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Sparklight Fiber Splicer I in Mascoutah, Illinois


Clearwave Communications, a Cable One brand, is hiring a Fiber Splicer to join their Mascoutah, IL team. The Fiber Splicer I is responsible for the installation, prepping, splicing, testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic cabling in both inside plant and outside plant environments. The position requires a good working knowledge of fiber optic networks and their related equipment to provide maximum operating efficiency.

Why join the Clearwave team?

Just as we keep our customers connected to what matters most, we keep our associates connected to what matters most to them – a thriving and rewarding career, respect for the communities where they live and work, a focus on health and wellness, an excellent work/life balance, and an open and inclusive workplace. Here’s a taste of what to expect:

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits start for you and your family on day one.

  • Paid time off to volunteer with your favorite community organization & team community involvement.

  • Competitive salary with bonus.

  • Advancement opportunities for your future and gaining experience to benefit a lifetime.

  • Need a break? We offer paid vacation, holidays, and personal time!

  • Learn, learn, learn with our tuition reimbursement ($5250 per year) and ongoing training opportunities to assist in career growth.

  • 401k match up to 5%, vested after 1 year.

  • Paid time off to volunteer with your favorite community organization & team community involvement.

How you will contribute to the Company’s success:

  • Performs splicing of fiber optic cables, both fusion and mechanical, to include terminating various types of connectors.

  • Performs testing utilizing OTDR’s, Power Meter/Light Sources, OLTS and VFLs; interprets and analyzes data; identifies and troubleshoots problems.

  • Reads, creates and maintains accurate splicing schematics, records and diagrams.

  • Performs aerial construction activities, including but not limited to, installing aerial fiber, installing fiber storage (snow shoes), completing pole transfers and performing necessary clean-up work.

  • Performs underground construction activities, including but not limited to, pulling cable/fiber through conduits, digging up and repairing damaged conduit and underground vaults or pedestals.

  • Pulls various type of cables, including, but not limited to fiber, coax and copper in conduit.

  • Performs traffic control flagging duties for roads and highways as needed.

  • Ensures company assets are properly and continuously maintained in excellent operating condition while secured in a safe manner.

  • Accurately completes progress forms, project activity reports and all other documentation pertaining to work assignments.

  • Surveys jobs sites while considering all safety measures to ensure a safe working environment for associates, general public and property.

  • Stays familiar with proper safety equipment and the proper use of the equipment and installation.

    • This position has the expectation and responsibility to take on other duties needed to help drive our Purpose, fulfill our Brand Principles, and abide by our Organization’s Value.

    What you’ll need to succeed in this role:

  • Prior training and experience of at least one year in the telecommunications industry with fiber optic cabling and splicing is desired.

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and a good driving record. If no CDL, must be able to obtain one within 30 days and a CLASS A within 6 months of employment.

  • Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) certification or Advanced OSP Technician training within the first year of employment

  • Must have good attention to detail regarding setting up splice locations, termination points and general fiber construction.

  • Knowledge of splicing loose tube fiber cables of all count sizes.

  • Must be comfortable entering and maintaining existing splice enclosures.

  • Knowledge of BICSI, EIA, TIA standards.

  • Ability to follow directions.

  • Ability to operate hand, power and specialty tools.

  • Positive attitude.

  • Must display strong work ethic and dependability.

  • Ability to recognize priority issues and escalate accordingly.

  • Passion for your work and the mission of the company.

About Clearwave Communications:

Clearwave is a Cable One company. Clearwave’s mission is to meet the demand for connectivity in the rural markets we serve by offering a diverse choice of voice and data solutions. By deploying our own next generation communication network and providing superior customer support, Clearwave will be the “Clear Choice” for your telecommunications needs today and in the future.

Diversity lies in the communities we serve and among the associates who dedicate themselves to ensure our continued success. Here at Clearwave, a Cable One company, we believe it is our individual and unique talents, backgrounds and perspectives that, when combined, truly make us an unstoppable force. "stronger together" is not just a verbal cue, it is the motto that our associates live by, exemplify and embody each and every day. Cable One and all of its subsidiaries provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals of different races, colors, creeds, national origins, genders, marital and veteran statuses.

Cable One, Inc. is committed to keeping our associates and customers safe. Job offers are contingent upon the results of background, drug screening and reference check. Only after successfully passing these pre-hire clearances are individuals approved for hire and ready to start their successful and rewarding career.