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Test & Turn-up Technician
Job#: 173677
Positions: 1
Posted: 03/05/2013
Job Type: Part Time
Location: Florida
Department: EF & I
Category: Technician
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: No Benefits
Contact: David Lee
Business Unit: E F & I
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Job Description

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to a wide variety of industries. AFL’s Services Division has extensive experience in both the design and application in telecommunications, broadband, wireless, electric utility, OEM, enterprise, and private network markets. This group provides site development, engineering, and construction expertise, integrated services, and fiber optic products. In addition, AFL’s Services Division manufactures, engineers, and installs fiber optic products and equipment to enable delivery of high-speed voice, video, and data services. Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. Test & Turn-up Technician: Responsible for the Testing and Turn-up and Analyze Troubles on our Customers' Equipment, Circuits and Fiber Optic Systems. This Technician would also be responsible for furnishing written and/or printouts to our customer of the test results. Provide AT&T and other Companies a value added product that would be ready for customer service. Test Fiber Optic Cables and Jumpers for continuity, loss, return loss, reflections and any other imperfections. Provide Documentation. Test and Turnup all types of multiplexers to include: Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, DSC, Adtran, Emerson, Tellabs, Cisco and PulseCom. Test and Turnup DACS (Digital Access Cross-connect Systems) Test and Turnup Ethernet equipment and circuits. Run tests with the NOC on equipment alarms that require IP Addresses. Maintain a test equipment inventory and calibration due dates. Provide technical expertise to other installers and management. Be proficient using the follow test equipment: OTDR, Fiber Optic Transmission Measuring Set, Visual Light Laser,(may be required to use a test set for more complex testing of fiber optical) Bit Error Rate Test Sets to test metallic DS1 and DS3 Circuits Such as a T-BERD 310 or JDS UNIPHASE T-BERD 8000 with SONET Platform. Ethernet Test Sets such as the Transport Module for the T-BERD 8000 Platform. Maintain a library of technical manuals for customers' equipment and AFL's test equipment.


Have at least (5) years of testing and trouble shooting of Telecommunication equipment. Some of this could be satisfied by attendance to Technical Schools. Some college/ Associate degree. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, XL, Word, Power Point, Procomm+. Knowledge of using laptop to connect to telecommunication equipment for testing purposes. Customer Service Skills. Be willing to travel at a moments notice. Use of small hand tools. Able to lift heavy test equipment up to (50) pounds. Handle fiber optic jumpers without damaging. Work with a variety of test and patch cords. Able to stand, sit or crouch for long periods of time. Exposure to mechanical, electrical, and/or other hazards. Work indoors or outside plant. Handle confidential and sensitive customer information. Willing to travel with a short notification. Self motivated since this person will have to work with a minimum amount of Supervision.

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