Fiber Optic Drop Technician

Company: OzarksGo, LLC

Updated: 8/16/2022

Description:

OzarksGo, based in Fayetteville, Arkansas a telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative, offering all-fiber gigabit internet and premium television and telephone services to Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. Ozarks provides to its employees: 100% paid medical/dental coverage for you and your dependents, and a 401(k) plan with employer match. We also provide paid time off, 9 paid holidays, disability benefits, life insurance and tuition reimbursement. POSITION SUMMARY To be responsible for placing fiber optic drops to residential and commercial customers and maintenance of drop services on our fiber-to-the-home network. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS Reports to: Underground Construction Supervisor MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES Fiber optic splicing (3M Crimp lock). Take light meter readings. Perform construction related duties including buried and aerial drops and network extensions. Use Interpersonal skills for interaction with customers for installation requirements and issue resolution. Be able to work from heights including pole, ladder, and bucket truck. Work with electronic maps and document and maintain records of work performed. Aerial and Underground maintenance of fiber optic drops. Preserves confidentiality of company issues when relating to staff, customers, and general public. Supports the Bylaws, guidelines, policies, and philosophies of the company at all times. Supports the Mission Statement and Core Values at all times. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The Fiber Optic Drop Technician shall be required to perform any other duties assigned in order to fulfill the objectives of OzarksGo. EXTERNAL CONTACTS Subscribers - To support and assist subscribers to access the network. To be a team player and maintain good relations in all contacts with the general public. POSITION SPECIFICATIONS Education, Job knowledge and Training: High school diploma is required. Technical degree or training preferred. Must have experience in telecommunications and fiber optic construction, drop construction and/or fiber splicing. Background in home construction/remodeling, experience with bucket trucks and trenching/plowing equipment is beneficial. Equipment Operated: Must be able to operate all equipment normally found in an office environment. Must have valid driver's license without violation, which would prohibit insurability. Abilities and Skills: Must be able to build drops to OzarksGo specifications. Must have general PC abilities including Microsoft Office and tablet operating skills. Must be able to operate and navigate electronic maps. Must have or be able to obtain a Class A CDL. Physical Effort: The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Rarely lifts up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to bend, stoop, or stand, as necessary. Visual and Audio Acuity - Visual and audio acuity is essential function of this position. Working Conditions: Must work in inclement weather. Normal office/field conditions. Some irregular hours may be required. Frequent daytime travel across the entire service territory for installation inspection and subscriber and landowner issues. Occasional overnight travel may be required. After an offer of employment has been made, a physical examination is required which will include drug testing. The physical activities and environmental characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. OzarksGo, LLC, is an EOE/AA/W/M/VETERAN/Disability employer. For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://www.applicantpro.com/j/2521546-126768