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Beitzel Corporation Fiber Optics Technician - Evansville, IN in Evansville, Indiana

Pillar is currently on the lookout for a full-time Fiber Optics Technician to join our Evansville, IN team. This individual will be stringing and maintaining fiber optic cable which includes pulling, tensioning, stranding, and spacing lines. This individual will troubleshoot, maintain, and repair overhead fiber lines. This position requires proficiency with new cable installs, pole transfers, strand building, lashing, make readies, and equipment mounting. The technician is also reasonable for terminating, splicing, documenting and testing fiber optic cables with an end goal of providing maximum operating efficiency. The work performed will be within Power Space.

This individual understands each product and manages the improvement of operational efficiency and must be comfortable working in heights and confined spaces for this position.

The Fiber Optics Technician reports to the Fiber Optics Project Manager and works primarily out of the Evansville location.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Terminate, splice, document and test fiber optic cables.

  • Build, test, and document pre-terminated, ready-to-ship fiber optic cable assemblies

  • Coordinate fiber activities with other Aerial Communications Linemen and other trades and departments as necessary

  • Perform ring cuts on live fiber without affecting existing services

  • Perform fiber tests with OTDRs, light source and meters

  • Provides accurate equipment location, splicing and terminating records for the fiber database

  • Monitor, communicate and perform corrective actions to fix problems affecting any fiber or fiber related equipment

  • Install demarcation enclosures, switches and other telecom equipment

  • Provide detailed paperwork and documentation to ensure accurate record-keeping, billing and inventory

  • Generate accurate reports for the fiber department

Other Duties as Assigned. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Job Qualifications:

  • Valid Driver’s License is required

  • Diversity and flexibility in work assignments is a must

  • Working knowledge of fiber design for OSP (outside plant)

  • Experience with the following equipment: fusion splicer, OTDR, power meters, traffic identifiers, lashers, ladders, bucket truck, cable puller, and reel stands

  • Familiar with standards and best practices for premise entry and electronic equipment installation

  • Understanding of the technologies and standards required for installation of fiber optic networks

  • Must be comfortable working at elevated heights and confined spaces

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, within broad guidelines of procedures and goals

  • Ability to apply technical expertise to a variety of situations, evaluating problems and implementing the best solutions

  • Ability to differentiate color codes, as well as read and understand manufacturer’s manuals for operating and repairing of electronic equipment and components

  • Verbal and written communication skills with the ability to maintain professionalism among co-workers and customers

  • Experience with Microsoft Software, such as Word and Excel

  • Must be dependable; trustworthy; and possess a positive and productive attitude

  • Willing and able to work a flexible field and shop schedule that includes extended hours, travel, overnight and out-of-town stay, night-shift and after hour calls for service and repair

  • MSHA 40-hour underground training required.

  • Ability to work underground for extended periods of time.

  • Underground mining experience is a plus but not required.

  • Willing to undergo a thorough background and drug screening process is required

Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Walk / use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls / reach with hands and arms / climb ladders and stairs / crawl / kneel

  • Work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather

  • The employee may regularly lift and/or move up to 65 pounds, as well as work with confidence on ladders and utility poles at heights of up to 60 feet

  • Perform duties on-site and underground at industrial locations

  • Required to wear safety equipment: as per OSHA/MSHA requirements including but not limited steel toed and/or metatarsal shoes, hard hat, lanyard, fire retardant, protective eye wear, etc.

  • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment

  • This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

AAP/EEO Statement

Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.

ADA Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties

This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

More About Us:

Founded in 2007, Pillar Innovations was derived from its parent company, Beitzel Corporation. While Beitzel specializes in the heavy-duty construction side of the business, Pillar specializes on the technical needs. Pillar and Beitzel have a combined total of roughly 500 employees.

Pillar Innovations prides itself on providing superior service – even long after the sale. The company operates in a unique manner, as it does not specialize in one sole product. Pillar has grown from having a niche in the mining industry, to having 16 different departments of services offered to customers. Our departments range from Automation and Instrumentation to Tower Services and Fiber Optics. The reason Pillar has taken on so many different challenges stems from decades of experience and collective motivation to outdo the outdone. Our people love to solve problems and continuously work towards improvement.

ID: 2021-1964

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Street: 9844 Hedden Road