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.
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