Aerial Communications Linemen

FLSA: Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: MD, DC, & VA

This position will be responsible for stringing and maintaining fiber optic cable which includes pulling, tensioning, and stranding. This individual must be able to maintain and repair overhead fiber lines. This position will require proficiency with new cable installs, pole transfers, strand building, lashing, make readies, and equipment mounting.

Essential Job Functions, Duties & Responsibilities

  • Outside plant installations and operations not limited to framing, mounting, pulling, and grounding, installing demarcation enclosures and switches, providing splice closure hangings and lowerings, building bays, fiber distribution panels, inner-ducts, jumper pathways and other network elements needed for the installation of fiber optic equipment and patch-cords
  • Monitor, communicate and perform corrective actions to fix problems affecting any fiber or fiber related equipment
  • Provide emergency restoration services and line recovery
  • Support new business development and customer service by being available and responsive to internal and external customers and for new business inquiries
  • Provide detailed paperwork and documentation to ensure accurate record-keeping, billing and inventory
  • Follow and implement all Miss Utility Laws

Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • 2-5 years’ experience in the Outside Plant Construction field required
  • Valid Driver’s License is required with clean driving record
  • Familiar with standards and best practices for working with ladders, bucket truck, cable puller, pole truck, digging equipment, and reel-stands, as well as premise entry and electronic equipment installation
  • Must be comfortable working at elevated heights and confined spaces
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision, within broad guidelines of procedures and goals