Fiber Technician I
Posted on: June 21, 2022
Under close supervision, repair, maintain, test, proof or adjust as
needed all fiber optic cables and related equipment in coordination
with the Construction Team. Ensure maximum quality and peak
performance and reliability of all fiber optic equipment. Respond
to fiber damage events, perform splicing repairs of fiber optic
cables, and report all information concerning damages.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Actively and consistently support
all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Conduct fiber splicing, testing, and activation on small/medium
construction projects such as SMB fiber lateral builds and node
Coordinate fiber maintenance related activities for nodes and
hospitality and MDU customers.
Repair any problems affecting fiber or fiber related equipment.
Assure proper alignment of the optical path and RF levels between
the Hub and the Node (forward and return setup) including but not
limited to transmitters, receivers, monitoring equipment,
Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAMs), and Cable Modem Termination
Measure and record performance characteristics of outside plant
with electronic equipment such as OTDR, Fusion Splicers and other
Perform and/or coordinate with other functions including Field
Operations and Maintenance all testing of fiber network.
Build in the appropriate location all mandatory tracking documents
for fibers/circuits and activate new nodes as required by new build
construction or through segmentation work.
Operate highly specialized test and fiber optic splicing
Provide onsite repair, installation, and servicing of optic
hardware up to the fiber optic patch panel with the ability to
identify and resolves performance problems onsite.
Perform investigation and repair of cut fiber optic cables or
impairments, reporting all information concerning damages to
Splice fiber optic cables and splice cases with a thorough
knowledge of standards, materials and techniques utilizing single
and mass fusion splicing equipment.
Complete and report all splicing and testing documentation to the
local design team.
Complete certification testing of fiber optic links.
Communicate with Project Manager, Construction Coordinator, or
designated supervisor regarding concerns about construction
Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations,
Know, understand and follow company policies.
Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to
communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on
the phone, and by written communications in a clear,
straight-forward, and professional manner
Knowledge of traditional fiber architectures Fiber Plant
Ability to use the following hand tools: electric drills, hammers,
Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather
while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and
fully loaded tool belts
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs,
safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations
of that equipment
Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other
Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder (approx. 32
ft. high and 90 pounds)
Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as
Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of
Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending,
Ability to read general system layouts from blueprints
Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment
associated with position (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters,
Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)
Ability to work while standing 50-70% of the time
Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable
Ability to dig in all types of soil
Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible
Ability to operate machinery used for underground/overhead cable
Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
Ability to work independently
Ability to use personal computer, mobile device and software
Basic knowledge of traditional fiber architectures
Basic knowledge of Coarse and Dense Wavelength Division
Knowledge of fiber optic systems, RF plant, and test equipment
Knowledge of company products and services
Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety
High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
Associates degree in electronics or related field preferred
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI,
SCTE, and BCT/E) preferred
Coursework completion: NCTI Fiber Installation and Activation and
Fiber Testing and Maintenance and/or SCTE Maintenance Technology
Level 2, Networking Testing and Maintenance Level 2 and Optical
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Maintenance Tech or equivalent work experience 1+
Certifications and/or Licenses
Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within
company required standards
Office and field environment
Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as
attics, basements, crawlspaces and/or manholes
Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day
Work performed near power lines and electricity
Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power
Work in commercial or factory type environments
Work and travel in inclement weather
May be required to work an on-call rotation as the business needs
Occasionally required to work overtime as the business needs
Ability to work weekends or a second shift as the business needs
Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer -
EFR109 313732 313732BR Required
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