Cable Maintenance Technician in Beaufort, South Carolina, US at Hargray

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Description of Position:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

Including but not limited to the following.

  • 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 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 on-call/standby duties as needed.
  • Night work and weekend work is required.
  • May be required to operate excavator or similar heavy equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure effective operation of the department and the Company.

 

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.    
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years copper experience.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years of fiber optics.
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years 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 driver’s license with safe driving history.

Additional Qualifications Desired:

Basic electricity (AC/DC) theory.

Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.

Basic understanding of service order flow and process.

Understanding of REA and Company construction standards and specifications.

EOE/Disability