Fiber Optic Technician Apprentice

  • Post Date:February 10, 2020
  • Apply Before: April 28, 2022
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Job Description

Working with your hands can be a rewarding career choice. Do you want to apply your mechanical skills, make good money; and learn a unique, complex and ever-changing trade job? Fiber splicing combines your mechanical aptitude, science and the newest telecommunications knowledge into a rewarding career.

Benefits as a Fiber Splicer Apprentice

You will be at the forefront of building the infrastructure that supports Fiber Optic initiatives. Telecommunications consistently evolves, so you can learn a skill and progress in a field of study that always requires skilled technicians.

  • Pay ranges from $16-22+/HR depending on skills and certification level
  • On the job training available
  • Consistent growth – you will be with a team of experienced splicers showing you the ropes
  • Health, dental, vision, PTO and specific holidays off
  • Many opportunities for over time and travel
  • Obtain industry certifications like Certified Fiber Optic Technician and NCTI’s Fiber Installation & Activation through structured training programs
  • Obtain other certifications like OSHA 10, CPR and NCTI Installer through structured training programs

Overall Responsibilities as a Fiber Splicing Apprentice

Fiber Optic Splicing Technicians master the equipment, tools and technology necessary to splice fine loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cable that is used in the construction of fiber to home, business and commercial sites. As an apprentice, your goal will be to jump in and learn the trade inside and out, becoming a Master Fiber Optic Splicing Technician:

You will learn and understand these principles to Fiber Splicing:

  • Installation, repair and testing of fiber and the different components
  • Understand how to splice loose tube and ribbon fiber in compliance with modern standards
  • Understand how to connect and configure Fiber Optic networks for facilities while also troubleshooting occurring problems
  • Understand how to interpret work orders and prints to determine what is required per project
  • Master the use of splicing technology such as OTDRs, VFL, OLTS
  • Learn the techniques for fusion splicing, termination and OSP installation
  • Learn to work with a team of Splicers to accomplish deadlines and fiber needs

Job Qualifications you will learn a long the way as a Fiber Optic Splicing Apprentice

As an apprentice, you will obtain initial certifications then learn on the job with experienced Splicers. The senior technician on your team will look and verify your skill level in these areas:

  • Learn the lingo and acronym such as OTDR (Optical time-domain reflectometer)
  • Learn the telecommunications space inside and out from fiber to home, outside plant, engineering, construction and operation
  • Become skilled in fiber optic splicing, testing, repair and common industry trends and compliance
  • Know the differences between loose tube and ribbon fiber optic cable
  • Understand how to correlate information from an OTDR for testing/reporting
  • Learn and become proficient in reading schematics, reports and plans
  • Ability to work outdoors, in splicing labs and other environments

Requirements needed to become a Fiber Splicer Apprentice:

  • Clean background and driver’s license history
  • Mechanical experience in some form is a plus (auto, telecom, electrical, plumbing, military experience)
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of the time

Who is CollabFirst?

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