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Splicing operations manager

Job Title
Splicing operations manager
Job ID
Columbus,  OH
Other Location
Job Title:                            Splicing operations manager
Business Unit:                  Gundenkauf, a Congruex Company
Reports To:                       Division Manager
Employment Status:       Full-time, Exempt (salaried)
Primary Location:            Columbus, OH
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 to provide scheduling of copper and fiber splicers orders material and supplies as needed for projects
  • Position will cover the states of West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky and Pennsylvania 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
  • Reprimanding (depending on severity involves the Division Manager or VP) of employees due to any Gudenkauf/Congruex policy infractions
  • 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
  • Invoicing/Billing/WIP
  • Prior to invoicing/billing of projects verifies that all time and material is correct
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Skills:
  • 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
  • Be organized
  • 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.

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