • Two years of experience as a Telecommunications Specialist, or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.



  • A valid lifetime FCC General Class Radiotelephone Operators License or a Certificate from a private sector organization, including but not limited to NABER, ISCET, or NARTE.
  • Valid driver’s license.






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Job ID: 8339

Posted 12 days ago

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