Cable Maintenance Technician in Reidsville, GA at Hargray

Date Posted: 7/6/2021

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Job Description

General Description of Position:


Splices maintains, and repairs all underground cables used to supply Telephone, CATV, and High-Speed Data services.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Splices, maintains, and repairs copper, coaxial and fiber cables from Central Office or Head End to the de-mark box located at the customer premises.
  • Assists in testing of fiber, coaxial, and copper cables; uses various fault locating equipment to isolate source of trouble or complaint, including forward and reverse testing of HFC plant.
  • Digs with shovel to expose severed or damaged cable. May make a sketch of bad or damaged cable to send to Engineering for replacement or upgrade of cable.
  • Locates and marks all buried cables to avoid damage by other utilities, companies, or persons; uses locator equipment such as Rycom (model 8831) and Dynatel (model 573A).
  • Reads and interprets OTDR and fiber optic power meters and coaxial (db) power meter.
  • Reads and interprets staking sheets and cable schematics to splice newly installed cable in pedestals and to terminate cable in cross connects; consisting of correctly marking cable pairs, using assigned cable counts and color code, and running jumpers; may also include bonding and grounding if needed.
  • Runs pairs for service orders for Engineering and Dispatch.
  • Assists in small cut-overs for Engineering.
  • Verifies information on repair orders and service orders; advises appropriate employees of any needed corrections or changes in information.
  • Installs protector and demarcation device at customer premises, at times working in areas with limited space, using hand tools such as drills, screw drivers, and punch tool.
  • Inspects and maintains vehicle in a clean, orderly, well-stocked fashion on a daily basis; completes necessary paperwork for maintenance or repairs to vehicle.
  • Communicates with other departments and companies to repair inoperative or substandard transmissions via the cable.
  • Refers employee and customer complaints and problems to immediate supervisor or another member of the management team.

  • Provides training and assistance for new employees; participates in cross-training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the effective operation of the department and the Company.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school graduate.
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years of copper experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of fiber optics.
  • Must have basic knowledge of HFC.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be willing to learn new material and be able to teach other employees as needed.
  • Must have valid drivers license with a safe driving history.



EOE/ Disability


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