Covenant Health

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Covenant Health Corporate
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IT Cabling Technician Sr

Full-Time, 80 Hours per pay period, Day Shift


Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.


Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer. 


Position Summary:

Under limited supervision, this position is accountable for the successful installation and maintenance of the internal telecom cabling infrastructure for all sites and facilities within Covenant Health. Assists in other areas as needed.


  • Works from ladders pulling voice/data CAT5e cabling and/or fiber above ceilings in telecom/data IDF and MDF rooms.
  • Works above ceilings installing j-hooks, d-rings, and tie downs using ty-raps and/or 12-cord for attaching voice/data cabling and fiber.
  • Terminates CAT5e cabling according to BICSI (building industry consulting service international) standards on 66 blocks, 110 blocks, backboards, MDFs, and wall and rack mounted patch panels.
  • Terminates end point cabling to RJ45 and RJ11 telecom standards.
  • Installs voice/data cabling on 19”/23” floor mounted racks.
  • Installs wire management systems attached to voice/data racks whether standing or wall-mounted.
  • Installs single, dual and 4-plex outlet boxes for various jack termination types.
  • Terminates various fiber optic connectors to match vendor and/or fiber switch type.
  • Installs fiber distribution panels in floor and/or wall mounted racks.
  • Uses various copper or fiber test equipment to test resistance, calibration, DB levels, continuity, light levels, etc. for all copper and fiber terminations.
  • Installs various types of grounding for all connectivity and installations. Uses voltmeter to test resistance, isolation and OHM level for grounding.
  • Transports all cabling equipment and tools to and from various locations and jobs.


Minimum Education:           

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals graduating from a trade or vocational school.


Minimum Experience:         

Three (3) years’ experience with telecommunications cable installation required.


Licensure Requirement:      

Employee must have a valid Tennessee driver’s license Class D and state mandated minimum insurance coverage. Driving record must meet Covenant Health minimum standards at the date of hire and throughout employment tenure. 


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