CABLE TECHNICIAN
CenturyLink - Long Beach, WA

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Maintains/repairs and tests copper cable and/or fiber optic cable in an underground, aerial, or buried environment.
· Troubleshoots problems that will require cable repair, cable maintenance, air pressure, splicing, faultfinding, etc.
· Makes splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations. Uses heavy-duty power equipment (e.g., compressors, pumps, blowers), hand tools, power tools (air and electric), and specialty tools, including electric and electronic measuring devices (e.g., multi-meters, volt-ohm meters), in the construction and repair of outside plant facilities.
· Performs testing and turn-up of subscriber lines, carrier plant, and/or fiber optic plant.
· Locates and repairs air leaks in aerial, underground, and/or buried cable.
· Locates, joins, repairs and rearranges cable and cable conductors in buildings and aerial or buried plant.
· Initiates or performs cable cuts, transfer projects, and/or load balance cuts, and issues necessary cuts to prevent blocking.
· Installs, maintains/repairs, and tests residential/small business telecommunication service (POTS and DSL).
· Connects wires and cables to terminals, and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, and poles.
· Performs continuity and/or conformance testing.
· Reads and interprets customer service orders, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc.
· Receives service orders, worksheets (detailed diagrams describing nature and location of equipment to be installed or repaired) and repair tickets from supervisor or other designated employees and performs specified work.
· Works with telecom color-coded wires and cables.
Job Requirements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have basic AC/DC knowledge.
  • Must have basic knowledge of subscriber carrier.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the efficient operation of test equipment used to verify cable faults.
  • Must have basic ability to read cable plats and schematics.
  • Must know the telephone industry standard color code and have the ability to splice aerial, buried and underground cable.
  • Must have the physical ability to climb utility poles using pole climbers.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience as a plant technician
. PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
Ability to identify colors.
Physical ability to climb poles. Includes seeing, sitting, standing, hearing, walking, speaking, climbing, writing, lifting, carrying, driving, and being in attendance.
Must be able to work in confined spaces.

Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.

Disclaimer
The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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