Job Title:Fiber Optic & Cable Splicer Business Unit:Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company Department: Splicing Reports To: Splicing Division Manager/Local Manager Employment Status:Full-time, non-exempt (hourly) Primary Location: Buckhannon, West Virginia
We will determine salary based on skills and experience in the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.
Company Profile: Networks Built Better. Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering. We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation. Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end-users. Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high-quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.
Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units. Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators. We are One Congruex.
Our Mission & Values It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.
Congruex is committed to the overall health, wellness, and safety of our people. We support diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect.
These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.
At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.
Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company Gudenkauf is a diversified telecommunications, utility, and systems integration solution provider with the personnel, equipment, expertise, and experience to deliver even in the toughest and most complicated conditions. We offer a variety of services from outside plant construction, fiber optic splicing, and testing, utility locating, intelligent transportation systems, gas line cathodic protection, and emergency restoration services. We have grown to service the states of Ohio, and West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Job Summary: Fiber Optic/Cable Splicer The Fiber Optic/Cable Splicer will be responsible for splicing, testing, repair, and installation of telecommunication cable. This will range from identifying cables and making the right connections, to cable fault analysis. This position will work out of the Buckhannon, WV office.
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Read and understand blueprints, specifications, splicing diagrams, and construction prints
Set up service for customers installing connecting, testing, and repairing cable
Splice different types and sizes of fiber optic cables using fusion splicing machines, hand tools, or mechanical equipment and operate an Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and power meters
Inspect, test, and troubleshoot test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults using an OTDR
Perform testing utilizing OTDRs, Power Meter/Light Sources, and VFLs. Record and document testing per customer specifications
Bond and ground fibers according to client specifications
Install and test fiber cable in a variety of environments (aerial and underground)
Climb poles, ladders and operate bucket truck as needed to complete daily construction assignments
Clean and maintain test equipment regularly
Work in confined spaces (trenches, tunnels, crawl spaces, etc. for extended periods
Additional splicing and construction-related duties as assigned
Additional responsibilities as directed by the department manager
Required Skills & Qualifications: General
Ability to work independently and ensure that all splicing operations are completed by customer and industry specifications
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. regularly and 100 lbs. as needed with or without assistance
Must have steel-toed boots
Ability to work exposed to inclement weather (cold, snow, rain, heat, etc.)
Ability to work outages and long hours as required
Ability to travel to project/job locations, sometimes out of town, overnight, and for days at a time
Must have basic computer skills including email, Excel, and Word
Must be able to communicate effectively and maintain a professional working attitude with co-workers, manager, customers, etc.
Must adhere to safety practices and procedures at all times
Be prepared to work long hours and be part of a call-out (on-call) rotation as needed for customer outages
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must have a good driving record
Must pass a pre-employment drug test, background screening including an acceptable motor vehicle report
Must have reliable transportation to and from work
Previous experience working from blueprints and specifications
Thorough working knowledge of the most widely used construction practices of fiber and copper cable
1+ years of previous experience splicing fiber optic and/or copper cable
Working knowledge of the telecommunications network structure both aerial and underground construction
Ability to understand and distinguish the color code to install and test fiber and copper cable in a variety of environments (aerial and underground)
Able to run trouble in both copper and fiber cable
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Maintain a current DOT medical card and the medical examination report
Class A CDL
Maintain OSHA 10 Certification; will provide the training and testing for this for the selected candidate
Maintain OSHA 30 Certification; will provide the training and testing for this for the selected candidate
Maintain any other job-related certifications
All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.