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Fiber Splicer

Crown Castle
New York, NY 10007
  • Job Code
    FIBER007659

    Position Title - Fiber Splicer (T3)


    Company Summary


    Crown Castle is the nations largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demandconnecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, were the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.


    Role

    The Fiber Splicer position will be responsible for performing OTDR testing supporting technicians engaging in the splicing of fiber optic cables. The candidate will need to have attention to detail regarding setting up testing locations, termination points, and general fiber optic construction. This position will require evening shifts typically beginning at 8:00 PM and will be subject to on-call duties. Weekends and holiday work may also be required.


    Shift will be from 8pm-5am


    Responsibilities


    • Install, turnup, Test and Provision SONET, WDM and Ethernet equipment in an optical fiber network adhering to engineered design.

    • Conduct and validate all testing of network equipment to ensure adherence to all Crown Castle Fiber procedures and equipment manufacturers specifications.

    • Work with the Network Operations Center for final acceptance and testing of all newly installed equipment and rings. Tests to include validation of all provisioning, all alarm monitoring to the NMS (Network Management System), network switch protection, etc.

    • Work with Fiber Optic, SONET, Ethernet and SDH related test equipment including OTDR, PMD, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, BER Test Sets, Sniffers.

    • Perform site survey of remote locations to ensure quality installation of all racks, equipment power plants, fiber cable, etc. Report all defects to the Operations Manager and /or OSP Project Engineer.

    • Label and tag all equipment and cabling according to Network Engineering Diagrams.

    • Perform advanced analysis and troubleshooting of problems / issues while assisting the NOC/customer.

    • Participate in on-call rotation schedule for nights and weekends.

    • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required and assigned.

    • Perform both hardware and software updates and/or changes to remote site equipment as necessary.

    • Complete and maintain hard copy and/or electronic records of work completed on various assignments. Including, but not limited to, splice diagrams, patch panels, and test results.

    • Interface with customers and carriers in support of service delivery and assurance.

    • Work independently for extended periods of time.

    • Respond to Customer Troubles on 24-hour basis.

    • Work closely with the NOC, Sales, Engineering, and customers.

    Education/Certifications

    • High school diploma or equivalent required

    • Associate degree or equivalent work experience preferred

    • Valid Drivers license required

    Experience/Minimum Requirements

    • Two (2)+ of experience in the Telecom industry in the splicing, installation, maintenance and repair of network and/or Outside Plant Experience

    • Minimum of two (2) years of field experience or military experience in the wireless telephony, SMR, paging or broadcast industries required

    • Prefer prior work experience with base station equipment, NMS, equipment installation and maintenance, low-power broadcast equipment and experience in both the construction, installation and maintenance phases

    • Prefer prior use of Volt/Ohm meter, RF power meter, frequency sweep equipment, spectrum analyzer, fault locating equipment and battery conductance meters

    Other Skills/Abilities

    • Excellent organizational/administrative skills

    • Computer skills using Microsoft Office and ability to quickly learn a variety of new tracking and software programs

    • Self-motivated team player

    • Solid written and verbal communications skills.

    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

    • Customer service orientation with a strong problem-solving approach

    • Strong communication skills

    • Possession or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operation (e.g. vehicle with bucket lift).

    • Broad grasp of telecommunications including SONET, MPLS, and IP system engineering.

    • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and have equipment installation/maintenance abilities

    • Knowledge of fiber optics termination panels and AC rectifiers are preferred

    • Understanding of a Network Management System, sweep tests, and OTDR tests and data transmission technologies


    Organizational Relationship

    Reports to:


    Manager Field Operations, Supervisor Field Operations, Manager Fiber Construction, or Supervisor Fiber Construction


    Working Conditions:


    Will be required to travel to customer and/or project sites with exposure to heavy equipment and environmental conditions over 90% of the time. Works in a normal office setting with no exposure to adverse environmental conditions as little as 10% of the time. Position requires on call rotation involvement. Maintenance window work will take place at night between the hours of 11pm 7am five days a week. Ability to use hand tools, climb ladders, pull fiber cables and wires. Splicing work may be performed in a confined splice trailer or other available space. The work may often be performed near busy city, state or federal streets and highways. Employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, etc.


    Crown Castle has a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy in place requiring vaccination by your employment start date, unless approved for an accommodation or otherwise prohibited by law.


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    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
    The 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 contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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    Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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