Requisition Number18-0311Post Date8/8/2018TitleBusiness Support Technician-AssociateCitySioux FallsStateSDDescriptionWe’ve been blazing trails since 1931, bringing innovation to the world of telecommunications and delighting customers with exceptional service. Through ambition, imagination and a genuine commitment to each other, Midco proudly serves more than 385,000 residential and business customers in 342 communities in Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. By the end of 2017, our customers will have Midco Gig – blazingly fast internet with download speeds of up to 1 Gbps. We’re also dedicated to making our communities better places to live, work and play. Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:Free and discounted Midco servicesTuition reimbursementSupport of employee involvement in the communities we serveEmployee referral programWellness programsVisitMidcoCareers.com to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.The ideal candidate will have Midco work experienceJOB PURPOSE:Create customer loyalty by delivering high quality support through established processes for commercial customer issues related to Midco Services via all customer interaction types.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Serve as the point of contact for the customer to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues through the support of a variety of delivered products and managed services. Document each interaction as trained allowing all technicians to have updated customer interaction notes.Interact with internal and external customers representing Midco in a professional and courteous manner striving to exercise Trailblazer traits to maximize the customer’s experience. Mindful escalations through work orders or Midco Ticketing System incidents for business customers with service changes, trouble calls and disconnects.Cross-train as required, developing a broad set of skills to support customer demand while staying current with Midco’s expanding product offering.Effectively follow up with customers helping to reduce the amount of effort a customer expends to resolve issues.Maintain Customer Service yearly requirements to maintain the ability to interact with all levels of business customers, as defined by management.Utilize all forms of communication including, but not limited to, email, chat, and social media posts when interacting with clients.Adhere to Midco privacy guidelines to ensure each customer’s privacy.Maintain regular attendance and adhere to scheduling as required by your position.Develop and maintain basic working knowledge of standard Midco Business services including, but not limited to, RF delivered Voice, Video, and DataMaintain a team-oriented atmosphere by collaborating with others to ensure best practices are being developed and followed for all customer interactionsPrepare and execute orders as needed in assisting customer including, but not limited to, service changes, trouble calls, downgrades, and disconnects.ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Function as an effective customer advocate and team member while supporting the efforts and concepts of other departments.Support the mission, vision, and Trailblazer traits of Midco.Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, accountability and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.Lead or assist various internal support projects involving direct customer impact.Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards professional and technical growth.Possess strong problem solving and decision making skills while using good judgment.Multi-task and change from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to build professional relationships with clients, co-workers and management.Actively follow Midco policies and procedures.Perform other duties as assigned.EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:High school diploma or GED is required.Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.SCTE BCSS or equivalent technical experience preferredTechnical support with customer contact experience is preferred.Strong typing, spelling and communication skills preferred.One to three years of previous experience in the telecommunications industry is preferred.WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 30 lbs.The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or any other characteristic protected by law.