Apprentice Fiber Splicer

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
ID
2022-5397
Category
Construction
Workplace Type
Field
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Join us! This is a great opportunity to join Texstar Enterprises as an Apprentice Fiber Splicer. A successful Apprentice Fiber Splicer will learn to be responsible for proper preparation and splicing of fiber optic cable within a telecommunications system. You will gain knowledge in telecommunications network structure; familiarity with fiber optic cable, splice enclosures and the functionality of each; ability to use OTDR and fusion splicing equipment; learn to read fiber matrices; learn to interpret and analyze data; and learn to identify and troubleshoot problems.

 

Overview

 

A successful Apprentice Fiber Splicer will learn to be responsible for proper preparation and splicing of fiber optic cable within a telecommunications system. You will gain knowledge in telecommunications network structure; familiarity with fiber optic cable, splice enclosures and the functionality of each; ability to use OTDR and fusion splicing equipment; learn to read fiber matrices; learn to interpret and analyze data; and learn to identify and troubleshoot problems.

 

Responsibilities

  • Learn to read and understand, interpret, input, and analyze data with a high degree of accuracy and completeness
  • Learn to operate technical equipment, including but not limited to computer, OTDR and fusion splicing equipment, and understand the functioning thereof
  • Learn to complete daily production reports to document work performed
  • Learn proper use of hand tools, ladders, and equipment to assist in the completion of an assigned project
  • Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and work areas to ensure compliance with safety regulations
  • Lift and manipulate splice enclosures and other plant and equipment
  • Work safely, with or without supervision
  • Excellent manual dexterity
  • Work comfortably in cramped and/or enclosed spaces for extended periods
  • Work aloft, either from a ladder, aerial lift device, or by gaffing
  • Additional Duties as assigned 

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Prior experience preferred
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Owns basic hand tools 
  • Familiar with hand tools and equipment.  (Wrenches, Drills, Ladders, Lanyards, Forklifts, Saws, etc.) a plus
  • Follow instructions and communicate verbally and in writing
  • Valid Driver’s License: CDL License is a plus
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified pole climber or capable of demonstrating proficiency as a pole climber preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. regularly and up to 100 lbs. as needed with or without assistance
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions 

Benefits and Company Summary

Company

 

Join us!  This is a great opportunity to join Texstar Enterprises as an Apprentice Fiber Splicer.

 

Texstar Enterprises, LLC ("Texstar") provides construction and maintenance services for telecommunications providers in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest regions of the United States. We have turnkey capabilities to perform all aspects of aerial and underground line construction, repair, and maintenance services.

 

Headquartered in Selma, Texas, Texstar has been delivering reliable, cost-effective solutions to leading telecommunication providers across the country since 1989. We are fully committed to providing a safe work environment for our employees and continuously strive to exceed the expectations of our customers.

 

Benefits

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company matching.
  • Stock purchase plan
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life and ADD&D Insurance
  • Paid Holidays & Vacation (PTO) 

 

Staring pay begins at $20.00 per hour, depending on experience.

EEO

Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability, and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

 

The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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