Snr Fibre Technician

Location: CapeTown, South Africa
Salary: salary + ben
Recruiter: IT STAFFING
Job Ref: ft
Summary: ISP & Telecom Leader is recruiting nationally for Fibre Technicians

 

 

Job Description

FIBRE TECHNICIAN – SENIOR

National

 

 

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: The Fibre Technician’s main duty will be to install and repair fibre optic cables.

 

Key Performance Areas would include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing and leading Installations, troubleshooting, and maintaining all fibre optic systems in businesses, homes, schools, and other organizations to ensure that they are working properly.
  • Measuring the signal strength of television, telephone and internet connections to ensure that there is adequate performance.
  • Creating sensors and performing inspections to make sure that the fibre optic systems do not have defects that could undermine performance.
  • Conducting regular inspections of the systems with the aim of locating and repairing any defects detected during the inspections.
  • Run fibre optic cables underground or aerial and perform premises cabling
  • May be required to climb telephone poles and crawl in small spaces for installation purposes
  • Determining solutions to any problems and issues that are preventing the fibre optic systems from performing optimally.
  • Constructing a proper slice case as well as preparing and maintaining records, diagrams and

schematics relating to the splice case.

  • Work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required.
  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of fibre sites and links.
  • Documenting and reporting on work completed.
  • Maintaining project and safety documentation.
  • Inspecting fiber routes and hub sites as preventative maintenance.
  • Ensuring all attended sites are clearly labelled.
  • Allocating faults and mobilizing resources within minimal time to counter fault.
  • Restoring links quickly and effectively.

 

The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills: -

  • Technical training in electronics and computers are essential skills for fibre network technicians
  • 5+ years Fibre Optic splicing experience (preference given to those with additional experience or FTTx project experience)
  • Technical training considered an asset
  • Previous experience testing for improved experience
  • Experience using FO troubleshooting tools (i.e. OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.)
  • Drivers license
  • Clean driving record
  • Customer service skills
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge of the company and all of its services
  • Good working knowledge of hand and power tools used in this position
  • Proficient in fibre cable termination with connectors
  • Well versed in fusion splicing machine technique
  • Strong manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding atmosphere including, but is not limited to carry, raise and
  • climb a ladder, carry, lift and handle heavy equipment (manhole covers, cable reels)
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized
  • Effective planning skills
  • Managing skills

 

 

Qualifications

  • At least an associate degree in telecommunications engineering or electrical engineering
  • Specialized certifications would be an advantage

 

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