OSP Mainline Construction/Drop Crew Helper

Job Summary
Regularly performs duties to support all facets of outside plant and mainline constructions.  Comprehensive, onsite preparation and installation of outside plant materials such as fiber network, buried cable, splicing vaults, pedestals, repairs, and other associated items.
 Essential Job Functions

  • Assists OSP crew to assure projects are completed in a safe, cost-effective, productive manner
  • Assists with all facets of on-site installation for underground fiber optic cable to include digging, pulling, and hanging fiber optic cable, duct, or strand
  • Responsible for following all safety guidance required by Yadtel - ensures safety first when working or driving.  Complies with industry safety standards from OSHA and the North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Responsible for setting up construction zone.  I.E. caution signs and flagging traffic on construction site
  • Assist with worksite preparation
  • Interpret staking sheets to determine materials and equipment needed
  • Assess inventory to ensure all required materials for installation and maintenance are properly requested to prepare vehicles and equipment for jobs
  • Assist with complete preparation for each job – includes loading cables, pedestals and materials for transport to job site.
  • Appropriately locate buried drops and cables at the job site to prevent any damage to prior work efforts of the same nature
  • Recognize and prevent damage to other public and private utilities by verifying location with spot checking
  • Assist with drop and cable construction by trenching or plowing new buried drops and cables
  • Assist in providing access to buried cables by moving or repairing existing pedestals and placing new pedestals.
  • Works closely with technicians for any fiber restoration efforts
  • Restore job site to original state per NCDOT and/or property owner specifications
  • Maintains and improves technical knowledge through ongoing training
  • Work an on-call, flexible, or rotating job schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of how to operate construction equipment. (Vibratory plow, trenchers, conventional boring)
  • Proficient with use of underground utility construction tools and various hand/power tools
  • Ability to operate locating and testing equipment
  • Knowledge of RUS and Yadtel outside plant construction practices
  • Possesses required Computer skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Great Customer Service skills
  • Ability to read and interpret construction maps, plus follow directions
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as required
  • Ability to drive a company vehicle and possess Valid NC Driver License
  • Knowledge of general industry OSHA regulations and adherence to safety guidance
  • Ability to work in all types of weather and environments, indoors or outdoors and handle physical demands of construction duties
  • Able to frequently and repeatedly lift up to 40 pounds
 
Education and Experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Outside plant, underground utility, or communications construction experience preferred
  • Exposure to copper or fiber optic construction
  • Active Class A CDL a plus
  • Technical degree or experience in comparable field a plus