Join The Team!

Rock Island is an amazing place to work. We have a diverse staff of motivated people working to make their community a better place to live. We get to engage with our friends, families, and communities on dozens of our islands to help them get connected to our locally owned and locally operated network.

Below are the current positions available at Rock Island. Interested candidates, please complete the Rock Island Employment Application, or submit your resume directly to [email protected].

Fiber Optic Technician

Reports To: Manager, Director Fiber Optics Engineering Team
Starting Pay: $27.50/hr (Temp), $30/hr with full benefits after 90 days, annual increases

The principal responsibility of this position is the installation of Rock Island’s Fiber Optic plant. Assists in installing both outside plant and in-home fiber-optic service; Pumping, jetting, and hanging fiber optic cable; Splicing and patching customers onto the network; Troubleshooting connections and interacting with customers on-site. Ability to work independently and seamlessly integrate with the team; stellar customer service skills a must.

Solutions Engineer

Reports to:  Manager, SVP Solutions Engineering Team
Compensation Range:  $25.00/hr – $40.00/hr with full benefits after 3 months

This position is responsible primarily for providing technical services for customers at the customer premises but may also provide these services from the office or other remote locations. This position also includes providing technical services in support of the company’s internal operations, working with both residential and business customers, trouble-shooting network operations in addition to facilitating network connections and installations.

Fiber Splicer, Outside Plant

Reports To:  Manager, Fiber Optic Engineering Team

Compensation Range
$65,000.00 to $80,000.00 plus full benefits after three months

Rock Island Communications is currently searching for a Fiber Splicer, Outside Plant in the San Juan County, WA area. This individual may be based anywhere in this county including San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, Shaw Islands. This position is responsible for playing a vital role in ensuring quality and timely deliveries of our fiber services along with additional services to customers

Diverse Workforce / EEO:
Rock Island Communications recognizes and strongly supports the benefits of a diverse workforce and strives to provide a culture that recognizes the unique contributions of each of our employees. RIC requires a background check, employment, and education verification as conditions of employment. RIC is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, and the presence of a non-job-related handicap or disability, or any other legally protected status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c


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