Business Unit: Gundenkauf, a Congruex Company Reports To: Division Manager Employment Status:Full-time, Exempt (salaried) Primary Location: Buckhannon, WV
We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to 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, West Virginia, along with expanding into Kentucky, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.
Job Summary: We are looking for a Splicing operations manager to join our growing team
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Works with Area Managers in WV to provide scheduling of copper and fiber splicers orders material and supplies as needed for projects
Position will cover the state of West Virginia, with overnight travel
The Operations Manager will be required to work in field as needed, expectation is 65% field, 35% office
Works closely with team members, works in field with team members as needed and trains
Helps to train employees in proper means and methods, this includes construction and testing best practices for both copper and fiber splicing
Pays site visits to team members to make sure that work is up to company standards from craftsmanship to safety
Leads/PM projects as needed
Arrange appropriate training for classes ranging from case preparation, splicing, testing, and climbing
Inventories material and supplies upon arrival to ensure that what has been ordered is correct.
Arranges delivery of material and supplies to project site
Participates in training modules provided by Corporate to further their knowledge in the Microsoft Suite of software
Keep current on certifications and best practices
Work with subcontractors on scheduling and quality control their work
Communicating project expectations to Customer, Project Managers, Lead Splicers/Splicers.
Plans, monitors, and reviews the installation during the construction phase
Reviews project costs and analyzes percentage of completion verses project cost
Works closely with customers to maintain expectations and timelines
Builds and maintains relationships with customers
Looks for new opportunities
Works with the Division Manager and Estimator on forecasting of work and manpower needs
Review of team members on a yearly basis, works with Division Manager for reviews and raises
Integral in the hiring process looks for new hires
Continually works to improve workflow and operations
Works closely with the Estimator to schedule manpower and material for projects
Attends weekly team meetings to discuss any issues, projects, manpower
Inspection cleanliness of company vehicles
Reviews employee timesheets on a weekly basis for being correct and submits them along with equipment sheets.
Works closely with the estimators to bid projects
Prior to invoicing/billing of projects verifies that all time and material is correct
Other duties as assigned
Must have a minimum of 5 years of verifiable field experience in splicing fiber optics and 5 years copper experience.
A thorough understanding of splicing and testing both fiber and copper plant
Able to diagnose trouble in both fiber and copper plants
Strong people skills, team building, solid leadership skills
Willing to work nights/weekends as required (available 24/7)
Able to run a crew of 8-12 OSP splicers
Able to work with customers and be able to maintain and build new
Able to teach craft to new employees
A thorough understanding of outside plant fiber including:
Planning- understanding customer’s needs, reading prints in a variety of different forms.
Project Manage- able to plan work activities and provide updates in a timely manner.
Review installations- once completed pay site visits to make sure splicing is up to our standards.
Be able to lead large cuts and throws for customers
Testing- understands both OTDR and Light Meter testing, able to put together test results as requested by customer
Splicing- understands proper means and methods of setups for OSP and ISP installations
Material- understand splicing needs and be able to stock material for splicers
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
Understanding of Microsoft Office and computer related programs
Ability to be a problem solver
Works well with a team
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.