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OSP Fiber Technician

The primary responsibilities of the Outside Plant Technician Splicer will be to splice fiber optic cables in both outdoor and indoor settings, read, create and maintain splicing schematics and diagrams, maintain control of outside plant (OSP) activities surrounding the assigned work site(s), taking and maintaining accurate splicing and field notes, support project timelines, and inspecting, designing and providing accurate staking sheets for projects.

Other duties, responsibilities and qualifications maybe required and/or assigned. This position requires field work which may include overtime, weekends, holidays, and off hours.

Fiber Splicer Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Splice fiber optic cables including both loose tube and ribbon optic cables.

  • Construct a proper splice case, including but not limited to: grounding, bonding, isolation, slack storage and sealing.

  • Prepare and maintain splicing records, schematics and diagrams. m

  • Build graphical worksheets for contractors’ use and use drafting technique in Visio and other required programs.

  • Understand Staking Sheets and ITD/UDOT blueprints.

  • Perform work in accordance with industry standards.

  • Be familiar with RUS standards, read and follow design engineers instructions and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety procedures. Prepare engineering field notes.

  • Interpret buried underground and aerial telecom facilities in records, on maps and in the field with clarity and detail and make recommendations for changes in running line or construction methodologies.

  • Facilitate conversion into CAD and Visio programs.

  • Enter and maintain outside plant records.

  • Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes to support project contracts. Perform routine maintenance.

  • Recognize and repair route issues including Hand Hole cleanup, sign placement, and weed control.

Fiber Splicer Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production or precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  • Understanding of how to read Staking Sheets.

  • Knowledge of how to fusion splice both loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cables.

  • Know how to place a mid-sheath splice.

  • Working knowledge and experience of current computerized operations, CAD systems, and Visio.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications.

  • Proficiency with Google applications.

  • Ability to work with clients regarding engineering problems, confer with customer contacts while communicating with the Outside Plant Supervisor. Ability to pay close attention to detail and make good sound decisions based on information given. Ability to multitask and stay organized under pressure.

  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License.

Education and Experience

  • One year experience of construction with Outside Plant Telecom Engineering.

  • A degree in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering preferred (any engineering discipline acceptable).

  • Desirable work experience includes field engineering and project lead responsibility.

  • Supervisory experience a plus.

  • Strong computer skills

  • In depth understanding of technology based services, products and networking. Experience in Project Management a plus

We are seeking an organized, reliable, and driven cable technician to work as part of our field service team to install, troubleshoot, and repair various voice and data cables for both residential and commercial environments. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing high-quality service and excited by complex problems and challenges.

Cable Technician Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Experience successfully completing node splits in a live customers online environment where work must be completed during the maintenance window

  • Experience activating new HFC coax bridger amps, line extenders and fiber nodes including power supply activation and power redirection

  • Experience installing and changing out HFC equipment including taps or tap faceplates, amplifiers, nodes and power supplies.

  • Experience with sweep and balance of newly activated or recently split plant including collection of End of Line (EOL) readings for redlines

  • Ability to make decisions quickly in high pressure situations where the outcome best serves the customers affected and with minimal impact to services

  • Install, maintain, and repair cable systems, most often involved with television and internet services

  • Test and troubleshoot issues with network communication

  • Conduct thorough inspections of cable lines to ensure the system is working correctly

  • Repair related poles and towers to resolve cable issues

  • Pull, route, or label CAT5 or CAT6 cable

  • Install various support structures, including cable racks, j-hooks, innerduct, and other related structures

  • Communicate and collaborate with other members of the field service team to resolve complex issues

  • Provide high-quality service to all customers

Cable Technician Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • 1+ years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing cable for network communications

  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving history

  • Strong knowledge of industry standard cable specifications

  • Communication skills with the ability to successfully collaborate with other members of the team

  • Solid problem-solving capabilities

  • Commitment to abiding by OSHA and all other safety standards and procedures

  • Ability to identify different colors and learn color codes

  • Ability to work at heights and lift 50+ pounds

 

 

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