Work Group: Local Network
Function: Cable Repair /Pressurization
Classification: Regular Full-Time employees are scheduled to work at least forty (40) hours per calendar week for an indefinite period of time.
Wage Scale: 2
Typical Work Hours:
Other Job Requirements:
- Maintains air pressure in the OSP utilizing PWEB and specialized leak locating equipment.
- Locates and repairs air leaks in aerial, underground, and/or buried cable.
- Reads and interprets service orders, technical (i.e., mechanical, electrical, digital) drawings, maps, blueprints, diagrams, etc.
- Maintains/repairs and tests cables in underground, aerial, or buried environments.
- Troubleshoots problems that will require cable repair, cable maintenance, air pressure, splicing, faultfinding, etc.
- 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.
- Makes splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations.
- Locates, joins, repairs and rearranges cable and cable conductors in buildings and aerial or buried plant.
- Connects wires and cables to terminals, and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, and poles.
- 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.
- Successful completion and passage of all applicable employment testing and interview.
- Selected candidate is required to remain in the position for a minimum of 30 months (Time in Title) and 18 months (Time in Location).
Basic Job Qualifications:
- At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing pressurized cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.
- At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing and testing cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.
- At least six (6) months of experience within the last five years connecting telecom color-coded wires and cables to terminals, attaching or detaching various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings and poles.
- Knowledge of basic electricity, as it relates to telecommunications (through classes or on-the-job training), which includes: knowledge related to the basic principles, theories, and applications of electricity (e.g., voltage, current, resistance, power, grounding, insulation, Ohm’s Law, AC/DC); knowledge of basic electrical components (e.g., conductors, insulators, switches, capacitors, inductors, transformers) and basic circuit design; and knowledge of the operation and application of common electrical components and common measurement instruments (e.g., multi-meters, etc.).
- Working knowledge of pressure testing equipment (e.g., “C” gauge, helium detector, ultra-sonic leak locator, Sidekick, 965DSP).
- Ability to use established electrical, digital, and/or mechanical principals and to perform appropriate tests to identify and solve problems encountered on the job.
- Ability to efficiently and accurately work with multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to complete designated amount of work in a specified timeframe (e.g., quality jobs per day), adjusting work assignments or schedules to meet changing work-related priorities or demands.
- Ability to work well with others to achieve common goals and to foster a cooperative climate, as well as to work independently in the field with little supervision.
- Ability to perceive differences in wire and telecom cable color.
- Ability to climb and work at elevations (e.g., from ladders, poles, lift trucks) exceeding 18 feet.
- Ability to work in confined spaces (e.g., utility holes, vaults).
- Ability to perform strenuous physical activities including, but not limited to: lifting objects weighing over 100 pounds. – Employment is contingent upon passage of the strength test.
- Ability to perform job activities outdoors in different weather conditions (e.g., extreme cold and/or heat, inclement weather).
- When working aloft, employee’s weight and tools combined may not exceed the 280-pound weight limit as specified by the manufacturer.
- A valid State driver’s license with a current satisfactory driving record.
- Ability to work varying shifts and hours including possible mandatory overtime, weekends and holidays.
PREFERRED Job Qualifications:
- At least 12 months experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing pressurized cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.
- At least 12 months experience within the last five years maintaining/repairing and testing copper cable in underground, aerial, or buried environments.
- At least 12 months of experience within the last five years connecting telecom color-coded wires and cables to terminals, attaching or detaching various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings and poles.
- Proficient interpreting pressure monitoring system data.
- Ability to read, review, interpret and understand technical documents (e.g., schematics, drawings, blueprints, layouts).
- Prior pressure technician experience.
- Ability to recognize and identify sales opportunities that meet the needs of customers and the company, including promoting and closing sales of products and services.
- Prior experience working on a computer in a Windows-based system and with Microsoft Outlook.
- Prior experience using a body belt and safety straps.
- Pole-climbing certification.
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.
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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