Outside Systems Plant Engineer

Engineering · Montgomery, Indiana
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Outside Systems Plant Engineer

Mission & Vision:

RTC Communications provides quality and reliable communications, entertainment, and technology products and services to Daviess, Martin, and Lawrence counties. RTC seeks to deliver the future today to our customers and community. Our number one priority has been to combine state-of-the-art technology and old-fashioned service to provide you and your business with the highest quality communications available.


Company Background:

RTC Communications, headquartered in Montgomery, IN, is a Certified Gigabit and Smart Rural Community Provider paving the communication way in Southern Indiana. Since 1949, RTC's focus has been on serving the internet, entertainment, voice, and customer service needs in Daviess, Martin, and Lawrence counties. The company leverages 70+ years of knowledge, intelligence, and expertise to deploy fiber optic and advanced services. RTC customers have access to IntelecynTM Speed, world-class broadband internet riding on the latest optical Fiber to the home (FTTH) network, which can reach up to 1-gigabit speeds. Additionally, RTC provides Intelecyn Entertainment, Intelecyn Home, and Intelecyn Business solutions.

RTC is committed to changing lives one connection at a time by connecting Southern Indiana communities and their members to what means most to them!"

For almost 70 years, RTC and our team have served our customers' communications and entertainment needs in Daviess, Martin, and Lawrence counties. Soon, every business and household will be able to take advantage of the latest, state-of-the-art fiber-optic broadband network— comparable with any big city—in fact, better than most.

Someplace along the way, it is assumed that the typical employee will have 10, 20, or even more jobs during their lifetime. At RTC Communications, we defy conventional wisdom and have team members with over 30 years of service. Why? Because they are fulfilled, not just economically but also emotionally. Each person can genuinely see how what they do contributes to our customers' company and happiness. When you can draw the line between what you do and the customer, it is bound to be a positive equation that can create a great moment for you and the company. At RTC, innovation, ingenuity, and integrity intersect with tradition . . . where you can enjoy the security of a traditional retirement program along with the peace of mind from a healthcare plan that is second to none in our area.

RTC Communications provides advanced communications services to the SW Indiana communities. RTC offers a variety of services to residential customers over its advanced fiber optic and layer 3 Cisco and Calix redundant networks, including CPE, high-speed internet, DIA, Ethernet, UCaaS or hosted voice, managed Wi-Fi, and ITaaS or IT support solutions. RTC offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.


Job Description

RTC is investing in its optical fiber network infrastructure to improve how we live, work, and communicate. Our network transformation will be critical for our future connectivity to businesses, including new products such as HPBX, DIA, SIP VoIP, and future smart cities. To support this network transformation, as an inside/outside systems plant engineer, you will help engineer our extensive fiber-optic network to support our expanding lines of technology-based business. In this position, you must be self-driven, with sound Outside and Inside Systems Plant (OSP/ISP) technical experience, and have the ability to design and deploy the latest cost-effective fiber to the home solutions in new and existing market areas, and thrive in a fast-paced team environment.



Responsible for all engineering and construction activities associated with expanding and maintaining the OSP network infrastructure.

Lead complex, large-scale projects, driving productivity through vendor resources to meet deliverables with aggressive deadlines.

Engage appropriate internal and external organizations with professional written/verbal communications to accomplish required tasks.

Coordinate project activities with contractors, developers, municipalities, and consultants.

Proposes solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

Recognizes vulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes intelligent decisions to ensure reliability and growth plans can be met – within financial constraints.

Process reports, vendor invoices, material receipts, and other administrative duties.

Receive general instruction, otherwise perform independently with minimal supervision, exercising latitude to achieve daily objectives and critical/complex assignments.

Multi-tasks to effectively manage a wide range of simultaneous activities often interrupted by other demands.

Create Install, Splice, and Facility Prep packages for field installation and testing. Maintain local site and fiber records.

Schedule and prioritize the workload of the fiber engineering and external vendor resources within an assigned area

Manage record documentation completed by Fiber Engineers and contract resources associated with RTC's fiber network infrastructure.

Overall responsibilities for fiber asset management associated with the implementation and maintenance of fiber networks and services

Partner with utility and municipal providers to streamline permit application, process, and initiatives such as the FCC's One Touch Make-Ready program.

Maintain knowledge of technology in use and/or under development for its impact or potential impact on the operational business process

Maintain quality service by understanding and enforcing organization standards.

Prepare detailed cost analysis, project specifications, spend forecasts, route mapping, requisitions, and business justifications.




Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills.

Strong computer skills (Databases, Processes, and Administrative) -

Firm understanding of project and time management methods that allow for the ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.

Robust knowledge and skill for more complex applications to include Word, Excel, Lucid, ArcGIS, Google Earth, and other OSP telco industry-standard software platforms.

Organizational, interpersonal, negotiation, and operational skills.

Ability to build sustainable, strong results against given metrics.

Ability to work independently and with a team.

Ability to proactively address issues in a high-volume environment.


Education and Experience

A degree in Engineering or a related field, civil engineering experience is considered a plus.

CPE Preferred

Minimum three or more years' experience in the telecommunications industry.

Experience deploying fiber to the home optical networks.

Knowledge of engineering principles within a job-related functional area to include general practices, procedures, and industry standards (Example USDA-RUS Standards)

Knowledge of engineering/design and review, extensive construction and field knowledge, working knowledge with local jurisdictions, and permitting requirements/processes.

Experience working with various local, state, and federal agencies; examples, department of natural resources, the department of transportation, and other approval agencies.

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