Operations Technician 2

Company Name: CenturyLink

Location: WAKE FOREST, NC, US - 27587


About Lumen
Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at news.lumen.com, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

There is presently an opening for an Operations Technician 2 position in the Managed Enterprise Services Organization. The Operations Technician 2 position will be responsible for new site activations, along with taking customer calls and opening repair tickets, monitoring the proactive tickets for customer circuits, providing technical support to Lumen customers, and giving customers the status of their repairs.

The Main Responsibilities

•    Manage new Cisco Meraki site activations
•    Manage and correlate multiple trouble reports.
•    Communicate with customers and others in a repair situation
•    Initiate internal escalations, as necessary
•    Place proactive outgoing status calls to customers
•    Provide follow up and closure of assigned trouble and MACD tickets
•    Monitor event alarms in multiple systems, raise request and perform basic diagnostics of the problem and dispatch using multiple dispatch systems.
•    Track major service outages and other service affecting activities. Advise inter-department groups of occurrences and ensure progress towards resolution.
•    Understand the triage and service level agreement policies for the tickets and resolve issue within the given time frame.
•    Configuration and troubleshooting of routing, switching, and wireless equipment

General Work Abilities
•    Practicing excellent customer service
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced operational environment
•    Ability to answer customer calls and work issues via trouble ticket proficiently and independently
•    Create trouble ticket which summarizes customer reported trouble
•    Answer inbound calls and/or redirect calls to proper Lumen organization if required
•    Create trouble ticket which summarizes customer reported trouble
•    Provide proactive customer updates on progression of repair.
•    Handle internal/external customer escalations via phone, remedy tickets, Solarwinds or email and escalate further any customer-related issues to the appropriate group or manager as necessary
•    Ability to manage multiple tasks on time, including ticket administration, communications, and follow up activities
•    Ability to learn in an 'on-the-job' training environment
•    Ability to work all shifts in a 7x24x365 environment
•    Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills
•    Strong analytical and decision-making skills


What We Look For in a Candidate

•    2-4 years' experience in a technician role (1 yr or less MES experience)
•    CCENT, CMCA/CMNO, Network +, or equivalent type certification
•    Working towards CCNA, CCDA, or equivalent level certification
•    ITIL 2011 certification
•    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Telecommunication, Networking or related field (preferred not required)

What to Expect Next

Requisition #: 229494

EEO Statement
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