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Cable Splicer – Term

Frontier Communication

This is a Contract position in Morgan Hill, CA posted November 18, 2022.

Job Opening ID:  8386
Title: Cable Splicer – TERM
Location: 16280 Church St., Morgan Hill, CA
Headcount: 7
Union: CBA: 004, State: CA, CWA 9404

Cable Splicer  


Set up, rack, splice, transfer, repair, rearrange, bond, pressurize, and test aerial, underground, and buried cable. Mount, cut-in, and repair cable terminal and load coil cases. Rearrange service drops, aerial, and buried jumper wire and step poles. Operate company vehicles as required. Perform such work under minimum supervision.  

General Duties  

Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:  

A. The nature of this work is a variety of tasks with only general guidelines as to the instructions, practices and/or procedures in making transfers, line cuts, and cable rearrangements.  

B. Handle and climb ladders and poles, work at heights in boom trucks, enter tunnels, buildings, trenches, crawl spaces, and manholes to place materials.  

C. Work with small hand tools, mechanical equipment, test equipment, color coded and tone identified wires in the connection of wires and cables to other telephone equipment and in connecting cable pairs together. This work requires understanding written specifications and following established procedures of moderate complexity.  

D. Splicing done by twisting and/or soldering or by joining with prescribed wire connectors, i.e., aerial, underground, buried, submarine, building, multiple conductor cable, coaxial cable, and other wire. Covers conductors with insulating materials.  

E. Places and connects cable terminals and NIDS.  

F. This work requires frequent pushing, pulling, and lifting of moderate to heavy weight objects throughout the workday.  

G. Read and interpret cut sheets and work order prints in order to complete work assignment.  

H. Keep detailed written record of work activity.  

I. Place hermetically sealed free breathing or encapsulated type splice  


J. Use electrical test equipment to verify and determine defective wire in cable.  

K. Perform cable acceptance tests to determine if cable meets specified  

L. Load required tools and materials on boom trucks, vans, pick-up trucks, and drive to work location.  

M. Use test equipment to check for gas in manholes and may have to empty  water and other debris from manholes.  

N. Test all cable pressure systems and air test hermetically sealed closures for leaks.  

O. May be required to perform additional duties and tasks as required by the Company.  

Basic Qualifications  

A. Tests – Results obtained in standard tests for this position must meet  
minimum requirements established by the Company, in accordance with  
Company policy.  

B. Experience – Management will designate the experience level required for each vacancy.  

First consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Cable Splicer or OSP Construction  
Installer/Splicer or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other  
telecommunications company experience).  

Second consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Communications Specialist, Customer Service Technician I, Customer Service Technician II, Customer Service Technician III, Fiber Network Field Technician, Internal Communications Technician, Line worker, Plant Construction Installer, Public Access Sales Technician, Collector/Maintainer, Public Communications Field Technician, Senior Communications Specialist or Special Equipment Installer, or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).  

Third consideration will be given to an individual who in the last ten years has successfully held the position of Buried Service Wire Technician, Equipment Maintainer, Equipment Installer, Frame Worker or Frame Maintainer, or who possesses the equivalent experience (i.e., other telecommunications company experience).  

If there are no individuals who meet the criteria outlined above, consideration will be given to all other individuals.  

C. Must possess, at time of appointment, a valid California class “C” driver’s license, and if required at the assigned job site, must demonstrate proficiency in the operation of a vehicle equipped with a standard (manual shift) transmission. May be required to obtain a valid California Class “A” driver’s license, after appointment, to meet vehicle or equipment operation requirements. (Class “A” drivers will be subject to random drug tests in  accordance with the Department of Transportation  

D. Legally required Criminal Records Check – Employee will be required to be fingerprinted and pass the Department of Justice criminal records screening process in order to ensure that the employee has never been convicted of, and is not the defendant in a pending criminal proceeding with respect to an arrest for, any “serious” or “violent” felony (as defined in the California Education and Penal Codes). The Department of Justice will continuously monitor the employee’s criminal record while the employee is employed in this position, and the employee shall be required to pass such continuous screening in order to retain this position.  

E. Must possess the ability to perceive difference in colors.  

F. Must possess the ability to distinguish audible tones/levels.  

Physical Requirements:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.