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Fiber Technician IV


Bossier City, LA, US, 71111

Brand:  Optimum
Requisition #:  3234

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

Job Summary

Performs and assists in the installation, splicing, testing, documentation and service of fiber optic equipment in a manner that ensures company technical requirements are adhered to, thereby ensuring customer satisfaction through high level operational efficiency. Assist the fiber technician Senior, fiber technician advanced and fiber supervisor in daily work procedures. Position serves as a conduit for the delivery of all products such as Video, HSD, iO, VoIP, Lightpath and BCOOL to the customer. 


  • Performs survey's using system prints, red lines, walk wheel for all projects related to maintenance or new growth
  • Performs as built of fiber optic enclosures and fiber optic cables utilizing system prints and at times producing drawings in the field.
  • Responsible for the interpretations and utilization of fiber POC design principals in a manner that ensures a high level of operational efficiency.
  • Possess adequate knowledge of headend operations in a manner that ensures fiber related tasks are performed in an efficient manner.
  • Performs internal and external route engineering of fiber optic cables within Altice, Lightpath, and new or existing customer facilities to pole or trench line.
  • Complies with safety guidelines as laid out in company safety manual, in relationship with OSHA, National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), Blue Book, SCTE construction and fiber manual and Building Officials Code Administration (BOCA).
  • Performs troubleshooting of CATV system active and passive devices pertaining to fiber optic nodes utilizing company approved test equipment
  • Works a flexible schedule, including weekends, nights, overtime, emergency storm duty and standby as needed
  • Performs installation of fiber optic related components including but not limited to fiber jumpers, optical attenuators, and termination panels.
  • Assist in performing emergency restoration of fiber damage or cuts. Including prepping, splice enclosure entry, building of splice enclosure, traying, locating of slack spans, and installation of restoration kits.
  • Performs revisions of Altice / Lightpath fiber optic system prints or diagrams utilizing mapping software.
  • Performs preparation of fiber optic cable for entry into an existing or new splice enclosure. Including taping down fiber cables, stripping of outer jacket, removal of (binder thread, armor, strength member, buffer tubes), exposure and cleaning of individual fibers, and splicing of non-service effecting (dark) low to intermediate count fiber cables
  • Qualifications

    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Previous Fiber/Splicing experience required.
    • Previous Outside Plan technical experience strongly preferred.
    • Must have all working knowledge of duties/responsibilities in the BBT IV Fiber description.
    • Good written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to work flexible schedule, including weekends, nights, overtime, emergency storm duty and standby as needed.
    • Knowledge of all mdu, aerial, and underground construction procedures, specifications, materials, and equipment.
    • Knowledge of grounding and bonding specifications as necessary.
    • Knowledge of basic design calculations including fiber.
    • Basic knowledge of computer skills. (MS office, GroupWise, Visio, Streets & Trips, Mapping/Drafting software)
    • Ability to read maps. (Road and Systems)
    • Knowledge of the following POC products but not limited to: Fiber cables - (Single Mode, Dispersion Shifted, Multimode, Hybrid Fiber) HFC Power Supplies - (3, 6 and 8 battery units) HFC Coax Actives / Passives - Antronix, SA, Motorola/GI, etc Coax Cable - Trilogy MC2, CommScope P1, 2 & 3 and other cables Coax Connectors - all sizes from RG59 to 1125 inch QR
    • Basic knowledge of but not limited to the following fiber test equipment - Basic knowledge of but not limited to outside plant test equipment
    • Internal Field Service Technician applicants must fully complete their field service career progression program and spend a minimum of twelve months as an Outside Plant Tech III to be deemed eligible.
    • Appropriate valid driver’s license and driving record within Company standards. Ability to obtain current DOT (Department of Transportation) medical card and valid CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) where applicable; must comply with all applicable DOT requirements
    • An “Activity Analysis” of the physical demands required to perform this job’s essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation will be provided upon request and with an offer of employment.  Must pass a physical assessment of those physical demands post offer/pre employment and if returning to work following a leave of absence, conducted at the Company’s assessment vendor.

    Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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