Great Plains Communications employs 200 people across Nebraska. We aim to hire candidates who are not only qualified, but who also have the drive to succeed within our organizational culture. In keeping with our mission of customer satisfaction, all jobs carry an overriding responsibility of extraordinary customer service in terms of quality, timeliness and assistance. A commitment to excellent service is expected of all employees as they perform their tasks.

Upon successful submission of your resume, you will receive a confirmation indicating your resume has been successfully submitted. A member of our staff will contact you if additional information is needed or an interview is appropriate. The duration of our selection process can vary based on the position.

All employment offers made are contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks, drug testing and, for certain positions, motor vehicle records review.

Great Plains Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outside Plant Field Engineer
Omaha, Nebraska Area

We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person to fill the position of Outside Plant Field Engineer in the Omaha, Nebraska area.

Duties include:
- 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

Successful candidates must have knowledge of telecommunications and plant design, project management skills, drafting skills, mathematical skills, and computer skills. Excellent communication and customer relation skills are essential. A valid driver's license and the ability to travel and work overtime are required.

Three to five years of experience is desired. Telecommunications or construction degree preferred.

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Network Operations Center Technician
Blair, Nebraska

We are looking for a detail-oriented person to monitor and assist in network troubleshooting from our state of the art Network Operations Center. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for network surveillance and dispatch; using various applications to monitor the performance and availability of GPC services and troubleshooting/escalating when issues arise.

Successful candidate must have knowledge of telecommunications and information technology networks and systems such as servers, routers, Layer 2/3 switches, voice switches, VOIP, CATV, fiber optics/copper/hybrid fiber-coaxial construction and splicing. Must also have basic knowledge of a network management system (NMS), including simple network management protocol (SNMP). Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, and customer relation skills are a must. Must be able to rotate work shifts (7am-4pm and 8am-5pm) as well as participate in after-hours on call. Must have a valid driver's license, be able to travel for several days in a row if needed, and lift a 20 lb. piece of electronic equipment.

One to three years of technical experience is desired. Professional certifications including A+, Network+, Security+, and CCENT are a plus.

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Sales Support
Blair, Nebraska

We are looking for an organized customer-focused individual to provide support to our growing sales team.

Duties include:
- Assisting sales team with existing customer accounts in assigned territories to ensure customers are aware of all company products and services
- Assisting sales team in identifying and developing new customer base in new markets and prospects for small and medium size customers
- Preparing quotes, contracts, and RFP/RFI responses for potential customers
- Inputting leads, prospects and opportunities for sales team into Salesforce
- Developing and delivering sales presentations for potential customers
- Providing report data on business customer contracts and identifying upcoming renewal opportunities
- Handling difficult customer relations and influencing the company reputation through exceptional customer service
- Calling on customers for renewal of expiring contracts

Associates degree or equivalent, plus 3 to 5 years of customer service and/or sales experience is desired. Successful candidate must have strong customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and presentation skills. Organizational and time management skills are also a must.

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Central Office Technician
Sutherland, Nebraska

We are looking for an energetic and detailed individual to provide operational support for all company infrastructure, including switching, transport, access, and building. We have one opening for a Central Office Technician in the Sutherland, Nebraska area.

Successful candidate must have knowledge of Central Office, LAN/WAN, and Internet systems and equipment, as well as experience with digital switching, multiplexing, and hi-cap services. Must also possess a valid driver's license, written and verbal communication skills, strong analytical and organizational skills, customer relations skills, and computer skills. Must be able to work various hours and travel as needed.

Associates Degree in Electronics, Telephony, or a related field plus 2-3 years of experience is desired. CCNA certification is a plus.

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Broadband Technician
Various Work Locations in Nebraska

We are looking for energetic, detail-oriented individuals to fill the position of Broadband Technician. We currently have openings in the Imperial, Nebraska area. Please specify work location preference on application.

One to three years telephone and internet installation and maintenance experience desired. Telecommunications or electronics degree preferred. Must have knowledge of basic electronics, cable color code, test equipment, computers, key systems, and DSL modems. Successful candidates must also have the ability to interpret staking sheets, maps, work orders, and cable counts, and splice cable and fiber as needed. Experience with construction equipment and tools, including trenchers and backhoes, is a plus. Excellent communication and customer relation skills are a must. Must possess a valid driver's license, CDL license preferred, and the ability to dig ditches, climb ladders and poles, and lift up to 50 pounds as necessary.

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Internships & Summer Employment
Work Location Varies

Great Plains Communications offers various internship and summer job opportunities across Nebraska. If you are interested in joining our team, complete the application by clicking below. Please complete the location in Nebraska you are willing to work.

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Construction Laborers
Travel Required

Great Plains Underground Construction, based in Creighton, Nebraska, is looking for laborers to install communication and utility infrastructures.

Must be able to operate construction equipment and tools, including trenchers, backhoes, skid loaders, tractors, and trucks. Must also be able to dig and lift up to 50 pounds frequently. Valid driver's license is a must. CDL-licensed employees eligible for extra compensation. Various work hours and weekly travel required.

This position usually meets in Creighton, Nebraska on Monday mornings, travels to jobsites in various locations and returns to Creighton on Friday afternoon/evening. Employees are responsible for their own transportation to and from Creighton or the job site (whichever is closer and easier for you). Employees are often out of town 4 nights a week.

Overnight travel expenses and meals paid. Excellent benefits package available at 3 months of employment. EOE.

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Send resume to: Great Plains Communications, Human Resource Department, P.O. Box 500, Blair, NE 68008, FAX to: 402.426.6545 or Email: