The OSP Engineering Technician II is responsible for regularly performing inspection and verification of outside plant fiber networks to include construction elements such as conduit, fiber, splice case locations, cabinets, pole analysis, and may perform work in central office environments. When not verifying items in the field, the OSP Engineering Technician will assist designers and engineers with permitting, design, and AutoCAD work. OSP Engineering Technicians share responsibility with local contractors for both safety and quality within the market to ensure the project meets all municipality and client requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Commitment to working and leading safely, in compliance with OSHA regulations and company policies.
- Perform site visits as needed to document field conditions for new sites and site modification projects.
- Liaise with contractor for any restoration efforts.
- Conduct site or pole surveys as required. Use OSP field equipment, such as IKE +, to gather utility pole line information
- Provide field investigation of aerial and underground construction projects utilizing tools such as IKE +, GPS, laser rangefinders, and measuring wheels.
- Work with local municipalities for permitting acquisition and attend meetings in person as required
- Using AutoCAD and Google Earth to prepare project documentation and maps. Aid in research and acquisition of permits and right-of-way documentation
- Develop working relationships and effectively communicate with Management, Project Managers, Foreman, and co-workers to address and resolve problems and work in a cooperative manner to achieve company goals
- Act as a technical resource for field support, customers, sales, and operations, assisting in and addressing and resolving questions and problems
- Communicate with customers regarding project progress, where applicable
- Visit customer sites to gather OSP site survey information, evaluate customer requirements.
- Daily engagement with customer’s engineering team and project management staff via emails / phone as well as occasional in-person meetings
- Attend onsite meetings with appropriate stake holders to explain construction procedures and cable routing as necessary.
- Perform field verifications of existing plant in order to provide accurate pick up points for new development and commercial plant extensions.
- May be asked to train less experienced staff.
- All other duties assigned by manager
- No direct reports although has regular deliverable product review responsibility over peers and junior staff
- Maybe be asked to lead field teams and be responsible for tracking and delegating work on assigned projects.
- Ability to travel nationwide and work extended hours; overtime and weekends as needed
- Out of town and overnight travel may be required.
- Travel up to 80%-90% during the busy seasons.
Office work is in a normal office environment that requires the following activities:
- Ability to work in an office setting, field location, as well as in remote client sites. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to outdoor weather and landscape conditions.
- Must be able to operate a computer and all required programs
- Occasional moving supplies up to 25 pounds
Field work will be exposed to current weather elements and requires the following:
- Ability to open locks, open / close gates and doors
- Ability to ascend a ladder or lift a Handhole lid in order to obtain measurements, pictures, etc.
Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.