Pillar Innovations

  • Fiber Optic Technician - Morgantown, WV

    Job Locations US-WV-Morgantown
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview



    Pillar Innovations is now accepting applications along with resumes for a full-time Fiber Optics TechnicianThe Fiber Optics Technician will be responsible for building, terminating, splicing and documenting fiber optic cables with an end goal of providing maximum operating efficiency. This position will also be responsible for customer premise and outside plant installations, including hardware framing, cabling, bonding, and end-to-end testing.


    This Fiber Optics Technician position is both shop and field based and requires a flexible work schedule that includes extended hours, travel and regular overnight and out-of-town stay and night-shift and after-hour calls for service and repair.

    The Fiber Optics Technician will be based out of the Pillar Innovations’ office, located in Morgantown, WV.  Areas of operations include, but are not limited to:  West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, New York and Virginia.

    Pillar Innovations, LLC is a service company that takes pride in being on the cutting edge of technology. Pillar Innovations offers a diverse product portfolio to fulfill the needs of the energy, mining, environmental, manufacturing, and food & drug sectors. Additionally, it provides services ranging from custom software packages to vision systems and wireless communications. Regardless of the need, Pillar Innovations is there to provide the safety, communication, and automation systems that industrial customers need to succeed.


    Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth.  Pillar Innovations offers competitive wages commensurate with experience, outstanding medical, dental and vision benefits, short-term and long- term disability, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and paid time off.



    Job Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for customer premise and outside plant installations, including framing, mounting, pulling and grounding
    • Build, test and document pre-terminated, ready-to-ship fiber optic cable assemblies
    • Terminate, splice, test and document fiber optic outside plant facilities
    • Maintaining quality standards of production and service
    • Coordinate fiber activities with other trades and departments as necessary
    • Perform ring cuts on live fiber without affecting existing services
    • Perform fiber tests with OTDR, and Light Source and Power Meter
    • Provide accurate equipment location, splicing and terminating records for the fiber database
    • Build bays, fiber distribution panels, inner-ducts, jumper pathways and other network elements needed for the installing of fiber optic equipment and patch and panels
    • Monitor, communicate and perform corrective actions to fix problems affecting any fiber or fiber related equipment
    • Install demarcation enclosures, switches and other telecom equipment
    • Support new business development and customer service by being available and responsive to internal and external customers and for new business inquiries
    • Provide detailed paperwork and documentation to ensure accurate record-keeping, billing and inventory
    • Answer fiber optic related questions from customers and other departments


    Job Qualifications:

    • Experience with the following equipment: fusion splicer, mechanical connectors, OTDR, power meters, traffic identifiers, digital multi-meters, cleavers, strippers, buffer tube splitters, cable ring tools, hand tools, toners, rodder, ladders, bucket truck
    • Familiar with standards and best practices for premise entry and electronic equipment installation
    • Understanding of the technologies and standards as they apply to the installation of fiber optic networks
    • Working knowledge of design and layout for fiber terminations
    • Possess a good understanding of fiber documentation and have the ability to assist in laying out new fiber circuits
    • Working knowledge of fiber optics and networking
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision, within broad guidelines of procedures and goals, able to apply technical expertise to a variety of situations, evaluating problems and implementing the best solutions
    • Ability to differentiate color codes, as well as read and understand manufacturer’s manuals for operating and repairing of electronic equipment and components
    • Proficient in the operation of all related fiber tools and equipment
    • Experience with bucket trucks and safety procedures
    • Willing and able to work a flexible field and shop schedule, travel, overnight and out-of-town stay, occasional night-shifts and after hour calls for service and repair
    • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) and maintain a high level of customer service and to represent Pillar Innovations in a professional, competent and courteous manner
    • Must possess a working knowledge of personal computers and software packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Must be dependable; trustworthy; and possess a positive and productive attitude
    • Must be able to work well with co-workers and customers

    Working Conditions:
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

    • Walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb ladders and stairs; crawl; kneel
    • Climb poles; carry, set-up and extend ladders weighing up to 100 lbs., as well as work with confidence on ladders and utility poles at heights of up to 40 feet
    • Work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
    • Work in underground environments
    • Must be safety and customer-focused, without exception
    • Required safety equipment:  Metatarsal boots, ARC flash rated clothing, protective eye wear, gloves, hard hat, and hearing protection


    Additional Eligibility Qualifications

    1. Must possess a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment
    2. This position requires the completion of a thorough background and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. In accordance with Pillar Innovation’s Drug and Alcohol policy, employees are required to participate in random, post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing as requested.

    AAP/EEO Statement 
    Pillar Innovations is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities without regard to any protected classes under applicable law.


    ADA Statement

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Other Duties
    This job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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