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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Experience:

  • 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

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Copper Splicing: 3 years (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • On the road

Work Remotely:

  • No