CABLE SPLICING TECHNICIAN

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Salary Information

Hourly Rate: $14.25 - $35.81

Summary

Add, place, remove, reroute, 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 cases. Rearrange service drops, aerial and buried jumper wire and step poles. Read and interpret engineering prints. Testing, locating and repairing defects in wires for copper cables and fibers for fiber optic cables, using electrical and mechanical testing apparatus.

Responsibilities

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

  • Receiving work assignments from supervisor, other designated employees, or a lap top computer.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering plans, vendor specifications for the installation and repair of optic and electronic equipment, and interacting with the Engineering Group.
  • Making necessary preparations required for splicing, rearranging and terminate cable conductors. Performing splicing operations in connection with the installation, rearrangement, and repair of outside plant facilities. This includes fiber/copper cable, wire, terminals, loop carrier electronics and light guide facilities and various fiber optic applications which may be aloft, underground, or buried.
  • Locating and clearing troubles in outside plant facilities (copper and/or fiber).
  • Determine air flow and pressure in cables - aerial and underground.
  • Preparing cables for pressurization and maintaining cable pressure.
  • Using test equipment to check for gas in manholes and may have to empty water from manholes.
  • Occasionally work with torches and lead sleeves and iron cases. Placing and removing protective covering over sheath openings.
  • Works aloft; climbs ladders and poles; enter tunnels, buildings, trenches, crawl spaces, manholes, and other confined spaces to accomplish job tasks.
  • Operating and maintaining necessary trucks and equipment needed to perform work operations in a safe manner. Includes operating aerial lifts (buckets) and hydraulic lift ladders mounted on trucks.
  • Testing, locating and repairing defects in wires for copper cables and fibers for fiber optic cables and digital carrier systems, using electrical and mechanical testing apparatus.
  • Installing, repairing, inspecting and maintaining inside cables, wires and plug-in equipment to connect telecommunication systems and equipment, including dark fiber and fiber and/or equipment including but not limited to routers, video set-top boxes and PC related hardware.
  • Reading and interpreting vendor specifications for optic and electronic equipment. Identifying and meeting individual customer requirements on provisioning and/or repair contacts.

Qualifications

  • Tests - Results obtained in standard tests for this position must meet minimum requirements established by the Company, in accordance with Company policy.
  • ┬áMust meet Verizon medical standards for the job. Must meet weight restriction to comply with OSHA/Company safety standards. Ability to perceive differences in wire and cable colors. Where a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required, the applicant must pass an alcohol and drug test.
  • Security background investigation may be required.
  • A valid state driver's license with a satisfactory driving record. Must have ability to drive vehicle with manual gearshift. Must meet applicable federal and state standards for operating the size vehicles covered by this job title. Where a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is required, the applicant will receive related, Company-provided Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) training. Upon completion of D.O.T. training, the applicant must qualify on D.O.T.'s Commercial Driver's License (CDL) written and skills qualifications tests to retain the job.
  • Ability to move and/or lift items such as ladders, tools, air tanks, cable reels, test equipment and other objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Must be available to work scheduled tours designated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement and/or the needs of the business. Associates may be required to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime as the needs of the business necessitate. Non-scheduled days will be required as needs of the business necessitate.

Required Skills & Experience

Construction Splicing

Desired Skills & Experience

Digital Loop Carrier + eqDigital Transport Technol

Additional Information

This is a 24x7 operation, tours are modified based on needs of the business. Posiiton will require weekends & call-outs

Test(s) Required

Verizon Job Fit Test BTechnician Knowledge Test BNon-Management SI

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Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
 

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