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Fiber Technician I

Company: Cox Communications Inc
Location: Wichita
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

*Primary Location: *901 S George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS, USA
* Division: *Cox Communications
* Job Level: *Individual Contributor
* Travel: *No
* Schedule: *Full-time
* Shift: *Day Job
* Requisition Number: *218154
* IMPORTANT: 1 position must sit in the Wichita, KS office and the other position must sit in the Topeka, KS office .*
Role Summary
The* Fiber Technician I *is responsible for the integrity of the fiber system and network infrastructure from transmitter to subscriber point of service connection according to the Federal and Company specifications including splicing, servicing, repairing and maintaining the Cox Communications Optical Fiber Network.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

* Provides maintenance for the fiber system by performing Quality Control assessment of enclosures to verify high levels of accuracy on all fiber assignments and labeling of fiber trays for 100% accuracy. Evaluates fiber optics system constructed internally or by outside contractor using Cox Communications Fiber Optic Cable Construction Standards and logs/reports discrepancies for potential rework.
* Maintains a high level of accuracy on all fiber splice assignments worked by performing pre-checks to verify traffic and accurate labeling to maintain fiber birth assignments with 100% accuracy.
* Responds to system outage by diagnosing and repairing fiber system damages utilizing established restoration techniques & processes.
* Uses approved industry test procedures for path losses and continuity to ensure integrity of fiber system and documents findings.
* Uses proper safety equipment and procedures according to Cox Communications established standards.
* Ensures preventative maintenance is performed on daily by inspecting vehicle and equipment. Reports needed repairs to immediate supervisor using appropriate reporting procedures.
* Provides technical support for the Maintenance and MTC departments as needed.
* Accurately completes all departmental logs, reports and paperwork on a daily basis.
* Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with subscribers, the general public, co-workers, contractors, and other outside contacts
Qualifications: Minimum

* HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience
* 1 or more year of experience preferred in related field (Fusion splicing, Field Service, Construction in Telecommunication Field, Field Network/Maintenance, CATV fiber and/or RF experience).
* Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Writer. Ability to accurately read maps, blueprints and evaluate technical data.
* Excellent collaborative, time management, communication, problem solving, and organizational skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization.
* Ability to drive and operate a bucket truck.
* Ability to drive and pull a trailer.
* Ability to climb and work off of various lengths of extension ladders.
* Valid local Drivers License with driving record that meets Cox standards.

Preferred

* Preferred certification in Fiber Optic plant construction.
* Experience in telecommunications industry desired
* Must be able to work mandatory on-call shift and be avaialable around the clock for outages and or scheduled maintenance.

Who We Are
* About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

* About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Cox Communications Inc, Wichita , Fiber Technician I, Engineering , Wichita, Kansas

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