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Copper Cable Journeyman Splicer

Green Planet 21

This is a Contract position in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX posted June 8, 2021.

Green Planet 21 Copper Cable Journeyman Splicer

Green Planet 21 Utility Services is a major telecommunications company providing

copper outside plant services and network decommissioning for telecommunications companies throughout the world. The Copper Cable Journeyman Splicer position will report to the Decommissioning Project Manager.


  • Perform tasks of auditing, decommissioning, compressing and rerouting traffic on copper cables.
  • Locate, trace, and inventory potential cables for extraction.
  • Analyze all existing copper cables, Exchange (Trunk) and Feeder, on Frames and in vaults and manholes. * Cable-by-cable inspection and audit of jumpers present on the frames.
  • Calculate the initial field lengths of all frame cables.
  • Document any abandoned & cut cables and cable consolidation in vaults and manholes.
  • Execute Decommission Designs without interrupting the active Telco Network. * Prepare sequence of tasks and splice function requirements.
  • Create material list requirements.
  • Self-supervise all operations to ensure all tasks are completed in accordance decommissioning designs and direction provided by Decommissioning Project Manager.
  • Assure all new traffic assignments are pretested before transfers are engaged.
  • Coordinate and document design changes requiring Engineered redesigns due to variable field conditions.
  • Coordinate removal of air pressure from Target Cable(s) with Telco’s Air Technician.
  • Assure all new traffic assignments in the field and in the CO are properly tagged and redlined in the as-built plans.
  • Safely access manholes and handholes to complete assigned underground tasks.
  • Safely operate and use bucket truck to complete assigned aerial tasks (potentially climb poles).
  • Field train and supervise the work of other Splicers when directed by Decommissioning Project Manager.
  • Complete daily production reports, mark-up plans, keep track of work hours, complete redline and as-built plans.
  • Reconcile all issued parts and materials on a daily basis to ensure accurate material usage counts.
  • Work independently and in teams.


  • Journeyman splicer: copper cable maintenance and end work: multiple years of experience.
  • Must be able to read and execute from blueprints and/or wire diagrams.
  • Have thorough knowledge of telecommunications network structure.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Experienced in: * Transfer of Alarms & circuit T1s using the proper test equipment.
  • Testing repeaters and Load coils, and conditioning pairs from end-to-end for circuits.
  • Working with paper, pic, gel and lead sheathed cables.
  • Air pressure measurement and adjustment: right tools very important.
  • Placing & transferring transducers.
  • Using all types of splicing materials.
  • Working in CO, Vaults, cross connects, terminal, manholes, handholes & preform cases.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Certified pole climber or capable of demonstrating proficiency as a pole climber.
  • Capable of operating a bucket truck.
  • Experience in demanding work environments where exceeding established production targets is expected without compromising safety of the public, crew, customer employees, and customer’s active telecommunications network.
  • Prior safety training in working in aerial and underground telecommunication networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Truck and tools sufficient for work in manholes, aerial, Central Office and Termination locations
  • Equipment requirements include, but are not limited to: * Test equipment 965 Dynatel or JDSU.
  • Throwmaster 107, MS2 splice machine, air regulators (2).
  • Detailed equipment list will be provided and inventoried by Decommissioning Project Manager.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. and open all sizes of telecom manhole covers.
  • Available to work shift work; night shift, day shift, and swing shift.
  • Exposure to confined spaces, extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • Possible exposure and handling of lead cable which may require the use of PPE Equipment.
  • Able to safely climb ladders into and out of manholes multiple times per day with heavy loads of equipment.
  • Capable of demonstrating proficiency as a pole climber.
  • Capable of operating a bucket truck.

Work Environment:

  • Must be willing to travel to job sites throughout the world for extended stay assignments for projects lasting up to 6 months.
  • Outside Field work in manholes and on poles throughout all type of weather conditions.

Other Requirements:

  • Passing Background Checks and Drug Testing before and during employment.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Copper Splicing: 3 years (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • On the road

Work Remotely:

  • No