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Technical Support Representative

Job Details

LaPorte Office - LaPorte, IN
Full Time
High School
$16.00 - $18.00 Hourly


Overview: The Technical Support Representative is responsible for assisting customers via phone and live chat by identifying the primary symptoms and root causes of the customer’s internet issue as well as programming and troubleshooting Surf’s managed routers. They are also responsible for scheduling service appointments when a technician visit is required.


Reports to: Technical Support Manager


Job Status: Non-Exempt



  • Educate customers about our services and how they function using simple, easy to understand language.

  • Interact with customers in a friendly, professional and patient manner.

  • Deliver excellent customer service by providing technical support for the following services provided by Surf Internet.

    • Fixed wireless and fiber internet connections

    • Whole-home managed Wifi

    • Phone services

    • TV services

  • Schedule service call appointments as needed to resolve customer issues with the services listed above.

  • Document all customer interactions thoroughly using our ticketing system.

  • Respond in a timely manner to technical support requests using the phone and live chat support methods.

  • Escalate suspected infrastructure issues to the network operations team.


  • High School Education or equivalent required

  • Familiarity with basic networking including

    • Static IP reservations

    • Basic router function and configuration

    • Public and private IP assignments

    • Physical ethernet and fiber connections

  • Ability to read graphical monitoring reports and do basic data analysis to assist in troubleshooting.

  • Familiarity with basics of RF technology including

    • Local Wifi broadcasting

    • Interference mitigation

    • Channel bandwidth and RF frequencies

    • RF behavior

  • Familiarity with internet speed, latency, and jitter.

  • Ability to work weekends required

  • Ability to work well with people under stress

  • Able to be on the phone for long periods of time

  • Ability to follow basic troubleshooting processes consistently

  • Ability to juggle several projects or items at one time

  • Flexible schedule preferred

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android and other operating systems

  • Ability to generate and read error logs and reports.