Aerial Construction Tech - Crockett

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Full Time Crockett, Texas Posted 02/21/2024 Business unit: Field Operations Areas of interest: Construction, Field Operations, Technician Requisition Number: 2023-24798 EFR126


Under moderate supervision, build, repair and maintain HFC (hybrid fiber coax) plant and FTTH plant (Fiber to the Home) Work on a crew to construct outside plant Aerial/UG network infrastructure


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

Perform complex installations of cable in underground and/or overhead environments using the most recent company specifications and industry standards.

Prepare underground system plant for repairs; including trenching, potholing, backfill, and repair or replacement of conduits, poles, risers, or pedestals.

Perform investigation and repair of cut fiber optic cables or impairments

Dig trenches and fill ditches; bury cable; place cable in trenches and through conduit.

Install equipment used to house HFC & FTTH equipment, ground plant, or place rod or wire to serve as a ground for future installations.

Work with other Construction Technicians, in-house Technicians, and third-party contractors in performing their duties.

Perform traffic control and/or flagging as necessary.

Load and unload cable equipment and tools.

Read system prints and place cable according to prints.

Calculate signal losses from all cable lines and devices, using the signal level meter.

Adhere to industry-specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.

Know, understand, and follow company policies.

Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor.


Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write and speak English

Ability to use the following hand tools electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers

Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts

Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harnesses and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment

Ability to use personal computer and software applications

Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices

Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 32 ft high and 90 pounds)

Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks, and climbing belt as needed

Ability to differentiate between different sizes, types, and colors of wires

Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting

Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with the position (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters, etc.)

Ability to perform the job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs)

Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time

Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable connections

Ability to use handheld communication devices and applications

Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company policies

Ability to dig in all types of soil

Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner

Ability to operate machinery used for underground/overhead cable installation

Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

Ability to read general system layouts from blueprints

Ability to work independently and on a crew

Knowledge of traditional fiber architectures, Fiber Plant maintenance

Knowledge of Fusion splicers and related equipment

Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics

Knowledge of company products and services

Knowledge of the National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code and OSHA

Required Education

High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record within company-required standards

Commercial Driver License - Class A

Industry and vendor-specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E) preferred

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years

2+ years of construction work experience preferred


Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Utility/Electrical/Telecom knowledge or experience

Preferred Education


Electrical Training

NESC Communications 1910.268

Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years

1+ years of Utility/Electrical/Telecom


Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements, crawlspaces and/or manholes
Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
Work performed near power lines and electricity
Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles
Work and travel whenever required and in inclement weather

Mandatory travel on a weekly basis when required

EFR126 2023-24798 2023

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