CABLE SPLICER

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Summary

Set up, rack, splice, transfer, repair, rearrange, bond, pressurize, and test aerial, underground, and buried cable. Mount, cut-in, and repair cable terminal and load coil cases. Rearrange service drops, aerial, and buried jumper wire and step poles. Operate company vehicles as required. Perform such work under minimum supervision.

Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

A. The nature of this work is a variety of tasks with only general guidelines as to the instructions, practices and/or procedures in making transfers, line cuts, and cable rearrangements.

B. Handle and climb ladders and poles, work at heights in boom trucks, enter tunnels, buildings, trenches, crawl spaces, and manholes to place materials.

C. Work with small hand tools, mechanical equipment, test equipment, color coded and tone identified wires in the connection of wires and cables to other telephone equipment and in connecting cable pairs together. This work requires understanding written specifications and following established procedures of moderate complexity.

D. Splicing done by twisting and/or soldering or by joining with prescribed wire connectors, i.e., aerial, underground, buried, submarine, building, multiple conductor cable, coaxial cable, and other wire. Covers conductors with insulating materials.

E. Places and connects cable terminals and NIDS.

F. This work requires frequent pushing, pulling, and lifting of moderate to heavy weight objects throughout the workday.

G. Read and interpret cut sheets and work order prints in order to complete work assignment.

H. Keep detailed written record of work activity.

I. Place hermetically sealed free breathing or encapsulated type splice closures.

J. Use electrical test equipment to verify and determine defective wire in cable.

K. Perform cable acceptance tests to determine if cable meets specified requirements.

L. Load required tools and materials on boom trucks, vans, pick-up trucks, and drive to work location.

M. Use test equipment to check for gas in manholes and may have to empty water and other debris from manholes.

N. Test all cable pressure systems and air test hermetically sealed closures for leaks.

O. May be required to perform additional duties and tasks as required by the Company.

Qualifications

A. Tests - Results obtained in standard tests for this position must meet minimum requirements established by the Company, in accordance with Company policy.

B. Experience - Management will designate the experience level required for each vacancy.

First consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Cable Splicer or OSP Construction Installer/Splicer or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).

Second consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Communications Specialist, Customer Service Technician I, Customer Service Technician II, Customer Service Technician III, Fiber Network Field Technician, Internal Communications Technician, Lineworker, Plant Construction Installer, Public Access Sales Technician, Collector/Maintainer, Public Communications Field Technician, Senior Communications Specialist or Special Equipment Installer, or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).

Third consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Equipment Maintainer, Equipment Installer, Frame Worker or Frame Maintainer, or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).

If there are no individuals who meet the criteria outlined above, consideration will be given to all other individuals.

C. Must possess, at time of appointment, a valid State class "C" drivers license, and if required at the assigned job site, must demonstrate proficiency in the operation of a vehicle equipped with a standard (manual shift) transmission. May be required to obtain a valid State Class "A" drivers license, after appointment, to meet vehicle or equipment operation requirements. (Class "A" drivers will be subject to random drug tests in accordance with the Department of Transportation



D. Legally required Criminal Records Check - Employee will be required to be fingerprinted and pass the Department of Justice criminal records screening process in order to ensure that the employee has never been convicted of, and is not the defendant in a pending criminal proceeding with respect to an arrest for, any "serious" or "violent" felony (as defined in the California Education and Penal Codes). The Department of Justice will continuously monitor the employees criminal record while the employee is employed in this position, and the employee shall be required to pass such continuous screening in order to retain this position.



E. Must possess the ability to perceive difference in colors.



F. Must possess the ability to distinguish audible tones/levels.

Salary Information

Hourly Rate: $15.65 - $34.70

Test(s) Required

Verizon Job Fit Test BTechnician Knowledge Test BTechnician SI

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet