Place, move, rearrange, replace, connect, disconnect, transfer, maintain, reroute, and remove aerial and underground plant, including service drops, house cables, and building terminals. Set up, rack, splice, transfer, repair, bond, pressurize, and test aerial,
underground, and buried cable. Mount, cut-in, and repair cable terminal and load coil cases. Operate company vehicle as required. Perform such work under minimum supervision.


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

  • Work with heavy-duty power equipment, i.e., power dolly, power saws, power winch, and hand tools in the installation and maintenance of outside plant facilities. The considerable opportunity for error in this work and the consequences of making an error could result in the loss of time and material.
  •  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.
  • Splice 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. Cover conductors with insulating materials.
  • Place and connect cable terminals and NIDS.
  • Use test equipment to verify and determine defective wire in cable. Perform cable acceptance tests to determine if cable meets specified requirements.
  • Attach or detach various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles.
  • Use test equipment to check for gas in manholes and empty water and other debris from manholes as required.
  •  Dismantle, move, or remove aerial, underground or building wire, cable, associated equipment, and hardware.
  • Read and interpret cut sheets and work order prints in order to complete work assignments.
  • Handle and climb ladders and poles, work at heights in boom trucks, enter tunnels, buildings, trenches, crawl spaces and manholes to perform work.
  • This work requires frequent pushing, pulling, and lifting of moderate to heavy weight objects throughout the workday.


  • Tests  -  Results obtained in standard tests for this position must meet minimum requirements established by the Company, in accordance with Company policy.
  • First consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of OSP Construction Installer/Splicer or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).
  • Must possess, at time of appointment, a valid State class “C” driver's license and, if required at the assigned job site, must demonstrate proficiency in the operation of a vehicle equipped with standard (manual shift) transmission. Individuals will be required to obtain a valid State Class “A" driver's 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 (DOT) regulations).
  • 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 employee’s 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.

Salary Information

Hourly Rate: $15.34 - $34.02

Additional Information

Hours are generally 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Overtime will be scheduled as needed

Test(s) Required

Verizon Job Fit Test BTechnician Knowledge Test BStructured Interview SI

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Equal Employment Opportunity

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