Data Cable Technician (CAT6) (Seasonal)

  • Seasonal
  • Anywhere


The State Fair of Texas (SFT) is seeking a high energy and personable seasonal Data Cable Technician to help end users and the IT Manager with pre-fair setup. The Data Cable Tech will be proficient at running temporary network cabling and terminating CAT6 Cabling.

As a pre-fair seasonal hire you will have a defined employment time period, ending on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

What you’ll do as a Data Cable Tech:

  • Recommend supplies for purchase to accomplish network cabling setup. We will provide tools and equipment.
  • Patch long distance CAT6 cables to reach ticket booths, and properly terminate jacks on both ends for seasonal setup.
  • Assist in setting up desktop computers and elements in ticket booths, coupon booths including network switches and test connections.
  • Perform Tier 1 IT Support with support of the Seasonal IT Specialist
  • With assistance, plug in aerial Ethernet Cables, to switches, ticket booths, gates, and scanning channels. Connect elements to nearby power outlet or via Power over Ethernet.
  • Assist with IT Setup Projects
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of CAT6 cabling and ethernet Jack building
  • Basic Troubleshooting of Computers
  • Basic understanding of networking
  • Ability to safely operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories.
  • Good written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to take ownership of work, and able to work with little to no supervision
  • Good customer service orientation.

Minimum Qualifications

  •  High School diploma or equivalent is required, and the following is strongly preferred:
  • 6+ months of work experience in data cabling.


  • Pass an employment and criminal background check.
  • Lift and/or pull up to 40 lbs without assistance
  • Work inside and outside in various weather conditions as necessary to prepare for the State Fair at Fair Park in Dallas
  • In a few occasions, May need to run cables at heights up to 17′
  • Work mandatory overtime as required
  • Climb ladders and go under counters, desks as needed to reach IT elements.
  • Must have reliable transportation and cell phone.
  • Must have a driver’s license

Additional Jobs Applying For (Limit 2 additional jobs):

  •  IT Speciliast

Equal Opportunity

State Fair of Texas (SFT) is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, genetic information, engaging in legally protected activity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. SFT also provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees in accordance with applicable law. Applicants desiring an accommodation to complete this application or participate in the interviewing process should contact SFT Human Resources Department.


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Covid-19 Vaccination

Please note: In order to host a safe event for everyone, all seasonal employees currently working or joining the State Fair in the foreseeable future must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to HR before we complete the hiring process. Your proof of vaccination will be kept secure and confidential. The COVID-19 vaccine is essential for us to host an event this fall, which serves as our largest fundraiser and main source of revenue for the year, and we need to ensure that our employees, vendors, and guests are kept safe and healthy.