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Cabling Technician

Date:  Nov 27, 2021

Dallas, TX, US

Category:  Non Clinical Jobs
Job Type:  Day
Requisition ID:  568701

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that’s served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It’s our passion.

Primary Purpose

Installs, tests, repairs and performs maintenance functions for data/communication cable management systems in Parkland while adhering to safety codes and regulations to ensure that all networking cabling systems are functioning at optimum performance levels.


Minimum Specifications



  • Prefer to have completed a trade school program or apprenticeship in telecommunication cabling.



  • Must have three (3) years experience installing and testing data/communication cables to include one (1) year of experience in fiber optic installation.


Equivalent Education and/or Experience

  • May have an equivalent combination of education and experience to substitute for both the education and the experience requirements.



  • Must have (or achieve within 3 months of placement) certification as a Firestop Installer.
  • Must have Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) certification or equivalent


Skills or Special Abilities

  • Ability to demonstrate skill in the use of job-related tools and testing equipment.
  • Ability to train semiskilled employees and provide advice and assistance in problem solutions.
  • Ability to read and explain schematics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Parkland personnel.
  • Ability to test, repair and certify fiber and copper cabling
  • Must be physically able to lift heavy loads, walk, stand for extended periods, and climb ladders.




  1. Install new data and communication cable. Installation of conduits, cable, boxes, patch panels, wall jacks and other cable management equipment. Ensure adherence to safety codes and regulations so that new installations operate effectively and according to Parkland standards. Includes intrusion / burglary systems, card access control systems, CCTV systems (installation and programming), fiber-optics and copper (termination and splicing), and layout configuration.
  2. Adheres to established safety regulations and guidelines to ensure that installation and repairs are carried out in an effective, safe and compliant manner.
  3. Assists new and entry level technicians and utility workers, as needed, to ensure that staff members are capable of performing assigned job functions.
  4. Assists and communicates with maintenance crews, Parkland staff and others by working on problems to support departmental guidelines for ensuring safety in modification procedures used on data and electrical systems throughout Parkland.
  5. Responds to basic repair requests from Parkland staff by solving electrical problems according to established policies and procedures to provide Parkland departments with prompt and efficient maintenance services.
  6. Manage job-related work order/request database, including time, materials, and other required documentation.
  7. Terminate, test and certify fiber-optics and low voltage cabling.


Job Accountabilities


  1. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.
  2. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and/or maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
  3. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.



Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

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