The OSP Fielder provides a highly detailed collection of information from the job site. This position requires a working level of knowledge in all technical aspects of OSP fiber networks. The successful candidate is responsible for identifying the existing field design and layout of the Outside Plant telecommunications network to include but not limited to aerial, buried, and underground fiber network design and layout, underground conduit, manhole/handhole, building entrance, and riser facilities.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Locate, sketch and document detailed information of OSP facilities including, but not limited to cables, poles, ground structures, terminals, manholes, handholes
Provide accurate measurements of span distances, utility structures, & distances from existing/proposed OSP facilities to centerlines, property lines, and curb lines.
Identify power and communication facilities and ownership on utility poles.
Deliver detailed field notes & photographs to the engineering team.
Identification of any potential issues with proposed routes.
Understanding of OSP construction techniques.
Ability to read and understand maps, conduit records, and layout drawings.
The capability of managing own workload and prioritizing multiple field engineering assignments
Input applicable information into the company and/or customer databases, as required
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS
2+ years of experience in fiber-optic/telecommunications/telecom construction industry
Knowledge of outside plant activities (Fiber Cable Design, Pole Line Construction, Conduit System design)
Ability to read and understand as-built prints, and be able to identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, select routing of lines and equipment required for projects
Working knowledge of the telecommunications industry standards, practices, and regulations pertaining to the engineering of outside plant facilities
Understanding of general permitting requirements for State Department of Transportation, as well as other states, county, and city permitting agencies
Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office applications and Google Earth.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD (a plus)
High School Diploma and or equivalent work experience
Ability to work outdoors 90% of the time
Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record, and be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Effective communication skills and professional accountability
Ability to learn new technical systems and tools
Must be able to walk at least two miles per day carrying equipment in all types of weather.
Ability to resolve problems following standard practices, using judgment within defined policies and guidelines