Field Operations for high and medium voltage is responsible for managing the diverse Continental workforce, preparing it with the proper training and tools it needs to service its customers.
The work for this division starts with ensuring the safety for field personnel and making sure the labor force has access to all required safety equipment. In addition to overseeing the safety program, Field Operations also oversees workforce needs in field production, service and fleet management, and in the management of the Continental distribution center. On a given day, coordination efforts can involve up to 400 Continental field employees.
Field Operations ensures customers will get the quality of work they need for their electrical projects. The Continental electrician who comes on site is highly trained in safety and production procedures and will have the tools necessary for doing the work according to Continental’s standards.
This successful approach gives Continental the ability to handle jobs of all sizes (and all service areas) — from the 2,000 square-foot-tenant build out to the 100,000-square-foot data center — on a round-the-clock basis.
Intensive Training Regimen
All supervisory staff are required to complete a 10- and 30-hour OSHA training course. Our top field supervisors collectively have more than 500 years of experience and are qualified to meet the demands of any job. We constantly update our supervisors on the latest innovations to keep them current on the fastest, most cost efficient methods for making installations.
Field Operations for Structured Cabling
Continental’s Field Operations for Structured Cabling is tasked with providing our customers the assurance that the services we provide for them are being managed by properly educated, trained and experienced union technicians.
Not only do we have some of the most highly skilled union-trained technicians available, we also are always looking to hire new personnel with the qualifications that will help us grow as a company and provide our customers with the best resources available to make their project a success.
Our technicians hold a wide variety of certifications to reflect their technical expertise, including BISCI, Fusion Splicing, DAS Systems and many Copper and Fiber related certifications. By having the best technicians we can guarantee our customers that we will not only provide them with a quality installation, we will also be there to maintain and service any future needs they may have.
Before the start of any project the Field Operations Structured Cabling Team sits down with the Project Management team to discuss what needs the project may. However challenging or complex the project may be, we will come up with solutions that are reliable and well thought out before starting any work. This approach ensures our technicians will have the proper tools, materials and test equipment needed for the installation, troubleshooting and repair of the project.
Continental is committed to a “Safety First & Always” attitude. Low voltage work has many of the same hazards as any other construction trade. We make sure our technicians have the proper safety training and safety equipment to ensure all field personnel are protected. Every technician has to complete a minimum of a 10-hour OSHA card and many of our technicians continue on to earn the 30-hour OSHA card.
The Field Operations Structured Cabling Team makes sure our technicians stay informed about all of the latest changes within the industry. Continental invests in ongoing education and training by sending technicians to training programs for better understanding of the best principals and installation practices associated with their jobs. By keeping our technicians up to date in their training, we provide a ‘win-win’ situation for Continental and for our customers.