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JOB TITLE:

Field Technician

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JOB LOCATION:

Sacramento California / United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

6 month duration - will most likely extend beyond as it is ongoing.

Work Location: LA, CA (data center location) must willing to travel domestically and locally may be 2-4 hours away from LA.

***bench periods will be compensated

NOTES:
? This position has up to 95% travel ratio to different Data Centers

Must have:
- Eager to learn to new skills (will be a lot of cross training amongst the rack& stack and fiber testing team)
- Rack & stack is priority OR will consider candidates who have strong fiber testing experience.
- Education requirement: min. associates degree.
- No recent grads! Must have at least 2 year of Rack&Stack OR Fiber Testing
- Must be flexible to travel


Candidates will be responsible for rack and stack, testing the end-to-end of connectivity of optical fiber paths using multiple testing apparatus from OSP handoff to customer equipment by fusion splicing before preforming complete fiber characterization (Fusion Machine, OTDR, CD/PMD, Optical Insertion Loss measurements and fiber end-face validation) and performing basic site survey and

This involves:
? Maintain the highest quality standards in all assigned data center locations and remote points of presence (POP).
? Perform physical installation, repair, maintenance, and testing activities as directed with meticulous attention to driving and maintaining the highest quality standards in the telecommunications industry.
? Perform card adds or replacements, software upgrades, and associated testing.
? Provide site survey support for OSP and ISP projects, as well as large space & power and/or equipment deployments.
? Perform site audits and reconcile data discrepancies in coordination with Network Surveillance and other groups as necessary.
? Recommend improvements to processes that may impact the quality of our network assets or improve overall efficiencies for any related process or system.
? Manage local construction vendors working on behalf of the company to ensure compliance with installation, repair, maintenance MOPs and standards, as well as quality and cleanliness.
? Meet/coordinate with Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) and other technicians to facilitate timely installation, repair, and maintenance activities as necessary.
? Perform site surveys in support of network builds, augments, or decommissions.
? Assist in coordinating site access, equipment staging, and other asks to
? Maintaining Project Schedules
? Proper prepping of fiber cables for splicing per industry/customer standards
in various splice housings, using various cable types (ribbon fiber, loose tube, armored/non armored, 900 micron MIC cables/pigtails, etc.)
? Splicing various types of fiber cable of various fiber counts.
? Performing fiber characterization tests using OTDR, CD/PMD, power meter/laser source and fiber end face testing using industry standard test equipment
? Ability to troubleshoot issues on fiber network with the use of OTDR, VFL and other insturments.
? Splicing or re-splicing of new strands and problematic fiber strands using industry standard fusion splicers
? Fiber end face cleaning using multiple methods
? Providing field analysis on Vendor's fiber network from test data
? Preparing testing packages including:
• Redlining of project documentation including fiber path and demarcation points
• Provide test reports as dictated by vendor requirements
• Managing project field documentation
• Interfacing with vendors to provide remediation to fiber path issues
• Performing site surveys to validate vendor infrastructure deliverables including any issues (not limited to):
• Fiber type
• Points of failure
• Diversity requirements
• Framework and support infrastructure (racks, fiber protection, grounding etc)

Required Experience

Knowledge:
? Project management and organizational competence
? Fusion splicing using industry standard equipment
? Very strong experience analyzing OTDR traces, OIL data and CD/PMD data.
? Able to describe the details and structure of ISP and OSP Fiber Networks
? Understanding of various fiber types
? Strong computer skills of various programs needed for project information delivery and handing off of test results/issues.

Communication:
? High level analytical skills
? Effectively present to team meetings both written and orally
? Identify issues and enact resolutions effectively
? Assist in fiber issue resolution
? Multi-task effectively and maintain project deadlines
? Interface with vendors and develop issue remediation protocols

General Experience:
? Minimum 1 year experience within a Telecom Network Infrastructure environment
? Able to use any generic office software.
? Familiarity with EXFO Toolbox used in the analysis of fibre test data or similar software applications
? Experience with understanding vendor contractual deliverables
? Minimum of two years in a project management or project support capacity directing field resources an asset
? Extensive knowledge of Data Center and POP infrastructure, including experience or deep understanding of OSP, ISP, interfacility cabling, fiber and copper distribution, AC/DC power systems, environmental controls, and relay rack/cabinet/cage construction.
? A minimum of 2 years experience installing and maintaining a wide variety of telecom/network equipment, including DWDMs, backbone and management routers, IP switches, as well as all optical and digital infrastructure - familiarity with Juniper, Cisco, BTI, Infinera, Aruba, and all major fiber and cable management manufacturers (e.g., ADC, Corning, etc.) preferred.
? OSP experience and splicing experience, and understand how to maintain and operate within a manhole, vault, or handhole environment. Must know what “good” looks like from street to building fiber entrance.
? Expertise with all telecommunications testing equipment from microscopes and source and power meters to OTDRs and experience testing across all SONET and Ethernet bandwidths.
? Knowledge of all telecommunications testing standards and procedures from length, wire-mapping, and bit error rate to power, delay, loss, reflectance and dispersion.
? Must know what good looks like - running, dressing, cleaning, scoping/testing, labeling, racking, stacking, and general neatness within a data center environment.
? Complete understanding of all data center and OSP construction site safety standards. OSHA certifications highly preferred.
? Experience with state and local regulatory standards, procedures, and permitting requirements.
? Experience and ability to work effectively with local exchange carrier (LEC) and other telecom service provider technicians, building landlords, electricians, construction operators, and non-technical end users.
? Contractor management experience required. Union contractor experience preferred.
? Ability to work independently, diagnose problems and take appropriate action with minimal supervision.
? Experience with logical inventories like Netcracker or Granite, and the ability to read fiber or duct tables, CAD drawings, and blueprints required.
? Competence with spreadsheets, workflow and project management applications, and administrative software applications a must.
? Additional languages a definite asset


Position Details

POSTED:

Nov 12, 2022

EMPLOYMENT:

INDUSTRY:

Information Technology (IT)

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S166024440659351

LOCATION:

California / United States

CITY:

Sacramento

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6 month duration - will most likely extend beyond as it is ongoing.

Work Location: LA, CA (data center location) must willing to travel domestically and locally may be 2-4 hours away from LA.

***bench periods will be compensated

NOTES:
? This position has up to 95% travel ratio to different Data Centers

Must have:
- Eager to learn to new skills (will be a lot of cross training amongst the rack& stack and fiber testing team)
- Rack & stack is priority OR will consider candidates who have strong fiber testing experience.
- Education requirement: min. associates degree.
- No recent grads! Must have at least 2 year of Rack&Stack OR Fiber Testing
- Must be flexible to travel


Candidates will be responsible for rack and stack, testing the end-to-end of connectivity of optical fiber paths using multiple testing apparatus from OSP handoff to customer equipment by fusion splicing before preforming complete fiber characterization (Fusion Machine, OTDR, CD/PMD, Optical Insertion Loss measurements and fiber end-face validation) and performing basic site survey and

This involves:
? Maintain the highest quality standards in all assigned data center locations and remote points of presence (POP).
? Perform physical installation, repair, maintenance, and testing activities as directed with meticulous attention to driving and maintaining the highest quality standards in the telecommunications industry.
? Perform card adds or replacements, software upgrades, and associated testing.
? Provide site survey support for OSP and ISP projects, as well as large space & power and/or equipment deployments.
? Perform site audits and reconcile data discrepancies in coordination with Network Surveillance and other groups as necessary.
? Recommend improvements to processes that may impact the quality of our network assets or improve overall efficiencies for any related process or system.
? Manage local construction vendors working on behalf of the company to ensure compliance with installation, repair, maintenance MOPs and standards, as well as quality and cleanliness.
? Meet/coordinate with Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) and other technicians to facilitate timely installation, repair, and maintenance activities as necessary.
? Perform site surveys in support of network builds, augments, or decommissions.
? Assist in coordinating site access, equipment staging, and other asks to
? Maintaining Project Schedules
? Proper prepping of fiber cables for splicing per industry/customer standards
in various splice housings, using various cable types (ribbon fiber, loose tube, armored/non armored, 900 micron MIC cables/pigtails, etc.)
? Splicing various types of fiber cable of various fiber counts.
? Performing fiber characterization tests using OTDR, CD/PMD, power meter/laser source and fiber end face testing using industry standard test equipment
? Ability to troubleshoot issues on fiber network with the use of OTDR, VFL and other insturments.
? Splicing or re-splicing of new strands and problematic fiber strands using industry standard fusion splicers
? Fiber end face cleaning using multiple methods
? Providing field analysis on Vendor's fiber network from test data
? Preparing testing packages including:
• Redlining of project documentation including fiber path and demarcation points
• Provide test reports as dictated by vendor requirements
• Managing project field documentation
• Interfacing with vendors to provide remediation to fiber path issues
• Performing site surveys to validate vendor infrastructure deliverables including any issues (not limited to):
• Fiber type
• Points of failure
• Diversity requirements
• Framework and support infrastructure (racks, fiber protection, grounding etc)

Required Experience

Knowledge:
? Project management and organizational competence
? Fusion splicing using industry standard equipment
? Very strong experience analyzing OTDR traces, OIL data and CD/PMD data.
? Able to describe the details and structure of ISP and OSP Fiber Networks
? Understanding of various fiber types
? Strong computer skills of various programs needed for project information delivery and handing off of test results/issues.

Communication:
? High level analytical skills
? Effectively present to team meetings both written and orally
? Identify issues and enact resolutions effectively
? Assist in fiber issue resolution
? Multi-task effectively and maintain project deadlines
? Interface with vendors and develop issue remediation protocols

General Experience:
? Minimum 1 year experience within a Telecom Network Infrastructure environment
? Able to use any generic office software.
? Familiarity with EXFO Toolbox used in the analysis of fibre test data or similar software applications
? Experience with understanding vendor contractual deliverables
? Minimum of two years in a project management or project support capacity directing field resources an asset
? Extensive knowledge of Data Center and POP infrastructure, including experience or deep understanding of OSP, ISP, interfacility cabling, fiber and copper distribution, AC/DC power systems, environmental controls, and relay rack/cabinet/cage construction.
? A minimum of 2 years experience installing and maintaining a wide variety of telecom/network equipment, including DWDMs, backbone and management routers, IP switches, as well as all optical and digital infrastructure - familiarity with Juniper, Cisco, BTI, Infinera, Aruba, and all major fiber and cable management manufacturers (e.g., ADC, Corning, etc.) preferred.
? OSP experience and splicing experience, and understand how to maintain and operate within a manhole, vault, or handhole environment. Must know what “good” looks like from street to building fiber entrance.
? Expertise with all telecommunications testing equipment from microscopes and source and power meters to OTDRs and experience testing across all SONET and Ethernet bandwidths.
? Knowledge of all telecommunications testing standards and procedures from length, wire-mapping, and bit error rate to power, delay, loss, reflectance and dispersion.
? Must know what good looks like - running, dressing, cleaning, scoping/testing, labeling, racking, stacking, and general neatness within a data center environment.
? Complete understanding of all data center and OSP construction site safety standards. OSHA certifications highly preferred.
? Experience with state and local regulatory standards, procedures, and permitting requirements.
? Experience and ability to work effectively with local exchange carrier (LEC) and other telecom service provider technicians, building landlords, electricians, construction operators, and non-technical end users.
? Contractor management experience required. Union contractor experience preferred.
? Ability to work independently, diagnose problems and take appropriate action with minimal supervision.
? Experience with logical inventories like Netcracker or Granite, and the ability to read fiber or duct tables, CAD drawings, and blueprints required.
? Competence with spreadsheets, workflow and project management applications, and administrative software applications a must.
? Additional languages a definite asset



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