Warren RECC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
WARREN RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE CORPORATION
ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
FIBER OPTIC SPECIALIST I
(75%) - Ensures WRECC’s fiber optic network is properly documented. Issue construction work orders for fiber installation and maintenance. Relay technical data relating to fiber to WRECC employees and contractors for drops to customers.
(20%) – Install and test fiber optic circuits in WRECC’s corporate network.
(5%) – Technically direct fiber optic OSP contractors, fiber optic administration and fiber optic field engineering for drops to customers.
Reports to: Fiber Optic Network Engineer
Work closely with fiber engineering to evaluate and implement WRECC’s fiber optic plant customer drops.
Coordinate with OSP engineering and OSP fiber construction for timely completion of projects for customer drops.
Review fiber optic designs and work orders for accuracy for customer drops.
Order, track and inventory fiber optic material.
Complete permit applications and secure right-of-way access.
Meet with partners, subcontractors, vendors and members when necessary.
Communicate with multiple departments within WRECC and our partners to insure the successful completion of projects.
Isolate trouble and repair fiber within WRECC’s fiber network for customer drops.
Create, assign and close fiber optic work orders for customer drops.
Meet and communicate with WRECC members to advise on fiber optic service.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Records fiber optic records in ESRI mapping system.
Works according to safety rules and policies adopted by Warren RECC, is responsible for own safety, and reports all accidents to supervisor.
Complies with traffic laws, regulations, and safe practices while operating any company vehicle.
Plans, organizes, coordinates, and facilitates all related initiatives and activities related to any assigned projects.
Works according to safety rules and policies adopted by Warren RECC, is responsible for own safety, and promptly reports all accidents to supervisor.
Complies with traffic laws, regulations, and safe practices while operating any company vehicle
IMPORTANT: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Warren RECC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on the needs of the Cooperatives and/or their duties to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
POSITION: Fiber Optic Specialist I
Minimum 2-year technical degree or equivalent work experience required.
Preferred: Associate’s degree specializing in communication technology.
At least five years of related experience required.
Experience in meeting and working with people at all levels of the organization and broadband partners.
Working knowledge of fiber optic systems, including AON, PON, CWDM and FTTX required.
Understanding splice loss, reflectance, mode field diameter mismatch, Optical return loss, loss budget, link loss, etc.
Knowledge/expertise with routing and switching with current technology.
Develop/design layouts of fiber optic networks creating splicing documents, specify equipment, construction documents, cost estimates, and Bill of Materials (BOM).
Must be able to perform complicated tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, make routine decisions, problem solve in the field and react under emergency situations.
Must have knowledge and ability to use diagnostic equipment and to evaluate safety conditions and incorporate safe work practices into all areas of work.
Must work well with people in a variety of settings including after-hours trouble situations at partner locations.
Requires knowledge of utility policies, safety rules, and state and local laws pertaining to operation of vehicles and equipment.
Must be proficient in use of related equipment and must use safe work practices in all areas of work.
Should be willing to attend courses related to work.
ABILITIES & SKILLS
Ability to effectively use OTDR, PON meter, fiber power meter and fiber light meter.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office products.
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
Must be able to read and understand CAD fiber optic drawings.
Must have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office, fiber management software, and GIS mapping software.
The work involves regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts, such as noise, vibration, and electrical hazards. Occasionally, work is performed outside under adverse weather conditions, and some work is performed in elevated areas. The work environment requires the individual to stay alert continually and to take special safety precautions including use of safety equipment, and adherence to safety guidelines.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Job closes Monday July 26, 2021 at midnight.
About Warren RECC
Warren RECC was formed in 1938 to bring electricity to individuals and communities in rural areas of South Central Kentucky and we are still run locally. We serve over 67,000 members in Warren, Simpson, Butler, Grayson, Barren, Ohio, Logan and Edmonson counties. From your home to the businesses that you depend on every day, we provide the power they need to run. It’s our mission to make sure our community thrives. If you are interested in an atmosphere of teamwork and community spirit, consider applying for a position at Warren RECC.