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Central Construction Fiber Splicer / Fiber Optic Technician

Company: Midco
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

DescriptionWork hands applying the latest technologies as you build, maintain and splice Midco's fiber optic network. This position can be located in Cambridge or Forest Lake, MN or New Richmond, WI.
KEY FUNCTIONS:


  • Engage in Construction team efforts to maintain, expand and upgrade Midco's regional network.
  • Splicing fiber optic cables in both outdoor and indoor settings.
  • Ensure the completion with high levels of accuracy on all fiber assignments by performing pre-checks to verify traffic and accurate labeling to maintain fiber documentation with 100% accuracy.
  • Ensure the integrity of the fiber system by using approved industry test procedures.
  • Reading, creating and maintaining accurate splicing schematics and diagrams in GIS fiber management platform.
  • Possess an in-depth knowledge of RF, fiber, and HFC systems.
  • Resolve problems and questions for Field Operations, while providing optimal internal customer service.
  • Inspect completed work for compliance and quality assurance.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of technological developments in the industry.
  • Read, comprehend, and utilize cable system maps and plans in both AutoCAD and GIS format.
  • Assist in preparing site surveys.
  • Prepare asbuilts and update maps accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all project documents are complete in their entirety, placed in Compass, and kept current.
  • Wear safety apparel which includes hard hats (where required), safety vests, OSHA approved boots, etc.
  • Be ready, willing, and able to travel. Travel may be as high as 80%, depending on business needs.
  • Maintain current, valid driver's license and good to excellent driving record (DUI within the last 5 years disqualifies you for employment in this position).
  • Operate and drive a Company vehicle in accordance with all Midco policies including maintaining a safe driving record.
  • Drive/maneuver vehicle and cable trailer in and around construction sites, parking lots, etc.
  • Possess knowledge of Midco's safety program (Target Zero), practice and enforce safety rules and procedures.
  • Follow and serve as a role model in displaying Midco's Core Values and Leadership Success Drivers.
  • Adhere to Midco's privacy guidelines to ensure each customer's privacy.
  • Maintain regular attendance as required by your position.

    ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Demonstrate technical proficiency in several areas of the field.
    • Function as an effective team member while supporting the efforts and strategies, initiatives and projects of other departments.
    • Support the mission, vision, and values of Midco.
    • Apply personal ethics, honesty, initiative, flexibility, responsibility, and confidentiality in all areas of responsibility.
    • Possess an enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented approach towards work and all work projects.
    • Possess strong problem-solving, critical-thinking and decision-making skills while using good judgment.
    • Multi-task without the loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that develops positive relationships with team members, customer and leadership.
    • Adhere to and actively follow Midco policies and procedures.
    • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

      EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
      Position leveling will be assigned congruent to experience and training.



      Level
      Requirements


      New Hire

      No previous experience required
      Construction FTR Certification required within 90 days
      Light Brigade 1-2-3 Four Day Fiber Optic Workshop, or equivalent experience, within 90 days



      Level 1

      All requirements of Central Construction Fiber Optic Tech met.
      Associates Degree or equivalent experience required.



      Three to five years' fiber splicing experience in the cable telecommunications industry preferred.


      Experience with fusion splicing both loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cables, including the ability to place a mid-sheath.



      Working knowledge of CATV Networks, the National Electrical Code, OSHA regulations, federal, state and local regulations, general safety standards, and the entire telecommunications system configuration required.
      NCTI Fiber Installer and Activation
      NCTI Fiber Testing and Maintenance
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician FTR 1 Certification Test
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician Field Competency 1 Test



      Level 2
      All requirements of Central Construction Fiber Optic Tech Level I met.


      Minimum 2 years in role or equivalent experience.


      Proficient in the use of GIS and Fiber Manager to generate fiber splicing cut sheets, update fiber network components.



      Proficient in Fiber Optic testing to include OTDR Certification and Transport Fiber Characterization.
      Light Brigade Advance Outside Plant Technician Workshop, or equivalent experience, attained
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician FTR 2 Certification Test
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician Field Competency 2 Test



      Level 3

      All requirements of Central Construction Fiber Optic Tech Level 2 met.
      Minimum 4 years in role or equivalent experience.
      Fully proficient in GIS Arch FM functionality
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician FTR 3 Certification Test
      Construction Fiber Optic Technician Field Competency 3 Test




      WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

      • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry loads of up to 84 lbs.
      • The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.
      • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and may occasionally be exposed to moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, risk of electrical shock, and risk of radiation and vibration.
      • In-person visits to a customer's home or place of business are normal in the performance of this job. Specific abilities required include accessing a customer's home or place of business by stairs or elevator, operating doors or other entrances, navigating hallways and buildings, etc., and adapting successfully to a constantly changing environment.
      • Employees may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per week and other than normal business hours, such as holidays, evenings and weekends as business demands.
      • Must be able to climb poles, ladders, and other structures with proper equipment.
      • Must be able to work from elevated heights and in tight spaces such as attics and crawlspaces.
      • The employee is required to travel up to 80% of flexible scheduled hours.

        ABOUT MIDCO:

        • Is the leading provider of reliable, high-speed internet via fiber and fixed wireless technology, serving 460,000 homes and businesses in 400 communities across the Midwest.
        • Provides exceptional customer experience and a superior network, while being a force for good in the communities we serve.
        • Delivers TV services including Midco Sports (a regional sports network), phone, data center and advertising services, plus wholesale networking solutions.

          Ready to work at Midco? We thought so. Here are a few more reasons why Midco is one of the best places to work:

          • Free Midco internet & TV
          • Great opportunities to get involved in volunteerism
          • Generous 401(k) match and paid time away from work programs
          • And many more

            Visit to learn about employment opportunities and apply today.
            Midco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view our full EEO and federal contractor supplemental posters, please refer to .

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Midco, Minneapolis , Central Construction Fiber Splicer / Fiber Optic Technician, Professions , Cambridge, Minnesota

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