Business Construction Technician I
Company: ImOn Communications
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: April 9, 2021
ImOn Communications is the LOCAL choice for cable TV, high-speed
Internet and phone service. We value the relationships we have with
colleagues, customers, and members of our community and look
forward to serving Eastern Iowa for many years to come. As we
expand our service availability we are looking for a Business
Construction Technician to be a part of the ImOn Difference! Our
employees share a passion for "Creating Connections One Person at a
Time" and fostering a fun and rewarding work environment. This
Business Construction Technician will perform tasks necessary to
build a service order and build activity associated with network
facilities (copper, coax, and fiber). Focuses on the overall
operations of the network, including network performance,
installation, and/or maintenance. Conducts routine network
operations activities, including translations and other duties
involved with the preparation needed prior to installation or the
tracking and analysis of network elements. Outside plant
construction pathways are either aerial, underground, conduit,
direct buried and can be used in any combination depending on the
job requirements. Essential Job Responsibilities for Primary
Functional Area of Accountability
- Builds, repairs and maintains major cable system and structures
such as broken lashing, replacing or re-sagging aerial strand, pole
transfers, down-guys, aerial to underground conversion,
substructure repairs and cable replacements related to system
outages, maintenance, rebuilds and emergencies or hazards.
- Turn up hard line splicing, phone, fiber, pole transfers, and
relocation network projects by completing the following tasks with
- Do the prep work for Loose Tube, Mid-Sheath, and Splitting
Ribbon Buffer Tube. Fiber optic cable.
- Splicing Fiber optic cable (loose tube, Ribbon, Multi-mode)
fiber together, customer and company termination panels.
- Ability to Operate Optical Time Domain Reflector meters to test
fiber use of visual fault light and power meter loss and
- Complete a building entrance for services
- Aerial Telecommunications Construction
- Construct aerial network fiber (FTTX)
- Pole frames
- Gigging cable
- Reads and interprets work orders, specifications, and
- Fiber Documentation - read and understand the following:
- Maps for FTTX- new fiber to the X or subscriber
- Maps for HFC and Phone
- Fiber Splice documentation
- Termination Assignments
- Performs construction work such as digging holes, climbing
telephone poles, placing and removing anchors, pulling and
stringing wire/cable from pole to pole, laying cable and conduit in
- Operates power equipment such as generators, blowers and
hydraulic aerial lifts mounted on trucks.
- Uses test equipment to check for gas in manholes; may be
required to empty water and other debris from manholes.
- Dismantles, moves, and removes aerial, underground or building
wire, cable associated equipment, and hardware.
- Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches
various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or
- Responds to and participates in emergency and outage situations
that require heavy construction capabilities.
- Ensures that all work considers the safety of the customer and
general public and compliance with all governmental orders.
- Able and willing to work outdoors and in inclement weather
- Some travel involved, occasionally overnight
- All other duties as assigned Requirements Required Experience,
Training, and Special Qualifications --- 1+ year(s) experience in
one or combination of equipment installation, cable splicing, line
work, installation and repair. --- Must accommodate after-hours
work as required. --- High School Diploma or equivalent. --- Valid
Iowa Driver License with the ability to obtain an Iowa CDL Class
DII Driver License for bucket trucks and a driving record that
allows employee to be insured by ImOn's insurance carrier. ---
Aerial only work will require DOT Class B License with an air brake
endorsement as well as the ability to gaff and climb poles.
Essential Physical Abilities * Requires the following with or
without reasonable accommodation: --- Sufficient clarity of speech
and hearing which permits the employee to communicate effectively.
--- Vision ability: close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to
adjust focus --- Must have a valid driver's license and
satisfactory driving record --- Must accommodate various working
conditions such as: Poorly ventilated areas such as attics during
extreme heat, dust, dirt, noise, insects, cleaning solutions ---
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day
or night --- Work near power lines and electricity --- Work and
travel in inclement weather --- Ability to work while standing 50 -
70% of the time --- Ability to use the following hand tools:
electric drills, hammers, wrenches, and screwdrivers. --- Ability
to perform job from high places (i.e. poles and roofs) --- Ability
to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching,
twisting --- Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds
of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs,
ladders, and fully loaded tool belts --- Ability to carry, climb
and operate extension ladder, (approx. 28 ft high and 75+ pounds)
--- Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as
needed --- Employees must be able to use required personal
protective equipment to adhere to safety requirements. ---
Employees in this position must weigh within the safety weight
requirements (250lbs without tools) to safely operate company
ladders and bucket trucks which are essential to this position.
ImOn also offers competitive pay, health and dental insurance,
401(k), discounted Cable, Internet & Phone services, and additional
perks such as FREE vision insurance, FREE life insurance and FREE
short term/long term disability, as well as vacation & holiday pay,
and community volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in
being a part of the ImOn Difference apply today!
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