Careers

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.


Project Manager
Blair, Nebraska

We are looking for an experienced leader to fill the position of Project Manager.

This position includes:

Serving as the lead project manager for technical and other business-related projects that address a wide variety of large and/or complex initiatives that will often involve multiple internal departments and/or external customers.

Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing projects according to deadlines and within budget while ensuring consistency with the company's strategies, commitments, and goals.

Coordinating the efforts of team members, vendors, third-party contractors, and/or consultants in order to deliver the defined deliverable(s).

Building project teams, and developing, planning and executing project activities and communications.

Managing changes and ensuring high quality control throughout each project's life cycle.

Successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively apply the project management knowledge areas across the five project phases.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus three to five years of experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred. Experience with project management software tools is required. Must possess strong communication and customer relation skills. Presentation and corporate training experience is also desired. PMP or equivalent industry certification is a plus. Must be able to work outside of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary, travel, and possess a valid driver's license.

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Strategic Account Manager / Territory Sales Rep
Blair, Nebraska

We are looking for a high-energy sales professional to fill the position of Strategic Account Manager - Network Services.

This sales position will report to our headquarters in Blair and will be responsible for a territory within the Great Plains Communications service region.

Duties include:
- Building, maintaining, and coordinating company relationship with customers.
- Developing new customer base and sales opportunities among small- and medium-size businesses, as well as enterprise customers, healthcare, and government prospects.
- Presenting solutions to customers in all product areas by maintaining a detailed knowledge of company fiber network, and products and services.
- Serving as a technical resource to assess customer requirements, and designing network and technical solutions for particular customer needs.
- Negotiating customer contracts.
- Working with the customer from cold calls, to submitting quotes, to delivering service.
- Ensuring that post-sale implementation occurs effectively, and that the customer is satisfied in all respects at all times with the services purchased.
- Maintaining a database of targeted customers, their needs, and time frames.
- Regularly making presentations to clients concerning all aspects of company services.
- Maintaining regular contact with customers, both face-to-face and through e-mail/telephone.
- Working closely with the Network Services Manager and CEO to determine, develop, and grow the company sales channel.
- Meeting or exceeding weekly activity goals and monthly sales goals.
- Working with other business units to give sales leads when appropriate.

Associate's degree in business with some specialized training in sales or equivalent work experience, plus 3 to 5 years telecommunications, customer service, and sales experience desired.

Successful candidate must have strong public relations skills, time management skills, and written and verbal communications skills. Must also possess the ability to think strategically and to work effectively with a diverse group of co-workers and customers. A working understanding of telephony, long distance, analog and digital CATV, Internet, Ethernet, and business systems is desired. Must be able to travel up to 50% of each month.

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IP Network Engineer II
Blair, Nebraska

We are looking for an experienced Network Engineer to provide advanced support for our IP networks.

Duties include:
- Researching, testing, configuring, installing, and maintaining IP network equipment
- Performing network management functions
- Serving as project lead/manager
- Performing problem management for IP networks
- Providing advanced support to Engineering team and other personnel

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems Management, Computer Systems Networking, Telecommunications, or Engineering, as well as over 5 years of experience with the installation and support of data center networking equipment is desired. CCNA certification with demonstrated progress towards CCNP is preferred.

Successful candidates must possess strong PC skills, knowledge of network fundamentals, and have the ability to configure and install routers, switches, remote access servers, and network management software. High attention to detail, along with customer relations, communication, analytical, organizational, and project management skills are essential. Must be able to work outside of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. if necessary, travel, and possess a valid driver's license.

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Broadband Technician
Various Locations

We are looking for energetic, detail-oriented individuals to fill the position of Broadband Technician the Chapman, Nebraska and North Bend, Nebraska areas.

One to three years telephone, cable TV, 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 as needed including fiber. 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.

Indicate work location preference when completing application.

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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.

Contact:
Great Plains Underground Construction
Human Resource Department
P.O. Box 500
Blair, NE 68008
Phone: 402-426-9511
Fax: 402-456-6545
Email: careers@gpcom.com
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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: careers@gpcom.com.