Senior Fiber splicer at Cable One Inc. in BLUFFTON, South Carolina

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description:

At Cable One and our family of brands, we keep our customers and associates connected to what matters most. For our associates, that means: a thriving and rewarding career, respect for the communities where they live and work, a focus on health and wellness, an excellent work/life balance, and an open and inclusive workplace.

The Fiber Splicer II is responsible for the installation, prepping, splicing, testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic cabling in both inside plant and outside plant environments. The position requires a good working knowledge of fiber optic networks and their related equipment to provide maximum operating efficiency.

What you will do to contribute to the company's success

Set forth below is a list of the essential duties and responsibilities (or "essential functions") of this position.

  • Performs splicing of fiber optic cables, both fusion, mass fusion and mechanical, to include terminating various types of connectors.

  • Constructs proper splicing in fiber enclosures and fiber termination panels to include grounding, bonding, isolation, storage and sealing in both aerial and underground applications.

  • Performs testing utilizing OTDR's, Power Meter/Light Sources, OLTS and VFLs; interprets and analyzes data; identifies and troubleshoots problems.

  • Reads, creates and maintains accurate splicing schematics, records and diagrams.

  • Performs aerial construction activities, including but not limited to, installing aerial fiber, installing fiber storage (snow shoes), completing pole transfers and performing necessary clean-up work.

  • Performs underground construction activities, including but not limited to, pulling cable/fiber through conduits, digging up and repairing damaged conduit and underground vaults or pedestals.

  • Pulls various type of cables, including, but not limited to fiber, coax and copper in conduit.

  • Performs traffic control flagging duties for roads and highways as needed.

  • Ensures company assets are properly and continuously maintained in excellent operating condition while secured in a safe manner.

  • Accurately completes progress forms, project activity reports and all other documentation pertaining to work assignments.

  • Surveys jobs sites while considering all safety measures to ensure a safe working environment for associates, general public and property.

  • Stays familiar with proper safety equipment and the proper use of the equipment and installation.

  • Follows OSHA, NESC, and Company safety regulations and precautions when completing assigned work.

Other duties and/or responsibilities not specifically set forth above may, however, be assigned as needed. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation(s) will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. In addition, set forth below is a non-exhaustive list of requirements that are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability necessary to perform this position. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation(s) will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with fusion splicing, testing OTDR, power meters and troubleshooting fiber optic networks.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in all essential duties and responsibilities.

  • Valid CLASS A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and a good driving record.

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification or Advanced OSP Technician certification.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of splicing loose tube and ribbon fiber cables of all count sizes to include mid-sheath splicing.

  • Must have good attention to detail regarding setting up splice locations, termination points and general fiber construction.

  • Knowledge and practice of BICSI, EIA, TIA standards.

  • Must be comfortable entering and maintaining existing splice enclosures.

  • Familiarity of equipment and service delivery over FttH, FttT, FttX, Fixed Wireless, PON, OLT applications.

  • Ability to follow directions.

  • Ability to operate hand, power and specialty tools.

  • Positive attitude.

  • Must display strong work ethic and dependability.

  • Ability to recognize priority issues and escalate accordingly.

  • Passion for your work and the mission of the company.

  • May be required to work day, evening or night schedules, overtime, emergency call-outs, weekends and out-of-town assignments as required.

Physical Demands

The non-exhaustive list of physical demands described here are representative of those required of an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation(s) will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is continuously required to stand; walk; sit; talk or hear. The associate is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Excellent manual dexterity is required. The associate is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and lift to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While non-exhaustive, the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Whenever practicable and, in accordance with legal guidelines, reasonable accommodation(s) will be made to enable an otherwise qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of the position in the work environment described herein.

This position is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Core Competencies

  • Committed: Values each and every customer, while working hard to keep their business and support our communities.

  • Helpful: Delivers support in the ways that are most useful to our customers and addresses their needs with expertise, respect, and empathy.

  • Proactive: Understand what our customers need, and actively works to make their relationship with use seamless, easy, and rewarding.

  • Personal: Knows our customers well, and tailors our communications and interactions to address their needs and expectations.


Cable One and our family of brands appreciates the role our associates play to help the company grow, and in return an excellent benefits package is offered to our associates to recognize the importance of their contributions, such as:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans - start when you start!

  • Life insurance (self, spouse, children)

  • Paid time off (vacation, holiday, and personal/sick days)

  • 401(k) - 100% company match (match program starts first day of service, up to 5% of eligible compensation)

  • Group Legal plan with Identity Theft Protection

Additional Perks

  • Tuition reimbursement (up to $5,250 on 1st year)

  • Up to seventy-five dollars a month towards cable and internet services

  • Annual community support to various organizations across the U.S.

  • Associate recognition & awards programs

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Collaborative work environment

We're an Award-Winning Organization!

  • Forbes' "America's Best Midsized Employers" 2021-2023

Our Commitment

Diversity lies in the communities we serve and among the associates who dedicate themselves to ensure our continued success. Here at Cable One and our family of brands, we believe it is our individual and unique talents, backgrounds, and perspectives that, when combined, truly make us an unstoppable force. "Stronger Together" is not just a verbal cue, it is the motto that our associates live by, exemplify, and embody each and every day.

Cable One and our family of brands is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

Pre-hire Processes

Cable One and our family of brands is committed to keeping our associates and customers safe. Job offers are contingent upon the results of background, drug screening, and reference check. Only after successfully passing these pre-hire clearances are individuals approved for hire and ready to start their successful and rewarding career.

Individuals hired into DOT regulated positions must be able to meet and maintain the requirements under the Company's DOT program, including successfully complete and pass a road test examination, driver's record safety review, drug testing, DOT physical, and past employer safety performance history. In accordance with DOT policy, the Company retrieves driving records and randomly tests for illegal substances.



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