|TelForce Group is looking for OSP Field Engineers in the St. Louis, MO area. These are contract-to-hire positions.
The OSP Field Engineer is responsible for regularly performing inspection and verification of outside plant fiber networks to include construction elements such as conduit, fiber, splice case locations, cabinets, pole analysis, and may perform work in central office environments. When not verifying items in the field, the OSP Engineering Technician will assist designers and engineers with permitting, design, and AutoCAD work. OSP Engineering Technicians share responsibility with local contractors for both safety and quality within the market to ensure the project meets all municipality and client requirements.
OSP Field Engineer Description:
Commitment to working and leading safely, in compliance with OSHA regulations and company policies.
Perform site visits as needed to document field conditions for new sites and site modification projects.
Liaise with contractor for any restoration efforts.
Conduct site or pole surveys as required. Use OSP field equipment, such as IKE +, to gather utility pole line information
Provide field investigation of aerial and underground construction projects utilizing tools such as IKE +, GPS, laser rangefinders, and measuring wheels.
Work with local municipalities for permitting acquisition and attend meetings in person as required
Using AutoCAD and Google Earth to prepare project documentation and maps. Aid in research and acquisition of permits and right-of-way documentation
Develop working relationships and effectively communicate with Management, Project Managers, Foreman, and co-workers to address and resolve problems and work in a cooperative manner to achieve company goals
Act as a technical resource for field support, customers, sales, and operations, assisting in and addressing and resolving questions and problems
Communicate with customers regarding project progress, where applicable
Visit customer sites to gather OSP site survey information, evaluate customer requirements.
Daily engagement with customer’s engineering team and project management staff via emails / phone as well as occasional in-person meetings
Attend onsite meetings with appropriate stake holders to explain construction procedures and cable routing as necessary.
Perform field verifications of existing plant in order to provide accurate pickup points for new development and commercial plant extensions.
May be asked to train less experienced staff.
All other duties assigned by manager
OSP Field Engineer Qualifications:
2+ years of telecom experience
Utility Construction or OSP experience preferred
Fiber to the home (FTTH) networks experience preferred
Working knowledge of GPS principles and ability to accurately use GPS hardware and software, laser rangefinders, telescoping measuring sticks, measuring wheels and tapes and various surveying equipment to gather field data as needed
Working knowledge of IKE + is preferred
Working knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred
Working knowledge of Google Earth is preferred
Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, engineering documents, and construction drawings
Ability to write reports, correspondence and engineering documents
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with vendors, customers, permitting authorities, and other employees of the organization
Ability to read and interpret construction maps to build fiber network
Great customer service skills
Comfortable with hand tools, power tools, test equipment and ladders
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
Ability to review both technical and non-technical aspects of field work
Ability to review work completed by others and adequately convey required corrections
Effectively communicate and work with both internal Engineering and Project Management teams as well as customers
Ability to sketch site layout and surrounding areas, read and take measurements
Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured; some jobs may require travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications relative to the job to firstname.lastname@example.org. In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format, 2 references, phone number and email. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our database for consumption. Call Sonia at 269.330.0661.