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Fiber Optic Characterization Technician

Company: WeConnect
Location: Bloomington
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

ID: Bloomington, ILLocation: Bloomington, ILNorthcentral Telcom, Inc. (NCT), a nationally positioned EF&I vendor based out of Wisconsin is searching for qualified candidates to fill the position of Fiber Optic Characterization Technician. In this position, duties and responsibilities include:

Perform all setup, cleaning, inspection, testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic telecommunication cable spans, using Advanced OTDR, Loss Test Set, and Dispersion test equipment.

Preferred basic knowledge of telecommunications.

Travel nationwide or regionally to test routes for various high-profile customers.

Work as a crew member and independently.

Self-supervise all tests to ensure results are completed and stored in accordance with customer and industry specifications. Coordinate with crew member to conduct testing in both directions of a fiber optic span.

Ability to communicate in real time when tests fail and skills to troubleshoot and remediate common issues.


Previous experience testing fiber optic preferred, and on-the-job training available.

Knowledge of optical fiber microscope inspection and cleaning procedures.

Knowledge of base level fiber characterization best practices for OTDR.

Have knowledge of telecommunications network structure.

Must be able to read Span Basic documents indicating location and labeling of fiber to be tested.

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Valid driver's license with a driving record that meets company's minimum safety standard.

Must be able to work nights and weekends, if necessary.

Pay: Great pay! $19.00 - $30.00 per hour based upon previous skills and experience.

In addition to competitive pay and our supportive culture, we offer the following benefits:




Paid time off (PTO)

Paid Holidays

401(k) plan

Voluntary Disability

Employer-paid Life Insurance policy

Travel Demands:

Travel by air and car for all projects

Extensive travel required

Larger projects demand weekend travel

Physical Demands:

Ability to lift weight up to 50 lbs.

Work in all types of weather

Walking, sitting, kneeling and crouching

Extensive driving and travel

If you are a self-starter and have a strong work ethic, we would like you to join our team.

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment screen to include a drug test and acceptable driving record.


Keywords: WeConnect, Bloomington , Fiber Optic Characterization Technician, IT / Software / Systems , Bloomington, Illinois

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