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Fiber Optic Splicer

Company: KGP Telecommunications
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Circet USA is an industry leading provider of Network Services solutions in North America. Our experienced workforce of over 2,000 professionals is skilled at planning, consulting, engineering, construction, program management and combined engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solutions to meet our customers rapidly changing infrastructure needs. We offer the most comprehensive solutions in the industry across ISP, OSP, Wireline, and Wireless. Our customers include telecom service providers, MSOs, cloud service providers, and utilities. With nearly 50 years of experience, we have the ability to customize solutions to meet our customers unique needs.The Fiber Optic Splicer is responsible for the terminating, splicing, bonding/grounding, documenting and testing of all fiber optic cables within the systems fiber optic networks and their related equipment with the end goal of providing maximum operating efficiency. "Case", "Ditch Witch" and "Vermeer" drop plow equipmentThis job will include work on weekends, holidays, standby and unscheduled hours, and overtime. Travel of over 75% may be required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Install, repair, maintain, test proof or adjust, as needed, all fiber optic cables and related equipment. In the course of performing these duties, the technician will climb utility poles and ladders, lift and carry equipment that weighs at least 75 lbs, use a variety of hand tools, work in all types of inclement weather, enter Underground facilities and be able to use a shovel to uncover underground closures.
  • Coordinate fiber activities with other departments and staff.
  • Performs fiber tests with OTDRs, light source and meters.
  • Terminates, splices, bonds/grounds and tests fiber optic equipment to customer standards.
  • Provides accurate equipment location, splicing and terminating records for the fiber database.
  • Assists the Construction and Engineering departments in accepting and turning up the fiber network.
  • Builds bays, racking, jumper ducts and other network elements needed for the installing of fiber optic equipment and patch and panels.
  • Monitor, communicate and perform corrective actions to fix problems affecting any fiber or fiber related equipment from Master Control to and through each HUB to the NODE.
  • Provision and install media converters for Dedicated Access customers.
  • Serve as a technical resource for staff on all fiber related areas and technical procedures. Be available for any on call emergency coverage for fiber restoration year-round. SAFETY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Adhere to, promote, and accept personal responsibility for compliance to:o Federal and Local Occupational Safety and Health Regulationso Industry Consensus Standardso KGPCo Injury and Illness Prevention Program Manual
    Participate in job site safety/hazard analysis QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, and/or QUALIFICATIONS
    • High School Diploma or GED required or a combination of equivalent education and experience
    • Two (2) years experience with fiber optic cable technology, formal fiber optic training strongly desired.
    • One (1) year of fiber optic cable splicing experience or completion of an equivalent training program.
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and up to 75 pounds on occasion
    • Must be able to meet the safety requirement of the safety harnesses that are utilized for bucket trucks and climbing poles; these safety harnesses have a 265 lb weight limit, which includes tool, etc
    • Must possess the ability to work at ground level, crouch squat and sit. Install Network Interface units outdoors on customer premises.
    • Schedule may include working Saturday, Sunday and nights.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and have a good driving record
    • Must have a good understanding of the technologies and standards as they apply to the installation of fiber optic networks.
    • Must be able to differentiate color codes.
    • Must be able to read and understand manufactures manuals for operating and repairing of electronic equipment and components.
    • Proficient in the operation of all related fiber tools and equipment.
    • Must have a working knowledge of design and layout for fiber terminations.
    • Must possess a good understanding of fiber documentation and have the ability to assist in laying out new fiber circuits.
    • Must be able to think analytically.
    • Excellent customer presentation and service skills.
    • Ability to work in a dynamic fast paced environment.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and deadline environments.
    • Ability to translate highly technical information to end user customers and staff.
    • Ability to communicate with other staff.
    • Ability to handle on-call responsibilities.
    • Act as a customer contact. Interface with customers and local supervisors to clarify project status.
    • Learn new equipment software and interfaces to help expand business opportunities.
    • Work well within a team
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Adaptable to changing environments
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Driving is an essential function of this position.
      Exhibit self-awareness Exhibit a tendency for continuing education and self-improvement Exhibit enthusiasm and determination Exhibit industry awareness Exhibit exceptional organizational skillsExhibit the ability to live the KGPCo Values CircetUSAJobs KGPCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Keywords: KGP Telecommunications, Knoxville , Fiber Optic Splicer, IT / Software / Systems , Knoxville, Tennessee

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