Engineer I-Fiber OSP in Evansville, IN at Windstream

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    5020 Smythe Drive
    Evansville, IN
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  • Experience:
    0 to 2 year(s)
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Job Description

Job ID:19003876

Position Summary:

A Fiber Engineer is responsible for the detailed engineering of outside plant (OSP) fiber splicing for the Windstream fiber network. The individual is also responsible for keeping and updating the fiber cable usage and fiber splicing records in Windstream’s GIS System. This individual will be responsible for the creation of detailed splicing and termination diagrams to provide end to end connectivity for connection to optical equipment. Development of comprehensive method of procedure documents (MOP) for use by the network operations center (NOC) and splicing teams is a key function of this role. Other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Able to sit and work for extended periods of time in front of a computer
  • Produce and Update schematics in a GIS database
  • Ability to track, prioritize and complete multiple projects simultaneously
  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work with others in a team environment
  • Understanding of telecommunications industry
  • Knowledge of accepted engineering practices
  • Knowledge of aerial and buried cable placement and splicing methods, fiber
  • Intermediate skills utilizing:  GIS or CAD/E systems
  • Analyze project requirements by communicating effectively with other teams
  • Engineer fiber cable routes to meet circuit diversity and redundancy requirements
  • Create fiber schematics and assignments to communicate needed changes
  • Create detailed MOP documents outlining splicing activities
  • Excellent organizational and process management skills
  • 1-5 years related industry experience
  • 1-5 years experience with various aspects of AutoCAD and OSP engineering
  • Understanding of basic fiber optics, telecom design, and construction

Job Requirements

Minimum or Desired Requirements:

College degree in Engineering or a related field and 0-2 years professional level experience; or 4 years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required.

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.


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