NineStar Connect
  • NineStar - Operations & Engineering
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Excellent benefits available

NineStar Connect is seeking an Outside Plant (OSP) Technician.

Job Summary

This position is within the Telecom Operations Department.  This is a bargaining unit position that requires some evening and weekend work.  Outside Plant Technicians perform various functions in the transport and delivery of NineStar Connect services from the head-end to customer premise locations, as well as, between core network sites, over a principally fiber-optic network.  This position includes installing, splicing, terminating, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting all types of OSP/ISP cables in varying climates and conditions. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Install, splice, terminate, and test both OSP/ISP multi-strand/pair fiber-optic and shielded-twisted-pair (STP) cables.
  • Troubleshoot and repair damaged, or non-compliant, fiber-optic strands and pairs as necessary to ensure network performance and reliability.
  • Repair and maintain aerial and underground fiber-optic and STP cables.  This includes installing and removing aerial cable and strands, attaching hardware, inspecting and repairing lines as needed.
  • Installing equipment and devices at customer termination/demarcation locations, as well as, preparing and installing network cabinet sites in accordance with company and industry standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of fiber-optic and STP cable structure, uses, and network components, as well as, "best-practices"
  • Knowledge of various OSP/ISP network architecture and topology
  • Skill in operating various types of vehicles and construction equipment along with possessing or the ability to obtain a Class A CDL, along with a clean driving record.
  • Skill in utilizing fusion splicers, optical-time-domain reflectometers (OTDR), power meters, and power/hand tools in the performance of duties as assigned 
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow engineering specification, schematic, and staking sheets/diagrams, as well as, oral or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner including working independently and making technical decisions.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 60 lbs.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Entry level position requiring a minimum of 1-3 years' experience in network construction, operations/maintenance, or installation used for the delivery of data, video, and voice over various media.  Other relevant or post-secondary education a plus.  Possession of BICSI Installer 2 Optical Fiber or Copper (INSTC or INSTF) OR Technician (TECH) certifications are preferred. 

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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