KI Kinetic Ops - Construction Tech-Splicer in Kittanning, PA at Windstream

Date Posted: 3/25/2024

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/25/2024
  • Job Req Number
    Req #145

Job Description

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.
  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients.
  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises.

The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!

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***This position follows a union bidding process***

About the Role:

Construction Tech - Splicer is responsible for splicing various sizes of fiber optic and copper cables in both outdoor and indoor settings, including reading, creating and maintaining splicing schematics and diagrams; maintain control of outside plant (OSP) activities surrounding the assigned work site(s), supporting project timelines; maintaining the safety of the crew by providing direction regarding procedures, road safety, manhole safety and general on-site project oversight attending safety meetings as requested; daily record keeping (fiber route details, slack locations, splice locations and updating drawings) with any changes; maintaining material inventory, DOT vehicle inspection; and other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, outside plant construction and any tasks associated with outside plant construction. The job will include work on weekends, holidays, standby, unscheduled hours and overtime. Travel is required and may be over 50% of the year depending on the business needs.

What You’ll Do:

    Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment as required. Splice fiber optic and copper cables including both loose tube and ribbon optic cables. Construct a proper splice case, including but not limited to grounding, bonding, isolation, slack storage and sealing. Prepare and maintain splicing records, schematics and diagrams. Understand staking sheets and blueprints. Perform work in accordance with industry standards. Be familiar with RUS standards, read and follow design engineers’ instructions and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety procedures. Prepare engineering field notes. Interpret buried underground and aerial telecom facilities in records, on maps and in the field with clarity and detail and make recommendations for changes in running line or construction methodologies. Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes to support project contracts as required. Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment. Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions. Perform routine maintenance. Recognize and repair route issues including hand hole cleanup, sign placement, and weed control as required. Outside plant construction tasks. Other work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

    1 year of copper and/or fiber cable splicing experience or related Trade School certification in-lieu of one year of experience. Ability to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds Ability to work in all weather conditions, year round Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights Ability to work an on-call schedule rotation as well as days/nights/overnights/weekends/holidays/overtime, as needed Valid driver’s license Minimum qualifications to obtain a CDL Ability to pass DOT certification Ability to Travel Exceptional time-management and attention to detail to complete all paperwork accurately and on-time.

Desired Qualifications:

    5 or more years of experience, including pole climbing. OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course and Buck Squeeze (Pole Climbing Certifications) Proficient at operating various Construction Equipment.
Physical Tasks – Standing Continuously: 67-100% | Walking Continuously: 67 – 100% | Sitting Occasionally: 0-33%

Driving - Car: Occasionally: 0-33% | Van: Continuously: 67-100% | CMV: Occasionally: 0-33% | Climbing: Continuously: 67-100% | Bending: Continuously: 67-100% | Crouching: Continuously: 67-100%| Pushing-Pulling: Continuously: 67-100% |Carrying: Continuously: 67-100% | Reaching Above Head: Continuously: 67-100% | Lifting-Lowering >1-15 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >15-30 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >30+ lbs: Continuously: 67-100%

Repetitive Hand Action: >Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | Fine Manipulating: Continuously: 67-100% |Operate Foot Control: Continuously: 67-100%

Audio Visual Needs - Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100%| Far Vision: Continuously: 67-100% |Peripheral Vision: Continuously: 67-100% | Depth Perception: Occasionally: 0-33% | Color Discrimination: Continuously: 67-100%

Exposures to: Cold: Frequently: 34-66%, Heat: Frequently: 34-66%, Dampness: Frequently: 34-66%, Heights: Frequently: 34-66%, Vibration: Frequently: 34-66%, Skin Irritants: Frequently: 34-66%, Lung Irritants: Dust: Frequently: 34-66%, Fumes/Gases: Frequently: 34-66%,

Equipment Used in Job Performance/Working Environment: Test Equipment, Ladders, Climbing Hooks, Hand and Power Tools, Van, Buried power equipment, Digger Derrick and other applicable heavy-duty equipment.

Types of Driver’s License Required: Driver’s License, ability to obtain CDL License.

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Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Health & Flexible Savings Account
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
  • https://windstreambenefits.com

Windstream CIB Statement:

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.

Our Employee Resource Groups:

  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group
  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group
  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group
  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group
  • WARG – Ability Resource Group
  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group

Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.