Fiber Optic Splicing Assistant


Req#: 33988BR

Date published: 24-Feb-2018

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: TEL

Level: 001

Primary Purpose:
Assists the lead Fiber Splicing Technician in outside plant fiber optic cable splicing, to include both ribbon fiber and loose tube fiber, installation of splice closures, unidirectional and bidirectional fiber testing, fiber troubleshooting and repair, and test report generation. Maintain a safe and quality work site and location, maintain splicing rig and associated equipment and tools. Inspection of all equipment assigned to crew, maintain daily production rates. Ensure work is conducted in a safe manner and according to company safety practices.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Assists the operation of electronic fusion splicing and testing equipment, including use of all related fiber splicing hand tools. Equipment may include single fiber fusion splicers, mass fusion splicers, OTDRs, power meters, and OCWRs to complete unidirectional and bidirection tests.
• Learn to read and interpret fiber splicing diagrams, prints, specifications, work scopes, and fiber optic color code charts.
• Assist with performing ring cuts.
• Assist installing fiber closures, terminations, connectors, patch panels and related materials.
• Assist mounting FTP’s and splicing cabinets.
• Assist bonding and grounding fiber cables according to client specifications.
• Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles.
• Perform all work in a right-of-way environment, on enterprise properties, or in and around cell site locations.
• Deploying and removing various traffic control devices that protect the work area while on a street or roadway.
• Moderate knowledge of approved practices, procedures, tools, codes and materials used in fiber optic cable splicing.
• Must be computer literate and familiar with laptops, tablets and Microsoft Office suite of programs. Assist in completing reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
• Knowledge of first aid procedures and CPR.
• Take site photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras, as needed.
• Participate, adhere to and support all safety related policies, processes and programs. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety, the safety of your crew, or public safety will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use stop work authority until the issue is resolved.
• Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed.
• Assist in daily pre-job work planning and safety planning in the appropriate format. Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards. Help complete all required safety related paperwork.
• Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, fumes, odors, different colored warning tags, warning sirens).
• Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and fractions rapidly and accurately.
• Listen to co-workers suggestions, safety concerns, and recommendations giving full attention to what they are saying and take the time to understand the points being made, asking questions and providing feedback when appropriate.
• Help coordinate work with other crafts and co-workers on the job.
• Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards.
• Learn to read and understand MOP’s, work orders, blueprints, plans datasheets, site drawings and specifications. Visualize two dimensional drawings in three dimensions.
• Identify differences in wire and cable colors and markings.
• Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement. Notify supervision of any hazards observed and utilize safety stop work authority as needed.
• Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Recommend corrective actions as needed, reporting any issues to your supervision.
• Operates power equipment such as generators, compressors, pumps, blowers, and hydraulic aerial bucket trucks.
• Comply with Company Code of Conduct and jobsite policies.
• Perform all other job related duties as requested by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Some construction or technician experience or a combination of work experience and training with a basic knowledge of fiber optic networks, other communication networks, or electrician experience. Ability to understand and follow directions. As required by Black & Veatch Motor Vehicle Policy (4J) valid driver’s license with a clean driving record for the last three years is required. Ability to drive a pick-up and trailer combination, or van, and maneuver it safely, including backing it up. Must be able to travel between remote site locations. Position will require the passing of a pre-employment drug test. Must be able to perform rope access work.

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
DOT Certification
Basic First Aid/CPR
Confined space entry training
OSHA 10-hour training
Experience working with piece rate compensation structures

Facts and Figures

  • OCI is moving our Headquarters to the Raleigh, NC Area in the summer of 2015 to allow better alignment with our parent company, Black & Veatch, and one of their engineering execution offices, also located in the Raleigh, NC Area.
  • OCI has a presence in several key markets across the US and has the capabilities and infrastructure to fully execute complex EPC projects domestically.
  • OCI worked a total of 1,722,510 + Man Hours in 2014
  • OCI employed over 1,591 Craft Professionals and over 622 Salaried


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