Fibre Telecommunication Infrastructure X 5 Positions

Posted on :

9 Oct, 2015

Category :

Telecom Jobs in South Africa

Main Purpose:
The Splicer is responsible to Build and Maintenance of the company’s fibre network in the allocated Cell within a region. Ensure a resilient & stable network for current & future customers by attending to breaks, maintenance, routes and link build. Compile of various reports for the Area Network Owner.

Minimum Requirements:
Splicer spends 95% of their daily working hours in the field to perform maintenance on the network. The work requires a lot of driving as well as irregular working hours & overtime. Health and Safety is a big factor in the daily operations of the Splicer

  • N1 – N3 Certificate / Grade 12
  • Registration as an FOA Splicer (5-day course) is highly recommended
  • 3 years’ technical experience in the Optical Fibre environment (Construction & Maintenance)
  • Knowledge of test equipment (OTDR) and Health & Safety is recommended
  • Problem solving individuals with a competitive nature will stand out above the peers
  • Must have driver’s license

Key Performance Areas & Tasks:
Effective Implementation – route & fibre build:

  • Splice new customer up on network – Receive site instructions / Go & build the link (if there are any changes on SI get ref. from planning)
  • Return site instructions to Project Manager to arrange for ATP to client

Network Maintenance – Availability & MTTR:

  • Ensure availability of the network in the specific cell is at 99.98%
  • Ensure repairs are done with- in the 4 hour Service Level Agreement (SLA) in the specific cell
  • Resolve all breaks in the area within the set SLA agreement (4 hours)
  • Maintain hand holes and routes on a daily basis (cleaning, numbering, slack management and label-ling)
  • Slack: Slack bracket – route cables and label cables
  • Identify weak spots & breaks in the network that are high risk – Identify high traffic routes (check diversity) / Protect weak spots until it can be rectified, not allowing access / Rectify / remedy cutting over cables and / or cut-ting in new joints
  • Maintain shortest timelines between temporary and permanent repairs: Use shortest time to get client to work (to meet SLA)
  • Get contractor to float new cable in conjunction with PMO
  • Apply for cut over reference to make permanent re-pairs (on laptop and send information to change management with proposal)
  • (Obtain data from client when to permanently repair)
  • In the event that joints are not up to standard & ducts are damaged:
  • Go on-site to observe and to decide what to do for example – Float cable to get site up to standard / Gather all on-site information / Decide whether to request Contractor to float cables
  • Apply for a cut over reef (cut cable & make new joint)
  • If damaged, establish nature of damage get the relevant information off the contractor involved & also whether clients are involved. Fix and protect.
  • Manage the identified high traffic routes
  • Manage protected weak spots until it can be rectified, not allowing access
  • Manage rectify / remedy cutting over cables and / or cutting in new joints


Health & Safety Compliance:

  • Adheres to all the safety policies as defined by the EH&S Act & the company’s policies regarding Safety.
  • Attends all the schedule training interventions on Traffic Management and EH&S

***Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates.  Should you not hear from us within 5 days, please consider you application as unsuccessful.

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