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Outside Plant Technician

Company: ALLO Communications
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At ALLO, we believe people are our biggest asset. Our team brings the ALLO mission to life because as local members of each community, we live, work, play, and volunteer right here with you. We're passionate about being involved and contributing to the success and progress of each of our GIG Communities.

We pursue these passions because ALLO leaders have created a workplace where folks are valued, ideas are heard, and leaders and teammates show up for each other at work and in life.The ALLO OSP Technicians are dedicated to safely building, splicing, testing, and maintaining an all-fiber network in ALLO communities to provide maximum operating efficiency. ALLO OSP Techs understand how their role directly impacts ALLO growth and by meeting timely deliverables with high standards, they will ensure that customer needs and company goals can be met. ALLO OSP Techs will work closely with Leadership and Subject Matter Experts in their assigned content areas to stay current with procedures and processes.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Install/blow locate string line in underground conduit systems
  • Use motorized equipment to pull fiber cable/MSTs through underground conduit systems
  • Excavate with shovels
  • Restore disturbed soil/ grass/landscaping
  • Verify accuracy and document any discrepancies or fiber changes relating to the installation of string, multi-service terminals (MSTs) or cable
  • Prepare all field reports relating to work accomplished accurately and timely
  • Operate and maintain company owned vehicles, complete driver logs and vehicle documents
  • Operate hydraulic aerial lifts (buckets) and climb ladders
  • Splice up to 144F in either 17" or 22" cases
  • Splice butt or mid-sheath to ribbon or MSTs (up to 12)
  • Splice drop termination closure (DTC) on pole or pedestal for MST repair
  • Terminate to Clearfield Cassette/multi-dwelling unit (MDU) Splicing
  • Update splice documentation
  • Use SmartSheets
  • Set up of aerial and underground splice points to include taping, directional marking, grounding, cable management tray installation, hanging cases and securing in vault
  • Understand basic knowledge of aerial and underground cable and MST installation
  • Test fiber in the field
  • Troubleshoot with test equipment: power meter, VFL, traffic identifier
  • Perform basic underground plant maintenance
  • Coordinate and oversee vehicle, trailer, and equipment maintenance as needed
  • Maintain clean driving record
  • Work overtime as needed; may be required to work long hours during emergency situations including after-hours restorations
  • Perform other duties as assignedEDUCATION:
    • High School Diploma or equivalentEXPERIENCE:
      • 1 year telecommunication experience preferredSKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES:
        • Service Excellence
        • Oral communications
        • Written communications
        • Work with SmartSheets and Excel spreadsheets
        • Manage multiple priorities
        • Decision making
        • Critical thinking
        • High energy
        • Engaging demeanorREQUIREMENTS:
          • Raise objects up to 50 lbs
          • Remain upright on feet for extended periods
          • Remain stationary for extended periods
          • Ability to communicate information
          • Ability to crouch and crawl
          • Move on foot up to 10 miles per day
          • Ability to bend, kneel, and stand
          • Ability to crawl in tight spaces
          • Ability to ascend/descend a ladder
          • Ability to carry tools and equipment
          • Ability to operate a computer
          • Ability to observe details at far range
          • Ability to operate hand tools and equipment
          • Ability to operate machinery
          • Ability to work in outdoor weather
          • Identify different colors
          • DOT Physical/Certification
          • Possess a valid driver's license
          • Travel up to 50%
          • Ability to climb and carry ladders through neighborhoodsPosition requires overnight travel, during peak season position could travel 50-60% of the month.In accordance with OSHA safety requirements for this role, employee physical weight + 25lbs in required tools cannot exceed 300lbs.People are our passion. At ALLO, we don't treat you like a number. You're a human being.
            Get ready to plug into the perks at ALLO:
            • Free ALLO Service: We'll pick up the tab on your ALLO fiber internet, TV, and phone bill. Seriously!
            • Retirement Plan: The fiber future isn't the only one we care about. We match your 401(k) savings up to 5%.
            • Health and Wellness: Participate in quarterly wellness challenges, and we'll deposit extra cash into your checking or health savings accounts.
            • Benefits: Our benefits include medical, vision, and dental with low employee costs. Not to mention generous Earned Time Off (ETO) program.
            • Sponsorships: Are you passionate about a local fundraiser or philanthropy? We strive to give back to what matters most to our communities.
            • Tuition Assistance: Have a thirst for knowledge? We like that, which is why we're proud to offer assistance with the cost of your tuition.ALLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing opportunities to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ALLO believes that diversity and inclusion within our team is critical to our success as a company. We seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply may contact Recruiting at is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Keywords: ALLO Communications, Lincoln , Outside Plant Technician, Professions , Lincoln, Nebraska

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