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Fiber Optic Cable Splicer

Job Title
Fiber Optic Cable Splicer
Job ID
Columbus,  OH
Other Location
Job Title:                        Fiber Optic Cable Splicer
Business Unit:                 Gudenkauf, a Congruex Company
Department:                    Splicing
Reports To:                      Splicing Operations Manager
Employment Status:         Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)
Primary Location:            Columbus, OH

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 Columbus, OH 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:
  • 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, 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 the color code to install and test fiber and copper cable in a variety of environments (aerial and underground)
  • Ability 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.

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