Full Time
Pigeon, MI
Posted 4 weeks ago

PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION: 

The Construction Technician is responsible for representing Pigeon Telephone on-site for fiber-optic cable construction and overseeing installation of fiber and copper service drops. This position works closely with contractors and requires a high level of accuracy in order to ensure that facilities are placed properly according to prints supplied by engineering.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Utilizes utility maps, prints, and aerial imagery to assist in identifying placement of fiber-optic facilities and service drops.
  2. Assists contractor with placement of cables, service drops and other materials as necessary to ensure work is completed according to company standards
  3. Prepares fiber and copper cables and hand holes for splicing before splice team arrival.
  4. Maintains detailed and accurate records and documents.
  5. Maintains inventory of necessary supplies/materials at remote job sites and coordinate transport of materials between plant staff and contractor.
  6. Acts as backup to plant engineer by providing records of all construction completed.
  7. Communicates with team leaders, customers, and contractors to coordinate daily tasks to prioritize work activities to determine travel route and timeliness.
  8. Performs outside plant activities which include but are not limited to applying NID’s to buildings, preparing for service drops using plant equipment or hand-spading and assisting splice team as needed.
  9. Marks the location of existing underground fiber and copper assets on roadways, private property, and other locations, as appropriate and needed, using required spray paints, flags and other equipment.
  10. Maintains plant facilities, company vehicle and communicates changes or issues to management.
  11. Performs other plant functions as directed.
  12. Performs job duties within Company health and safety requirements.
  13. Other duties as requested or required by management.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. High School diploma or GED required.
  2. Ability to read and understand prints and other engineering documentation.
  3. Experience in the telecommunications industry preferred.
  4. Experience in field design and staking fiber to the premise preferred.
  5. Work independently with minimal supervision.
  6. Ability to document work activities using laptop computer and transmit completed tickets.
  7. Excellent verbal and communications skills.
  8. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  9. Meet MDOT requirements for medium duty commercial vehicles.
  10. Successful completion of pre-employment background screening.

 

Travel Requirements: Daily travel throughout service area is required.

 

Work Environment: This job operates outdoors in all weather conditions and all types of terrain.

Dress should be appropriate for outdoor work and must meet safety requirements.

 

Work Schedule: This is a full-time regular position where hours of work are generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional overtime may be necessary as requested by management. This position requires on-call responsibilities.

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