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Telecom Service Technician II - Splicer

Telecom Service Technician II



Telecom Service Technician II - Splicer


Reporting To : Superintendent of Telecom
Department : Telecom
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $23.75 - $29.90 per hour DOE
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 4 pm

Job Summary: The Fiber Optic Cable Splicer plays a vital role in ensuring quality and timely deliveries of our fiber services along with additional services to customers. Skilled in fiber optic splicing with an understanding in engineering and splicing drawings. This position will have project management skills, ability to work independently, knowledge of construction practices for outside plant fiber placement, sufficient experience with computers and have a background in fiber optic splicing documentation practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepping and fusion or mechanical splice SM and occasionally MM fiber optic cables, in both outdoor and indoor settings
  • Constructs proper splice cases pressurized and non-pressurized, using all types and sizes of cable, including but not limited to: grounding, bonding, isolation, slack storage and sealing
  • Able to place a mid-sheath splice
  • Work with Construction PM's and/or OSP Engineers to perform fiber installation as directed.
  • Testing and troubleshooting fiber using an OTDR, optical power meter, fiber identifier and scope
  • On call rotation responding and restoring services for emergency calls, responsible for being on the job at short notice to repair damaged cables until service is restored.
  • Reviews and interprets underground and aerial cable records in existing records, on maps or in the field.
  • Makes precise recommendations for changes in running fiber optic cables, or provides input into construction methodologies.
  • Participates in engineering, permit and construction processes.
  • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as: OSHA, FCC, NESC and NEC, etc ; as well as following procedures as outlined in the Installation, Technical, Operations, and Safety Manuals, and Employee Handbook.)
  • Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Participates with telecom and non-telecom staff to enhance operational processes within KPUD.
  • Basic computer applications using computer to prepare documents, data entry, and e-mail.
  • Work flexible hours, after hours work which would include nights and weekends.
  • Strong communication skills are absolutely essential as is a cooperative attitude toward co-workers and third party vendors.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic that can provide high productivity with minimal supervision.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Work indoors in poorly ventilated areas such as attics during extreme heat with possible exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects and cleaning solutions.
  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night.
  • Work performed near power lines and electricity
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance and with a professional manner.
  • Performs other work related tasks, as assigned.

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent with five years of fiber splicing work experience.

Desired: Light Brigade Courses-FTTx OPS Design, Advanced OPS Technician, Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP)

  • Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company policies.
  • Proficient with construction equipment, hand tools, fusion splicer, OTDR, fiber identifiers and scope.
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds).
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs and climbing belt as needed.
  • Ability to drive company vehicles (bucket truck) in a safe and responsible manner and operate hydraulic aerial lifts.
  • Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs).
  • Experience in the use of bucket, boom and lift equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and organize effectively.
  • Basic understanding of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance, with a satisfactory driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to pass a background check and drug test.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information.

Submit completed Kitsap PUD job application by email to HRFinance@kpud.org

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Telecom Service Technician II


Reporting To : Superintendent of Telecom
Department : Telecom
Job Type : Full-Time
Pay Range : $20.33 - $28.06 per hour DOE
Location : Poulsbo, WA Monday - Friday, varying hours between 7:30 am - 4 pm

Job Summary: The Telecom department of Kitsap Public Utility District is rapidly expanding and is in need of an experienced Telecom Technician for expansion of the fiber optic network. A successful Telecom Technician has expert problem solving skills, works well under pressure, and enjoys challenges and working with their hands. The Telecom team operates in a rapid growing environment which requires this position to be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Directly deal with the customers in the field regarding telecom processes and installation.
  • Supports the installation, maintenance and update of the fiber optic network.
  • Performs regular, operational tests on all system components which can include testing equipment for fiber for continuity and light loss.
  • Utilize knowledge and experience to troubleshoot, identify and repair problems on the network.
  • Creates construction estimates for customers based on internal information and field visits.
  • Provides support and leadership to telecom service technicians.
  • Work with Construction PM's and/or OSP Engineers to perform fiber installation as directed.
  • Testing and troubleshooting fiber using an OTDR, optical power meter, fiber identifier and scope
  • On call rotation responding and restoring services for emergency calls, responsible for being on the job at short notice to repair damaged cables until service is restored.
  • Reviews and interprets underground and aerial cable records in existing records, on maps or in the field.
  • Makes precise recommendations for changes in running fiber optic cables, or provides input into construction methodologies.
  • Participates in engineering, permit and construction processes.
  • Perform all work as necessary to conform to quality control guidelines (includes compliance with requirements outlined in applicable regulations such as: OSHA, FCC, NESC and NEC, etc ; as well as following procedures as outlined in the Installation, Technical, Operations, and Safety Manuals, and Employee Handbook.)
  • Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment.
  • Participates with telecom and non-telecom staff to enhance operational processes within KPUD.
  • Basic computer applications using computer to prepare documents, data entry, and e-mail.
  • Work flexible hours, after hours work which would include nights and weekends.
  • Strong communication skills are absolutely essential as is a cooperative attitude toward co-workers and third party vendors.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic that can provide high productivity with minimal supervision.
  • Works effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions.
  • Work indoors in poorly ventilated areas such as attics during extreme heat with possible exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects and cleaning solutions.
  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night.
  • Work performed near power lines and electricity
  • Regular, reliable and punctual attendance and with a professional manner.
  • Performs other work related tasks, as assigned.

Academic/Work Experience Qualifications and Skills:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent with five years of closely related work experience.

Desired: Light Brigade Courses-FTTx OPS Design, Advanced OPS Technician, Certified Fiber to the Home Professional (CFHP)

  • Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company policies.
  • Proficient with construction equipment, hand tools, fusion splicer, OTDR, fiber identifiers and scope.
  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 28 ft high and 75 pounds).
  • Ability to lift and move up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs and climbing belt as needed.
  • Ability to drive company vehicles (bucket truck) in a safe and responsible manner and operate hydraulic aerial lifts.
  • Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs).
  • Experience in the use of bucket, boom and lift equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perceptions and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and organize effectively.
  • Basic understanding of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance, with a satisfactory driving record.

Applicants must have the ability to pass a background check and drug test.

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, genetic information.

Submit completed Kitsap PUD job application by email to HRFinance@kpud.org

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