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Manager, Inside Plant (ISP)

Lima, Ohio

Spectrum’s growth and success in the ever-evolving technological landscape are built on the sophisticated innovations and service reliability our Network Operations groups provide. Inside Plant (ISP) operates in the space where cutting-edge technology meets impeccable customer support. As liaisons between hardware and network, ISP working groups handle the concrete and the abstract, maintaining connections at headends, hubs, and network facilities to enable smooth, continuous data flow. As troubleshooting specialists, ISP implements support solutions for internal and external customers with diplomacy and expertise.

  • Full Time
  • Job Level: Mid to Senior
  • Travel: Frequent, Local

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Date posted 11/06/2019 Requisition Number: 252615BR Location: United States - Ohio - Lima Area of Interest: Engineering, Field Operations, Network Operations, Technical Operations Position Type: Full Time

Manage all associated Inside Plant activities. Manage staff responsible for the reception, and distribution of off-air, satellite, microwave, and digital transport programming up to the outside plant utilizing coaxial cable, microwave, and fiber optic transmission technologies. This includes the installation, construction, operation and repair of all equipment associated with the HE, Hubs and Optical Transport Network (OTN). Provide direction on day-to-day activities. .

  • Manage staff responsible for the reception, and distribution of off-air, satellite, microwave, and digital transport programming up to the outside plant utilizing coaxial cable, microwave, and fiber optic transmission technologies.
  • Develop an effective Inside Plant Operations team and assist them with developing their skills and process adherence as to drive a high performance culture and environment
  • Responsible for the hiring, firing, training, development, and performance management of staff.
  • Ensure all cabling, equipment installation, power and cooling is in compliance with corporate TQA standards
  • Ensure field compliance with corporate standards, as well as Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations
  • Assist in the budgeting processes.
  • Ensure ongoing training for technical personnel
  • Establish positive employee relations through effective communication and ongoing support
  • Participate in assembling capital budget needs
  • Notify senior management of activities and issues
  • Handle and resolve difficult issues
  • Set priorities for leads and participate in the review of performance of staff
  • Ensure all required logs, records and other documentation are in compliance with company and FCC technical requirements
  • Manage on-call rotation as necessary
  • Perform other duties as requested by manager
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and / or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of eight (8) years HeadEnd Engineer, cable technician or Telecom work experience
  • Minimum of four (4) years Network Engineering experience
  • Minimum of four (4) years Management / supervisory experience
  • Minimum of two (2) years Project Management experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and safe driving record.
  • NCTI Master Technician Certification or SCTE, BDS, BTS, BTCS Certifications, CCNA, CCDA
  • Individual has gained pertinent vendor certifications to bolster his or her effectiveness, such as: HVAC (Liebert, Trane, etc.), UPS / Inverter Vendor Certifications (Liebert, Alpha, etc.), Transport Vendor Certifications and Training (Aurora, Cisco, ARRIS, etc.)
  • Must be able to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires and to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting.
  • Should be able to read general system layouts from blue prints and system maps.
  • In-depth proficiency of designing, installing and maintaining critical facility systems and service delivery equipment for all products.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code.
  • In-depth understanding of and demonstrated ability to teach advanced video networking, IP networking and DOCSIS.
  • Work in a 24x7, fast paced environment
  • Work and travel in inclement weather.
  • Work performed near power facilities and electricity


The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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I’ve been in ISP for more than 20 years in varying positions, most recently being promoted to Manager in 2018. The most compelling reasons I like working for Spectrum are the culture and the always evolving technology advancements. We’re all exposed to customers and coworkers from diverse educational, military, functional, and technical backgrounds, as well as participating on diverse projects with different specifications and timelines. My job is never boring and I enjoy coming to work every day. I choose to work at Spectrum because they allow me to develop as an employee and to achieve my goals, both personally and professionally. In my time at Spectrum, I’ve had the opportunity to work with, and for, some of the best and most talented people, who keep me motivated and are always willing to help others succeed.

Vincent, ISP Manager


  • Health Benefits

    Medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans available.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid vacation, sick and personal time, and holidays.

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings

    We provide a 100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay.

  • Education Assistance

    We support continuing education for personal and professional growth.

  • Career Progression

    Advancement is a very real and achievable goal.

  • Training and Certification

    Sponsored courses help enhance your skills.

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