Under limited guidance, provides required expertise in the splicing, terminating, maintenance, and repair of communications OPGW, ADSS and other Fiber Optic Cables. Also, provides support in the maintenance, alignment, and repair of communications systems and remote supervisory equipment required in the operation and networking of microwave, fiber optics, computer, supervisory remote, telephone, and radio systems.
Essential Job Functions
With limited guidance, completes the installation and field repair of all assigned OPGW (Optical Ground Wire) Cables, ADSS (All-Dielectric Self-Supporting) Fiber Cable and Fiber Optic Cables.
With limited guidance, completes the installation and testing of fiber optic cable; along with displaying and interpreting results for the purpose of analyzing and documenting fiber optic links. Ability to operate the following devices:
OTDR (Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer) - measures end-to-end loss, point losses such as splices, connectors and fiber breaks.
Power Meter & Light Source - displays system loss over the fiber and both end connectors.
Fusion Splicer Used to provide the lowest loss and least reflectance, as well as providing the strongest and most reliable joint between two fibers.
Masters the reading, understanding, and interpreting and analyzing of engineering drawings, manufacturers' documents, and other documentation needed for the installation and testing of existing fiber optics, new fiber optics, communication equipment and remote supervisory equipment installations, as well as taking a role in the gathering of documentation.
Applies proper techniques in successfully joining optical fibers through the use of a fusion splicer. Attaining a low loss splice through a proficient cleave (cut) and splice is required.
With minimal guidance, troubleshoots and repairs OPGW, ADSS , and other Fiber Optic Cables, as well as communication system installations.
Assists in the planning, troubleshooting, and implementation of OPGW, ADSS , and other Fiber Optic Cables, as well as other communication system components.
With minimal guidance, performs preventative maintenance on existing live fiber, dark fiber networks and other equipment at communication installations.
Operates/utilizes personal computers required in the daily operation of applicable work assignments.
Follows safety rules and procedures and encourages co-workers to follow these rules.
Reads, interprets, comprehends, and initiates instructions of applicable material safety data sheets.
Associate's Degree Computer Networking Technology Or
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Fiber Optic Certification Preferred
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Knowledge of Cooperative Energy's operations of basic communication systems and their relationship to the overall operation of the transmission system.
Knowledge of OTDR (Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer) and Fusion Splicing equipment desired.
Ability to read, understand and interpret with minimal guidance technical manuals and engineering diagrams.
Must be able to use all types of common hand tools and splicing tools of the trade.
Ability to splice single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cables, as well as terminate various types of fiber optic connectors (ST,SC,LC,FC).
Ability to read and interpret OTDR and other test results.
Fully competent to read, understand, and interpret (with minimal guidance) engineering drawings, manufacturers' instruction books, and other documentation needed in the installation and testing of existing fiber optic cables, new fiber optic cables, communications and supervisory equipment.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power
provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to more than 427,000 homes and business across the state.
• Cooperative Energy employs nearly 450 people across the state of Mississippi.
• Cooperative Energy has a combined generating capacity of 2,325 MW,
representing a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro and solar.
• Cooperative Energy maintains an expansive network of transmission assets
including 1,800 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 260 total delivery points.
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Inherent in this commitment is a set of core Values, which guide our everyday activities:
• Member Focus
• Transparency and Responsiveness
• Fiscal, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
• Safety and Reliabili...ty
• Serve as a Trusted and Value-Adding Resource for Member-owners
Competitive Strengths include:
• An Experienced, Skilled Workforce
• A Long-Term Contractual Relationship with Member Systems
• Financial Health, including that of Members
• Long-range Planning for Cost-Effective Generation Resources
• Fuel Diversity in Generation Resources
Cooperative Energy Electric Governance
Cooperative Energy is owned by its 11 Member cooperatives, who govern and set
policy through a 22-member board of directors. The board is composed of two
voting delegates for each Member cooperative.