Lab Engineer Intern

Blair, NE

Great Plains Communications has an opening for an intern who is detailed oriented and looking for a challenging opportunity.  This individual will assist the Architecture & Engineering teams in setting up, documenting, deploying and testing Great Plains Communications networking solutions in our Blair, Nebraska Lab.  Intern will provide support to GPC engineers and technicians in other departments as needed and when available.  Intern creates and maintains documentation and diagrams for GPC network Lab environment.  Intern manages tools used for maintaining and troubleshooting GPC networks.  Intern works with Network Architect in person and remotely to create lab topologies and testing scenarios. 

Ideal candidate will work Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Competitive salary   EOE

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Great Plains Communications is one of the largest privately-owned telecommunications providers in the Midwest, serving communities throughout Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado and Southeastern Indiana. Business and enterprise services range from traditional and cloud-based voice and data products to installation and support of strategic networks with fully scalable, managed Ethernet solutions. The company also takes pride in its progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of wholesale customers, including regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless and other providers utilizing superior custom engineering and custom-build strategies. In addition, the company serves residential customers with an impressive suite of services including high speed Internet, cable and streaming video, and local and long-distance telephone services. At the core of its service offering is an extensive 13,500+- mile, MEF certified regional fiber network reaching 13 states that is fully supported by a 24x7x365, Network Operations Center. 

Founded in 1910 by E.C. Hunt as a Nebraska phone company, Great Plains Communications has evolved over the past century, keeping pace with technology and increasing bandwidth demands to become a leading regional network and fiber services provider. 

The company is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska and is owned by Grain Management, LLC: a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the Communications sector.