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Fiber Optic Installation Specialist

JCREMC | September 29, 2022

Job Type: Full Time

Employer: JCREMC


The founding fathers of the electric cooperative movement had strong ties to Indiana. One of the first electric cooperatives to serve a rural area in America is located right here in our state. In the 1930s, investor-owned utilities were not interested in serving rural areas, feeling it would not be profitable. But the leaders of the agricultural communities of rural America knew that electricity was vital to the progress of our country, and with federal funding available through the newly created Rural Electrification Administration (REA), cooperatives began springing up across America.

Founded in 1935, JCREMC began operations with 1,129 members. Today we serve over 21,000 members with over 1,650 miles of distribution line.

From our founding in 1935 until today, our mission has remained the same. In all areas of our operations, JCREMC is committed to safely and efficiently providing reliable electric services for our community.

Our values include safety, integrity, efficiency, community-oriented, consumer-focused, innovation, and transparency.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a motivated Installation Specialist to join our fiber operations team to assist in performing various functions involving the construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of fiber optics owned by JCREMC and its subsidiaries.

As a Fiber Installation Specialist, your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Install, splice, terminate, and test ISP multi-strand/pair fiber-optic and shielded-twisted-pair (STP) cables.
  • Troubleshoot and repair damaged, or non-compliant, fiber-optic strands and pairs as necessary to ensure network performance and reliability.
  • Assist in the repair and maintenance of aerial and underground fiber-optic and STP cables. This includes installing and removing aerial cable and strands, attaching hardware, inspecting and repairing lines as needed.
  • Installing electronic equipment and devices at customer termination/demarcation locations
  • Assist in preparing and installing network cabinet sites in accordance with company and industry standards.
  • Qualify and install the following products or services: broadband, video, security, wireless, and voice services to customers according to specification. Installation includes proficiency in both fiber and copper facilities, setup and maintenance of systems, operation of all test equipment, running necessary jumpers, provide training to customers on all product usage, operation of company vehicles (including bucket truck as needed) and safe and proper usage of portable ladders including safe and proper usage of all associated safety fall protection equipment.
  • Maintain or repair the following products or services: broadband, video, security, wireless, and voice services by troubleshooting and repairing services as needed. Troubleshooting and repairing includes all wiring, connections, replacing faulty equipment related to any service offered.
  • Willingness to be placed on-call for afterhours repair of fiber services.
  • Maintains service vehicle and stocking materials as needed.

Qualifications Required:

  • High school diploma or
  • Knowledge of fiber optic and STP cable structure
  • Knowledge of various ISP network architecture and topology
  • Ability to operate various types of vehicles and construction equipment
  • Ability to utilize fusion splicers, OTDR, power meters, and power/hand tools
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow engineering specification, schematic, and staking sheets/diagrams, as well as oral or written instructions
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner, work independently, and make technical decisions
  • Knowledge of one of the following products or services: broadband, video, security, wireless, or voice services
  • Knowledge of basic electricity and in-home wiring along with general knowledge of electronic practices, techniques and components
  • Reside within 30 minutes of the JCREMC office

Preferred candidates will have the following:

Experience in communications, data, telephony and/or video experience and education is a plus. Possession of Network+, as well as BICSI Installer 2 Optical Fiber or Copper (INSTC or INSTF) OR Technician (TECH) certifications is a plus. Previous home wiring and circuit troubleshooting experience also beneficial.

What’s In it for you!

  • Pay for this position is $22-$26 per hour depending on experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) and company match with Traditional and Roth options
  • Pension plan
  • Paid time off including vacation, sick, holidays, and personal days
  • National Discount program
  • Parks & Rec membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
How To Apply:

To be considered for this position, please fill out this application link.