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Red River Communications seeks a motivated and adaptable Fiber Spicer to join our team.  As a Fiber Splicer, you will be responsible for splicing, maintaining, and repairing fiber optic cables and associated equipment. You will play a critical role in ensuring the efficiency and reliability of Red River Communications fiber network infrastructure. Red River provides a progressive technology work environment where you can grow your career.  

Red River offers 401K benefits, a pension retirement program, long-term disability, and life insurance. The excellent benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.

If this job is for you, email your resume to employment@redrivercomm.com for consideration. The position will remain open until it is filled. For a complete job description, go to redrivercomm.com/about/careers

POSITION SUMMARY  

  • Job Title:        Fiber Splicer

  • Reports To:   Outside Plant Manager

  • Location:        Abercrombie, ND

  • FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

The Fiber Splicer is responsible for splicing, maintaining, and repairing fiber-optic cables used in telecommunications, internet services, and other data transmission systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Splice and terminate fiber-optic cables using fusion and mechanical splicing techniques.
    • Maintain the fiber-optic network by testing to locate network faults, opening cables to repair or replace defective sections, and using proper splicing techniques to close and seal cable facilities.
    • Test and troubleshoot fiber-optic networks using specialized equipment.
    • Ability to set up fiber counts in new and existing cable facilities and transfer customers’ service from one cable and/or terminal to another.
    • Keep accurate records of splicing and testing activities, equipment inventory, and maintenance schedules.
    • Adhere to safety standards and procedures while working with fiber-optic equipment and in various work environments.
    • Stay up-to-date on industry trends, best practices, and new fiber-optic splicing and network infrastructure technologies.
    • Assist contractors working near buried facilities – where necessary. 
    • These are not the sole responsibilities; you will perform all other duties as needed and assigned. 
    • Hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Overtime as needed.
    • Occasional travel may be required for training.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Must possess a valid and insurable driver’s license.
  • Education Requirements: High School Diploma / GED equivalent
  • Preferred education or training in electrical, networking, data systems, computer science, etc.
  • An aptitude for solving technological challenges. 
  • Skill in operating various office equipment such as personal computers and devices, software programs, and telephone systems.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail and work independently
  • Ability to make sound technical decisions using available information.
  • Ability to read, write and speak with clarity.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance instruction manuals.
  • A positive work attitude and professional appearance
  • Skilled in maintaining a clean, efficient work area and company vehicle.
  • Skilled in communicating professionally and courteously with co-workers and various business contacts.
  • A team player with the ability to work under moderate supervision.
  • Regular, reliable, consistent, and punctual attendance
  • Preferred but not required: Knowledge of telecommunications plant equipment operations and maintenance.

BENEFITS 

Red River Communications offers an excellent benefits package that includes: 

  • Health and dental insurance
  • Flexible or health savings contributions
  • Wellness programs
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Uniform/clothing provided by Red River Communications 
  • PTO: vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • Leave time for various occasions
  • Contributions towards a Pension and 401(k) Savings plan on behalf of the employee (upon meeting eligibility requirements)

    ABOUT RED RIVER COMMUNICATIONS 

    Red River Communications is a community-focused telecommunications cooperative that provides reliable broadband services to our local area. We provide fiber-optic broadband, Wi-Fi, digital TV, landline phones, hosted business systems, security cameras, and cellular services in North Dakota and Minnesota. Established in 1951 and based in Abercrombie, ND, we recently expanded to include the communities of Breckenridge, Wahpeton, rural Wahpeton, Wilkin County and Clay County, Minnesota. We strive to deliver high-speed internet access to enhance connectivity, economic development, and quality of life for all our members.

      APPLY TODAY!

      If you’re interested or want more information, send us your cover letter and resume at employment@redrivercomm.com, or fill out the form below. 

      This position is full-time with excellent benefits, including; health, dental, life, long-term disability insurance, and a 401k with employer contributions. Not to mention time off benefits, free/discounted company services, and great coworkers in a fast-paced environment.

      Thank you, and we look forward to meeting you!

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