Outside Plant Field Engineer

Elkhart, IN

Great Plains Communications is growing!  We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to fill the position of Outside Plant Field Engineer in the Illinois/Indiana area.

This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in design of outside plant
  • Managing all phases of construction projects including public relation activities
  • Preparing staking sheets and obtaining permits and easements for designated construction projects

Previous telecommunications, plant design, and fiber splicing experience is required.  Successful candidates must have project management skills, drafting skills, mathematical skills, computer skills, communication skills, and customer relation skills.  A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel over 50% of the time is required.

Competitive salary and benefits provided.  EOE.


Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. They have over a century of experience providing business, carrier and residential customers with forward-thinking, fiber-based technology services including Ethernet, Internet, video, hosted and voice solutions across an 11-state footprint.  The company also prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior engineering and custom build strategies. At the core of their service offering is an extensive 11,500-mile regional fiber network, including long-haul and metro networks that span the state of Nebraska extending into Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. The network offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions, all fully supported by their 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.