Fiber Splicer
Crown Castle USA Inc
 Dublin, CA

Fiber Splicer

Company Summary

Example: Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world's most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion

Position Summary

The Fiber Splicer position will splice fiber optic cables in the air, underground, and indoors. The position will need to have attention to detail in regards to setting up splice locations, termination points, and general fiber optic construction. The work is typically performed outdoors, but indoor work may also be required. This position will be subject to on-call duties. Weekends and holiday work may also be required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Install, Turn–up, Test and Provision SONET, WDM and Ethernet equipment in an optical fiber network adhering to engineered design.
  • Splicing on new construction and restoration for a variety of cable types (Loose Tube, Ribbon, Micro, OPGW, etc). Active splicing activity in cables with both dark fiber and lit services.
  • Conduct and validate all testing of network equipment to ensure adherence to all Crown Castle Fiber procedures and equipment manufacturer's 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 any and 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 Valid Driver's license required Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Two (2) to five (5) years 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 Reports To: Entry level Telecommunications Full-Time 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.
  • Individual Contributor
  • Employment Type
  • Wireless
  • Industry
  • Seniority Level
  • Manager Field Operations, Supervisor Field Operations, Manager Fiber Construction, or Supervisor Fiber Construction
  • Fiber Splicer

Company Summary

Example: Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world's most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion

Position Summary

The Fiber Splicer position will splice fiber optic cables in the air, underground, and indoors. The position will need to have attention to detail in regards to setting up splice locations, termination points, and general fiber optic construction. The work is typically performed outdoors, but indoor work may also be required. This position will be subject to on-call duties. Weekends and holiday work may also be required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Install, Turn–up, Test and Provision SONET, WDM and Ethernet equipment in an optical fiber network adhering to engineered design.
  • Splicing on new construction and restoration for a variety of cable types (Loose Tube, Ribbon, Micro, OPGW, etc). Active splicing activity in cables with both dark fiber and lit services.
  • Conduct and validate all testing of network equipment to ensure adherence to all Crown Castle Fiber procedures and equipment manufacturer's 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 any and 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 Valid Driver's license required Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Two (2) to five (5) years 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 Reports To: Entry level Telecommunications Full-Time 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.
  • Individual Contributor
  • Employment Type
  • Wireless
  • Industry
  • Seniority Level
  • Manager Field Operations, Supervisor Field Operations, Manager Fiber Construction, or Supervisor Fiber Construction