Field Technician

Systems Integration Rockville, Maryland Advantech

Established in 1955, The Cook & Boardman Group is the nation’s premier provider of architectural doors and frames, door hardware and related building specialty products in addition to complete systems integration services. We provide solutions for commercial and multi-family residential building applications. With more than forty convenient locations throughout the United States, we are uniquely positioned to provide the best entry and IT solutions for new construction, renovation and upgrade projects. We offer local service with a national presence.



The Field Technician will be responsible for installing wireless access points, electrified door hardware, access control panels, analog and IP cameras, camera servers (NVR), power supplies, cable pathway systems and various structured cabling systems including, but is not limited to,   fiber optic cabling systems, twisted pair cable, low voltage cable and coax Installations are performed in both new construction and retrofit scenarios in a variety of environments.

Essential Functions

  • Install structured cabling systems (copper, fiber, low-voltage)
  • Install network switches, wireless access points and other IP devices Physical
  • Install various CCTV; analog and IP cameras
  • Install various types of NVR’s and VMS platforms
  • Install cable pathway systems
  • Install, terminate, test, label and document horizontal, backbone and other cables
  • Learn installation best practices from Lead technicians
  • Work in a team environment with project manager, lead technician and other field technicians
  • Perform other duties, as required
  • Keep track of daily tasks completed
  • Keep track of hours worked
  • Assist with clean-up
  • Learn new skills without being asked
  • Participate in project commissioning and testing

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Current and continued certification in at least one VMS system
  • Current and continued certification in at least one structured cabling system
  • At least one year’s experience as an Installer (or equivalent position)
  • Successfully pass a back ground check and drug screen
  • Due to job site and Federal contractual requirements, COVID-19 vaccination strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of  networking principles, IP camera technology, controller hardware, door hardware and credential technologies
  • Ability to terminate and test category cable and fiber optic cable
  • Basic knowledge of low voltage principles (ohm’s law, load calculations, metering, etc.)
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, line diagrams and specifications
  • Ability to communicate adequately with customer representatives in the field
  • Ability and willingness to serve as a mentor for Installers and/or junior Field Technicians Work closely with lead technicians, project managers and team members to ensure successful delivery of excellence within budget

Physical Demands

Spends more than 2/3 of time standing, kneeling/crouching/stooping, using hands and reaching. Spends approximately 1/3 of time walking and talking/hearing. Frequent lifting required of items 25-50 pounds. 

Work Environment

May require driving to project sites. May be exposed to variable weather conditions. Other conditions may include proximity to forklifts or other heavy machinery and using various tools and hardware. Worker is subject to frequent heavy lifting.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



The Cook & Boardman Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 336-768-8872 x2 or by sending an email to [email protected]