Colorado Springs Utilities Fiber Optic Technician II in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fiber Optic Technician II
Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft
Pay Range $36.17
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 4/21/23
Fiber Optic Technician II
The starting pay for this position is $34.45/hour, followed by an increase to $36.17/hour after the completion of the probationary period.
Colorado Springs Utilities' Network Transport Services team is seeking a Fiber Optic Technician II to ensure the quality and timely delivery of our fiber optic and telecommunication services. Our team is responsible for supporting the safety, reliability, and performance of our fiber, microwave, and telecommunications infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to support a team of Fiber Technicians through installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing components of our fiber-optic network.
A day in the life of a Fiber Optic Technician II may include:
Providing guidance and support to Fiber Technicians on daily work and operations in the field
Updating and creating red lines, case audits, cut sheets, as-builts, and final build sheets
Assisting with developing training plans for Fiber Technicians, and training and assessing Fiber Technicians to organizational and industry prep, splicing, and testing standards
Reading and interpreting fiber splicing diagrams, cut sheets, prints, specifications, work scopes, and fiber optic color code charts
Evaluating fiber damage and determining the best course of action for repair
Performing fiber cable installation, blowing, placement, construction, maintenance, and repair
Leveraging multiple splicing and termination techniques, and using multiple types of cable troubleshooting equipment
Performing ring cuts, installing fiber closures, terminations, connectors, and patch panels
Locating and validating conduit for fiber path feasibility, mounting fiber termination panels and splicing cabinets, bonding and grounding fiber cables according to specifications, and operating fusion splicers and hand polishing terminations
Assisting with pre-construction inspections of job sites to evaluate the readiness of site for fiber installation – and helping coordinate site readiness issues with project scheduling personnel
Please note that working conditions and essential functions of performing this job include:
Heavy lifting and moving of materials and equipment up to 80 pounds
Climbing utility power poles using industry-standard climbing gear
Climbing and standing on extension ladders up to 28 feet for long periods of time
Performing work in confined spaces (e.g., bucket trucks) and in trenches
Exposure to inclement weather conditions
Participating in a 24/7 on-call rotation, with the ability to report onsite within 30 minutes
Who You Are
Relevant and progressively responsible experience with installing and splicing fiber, and a working knowledge of fiber optic networks
Experience with repairing fiber enclosures, dressing and prepping cables into enclosures, fanning out and preparing bare fiber, terminating connectors, mechanical/fusion splicing, pre/post OTDR testing, and Light Source and Power Meter testing on Multimode and Single Mode fiber
Knowledge of approved practices, procedures, tools, codes, and materials used in fiber optic cable splicing
Outside plant fiber optic cable blowing/placement and operating electronic fusion splicing and testing equipment
Possession of a valid, unrestricted driver's license
Who We Are
One of the largest four-service public utilities in the nation (over 500,000 customers)
A national leader in reliability (power on an average of 99.991% of the time)
Diamond Designation recipient from the American Public Power Association - a utility leader in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements
Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the most desired city to live in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)
Our Commitment to our Employees
Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families through our rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans
Disability Coverage – Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance – Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage available
Tuition Reimbursement – Employees are eligible to receive up to $5,250 annually for Tuition Reimbursement
Qualifying Public Service Employer – Payments made towards student loans may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined within the posted pay range based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate; if there is a single pay rate posted, the job starts at that rate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Skilled Trades & Craft