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Tech I
Job#: 190056
Positions: 1
Posted: 10/24/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Akron/Canton, OH
Department: EF & I
Category: Technician
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: Full-time Benefits
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 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.


Position: Technician I


Job Summary:  AFL Network Services has an immediate opening for Level I Technicians in the Canton, OH area.  A Technicians will install with direct supervision: cable pathway systems, firestop systems, various electronic components, various cable that includes but is not limited to: twisted pair cable, coax, power limited tray cable, stranded cable and solid conductor low voltage cable. Cable installation includes: placement, termination, testing, labeling and documentation .  Local candidates preferred.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Install cable pathway systems (cable trays, cable racks, J-hooks or D-rings).
  • Install, terminate, test, label and document horizontal, backbone and other cables.
  • Dress and route cable into telecommunications closets, modular furniture and other work area outlets.
  • Build out telecommunication and equipment rooms.
  • Firestop various types of cable penetrations.
  • Test, troubleshoot, and document test results for cabling.
  • Learn  ANSI/TIA/EIA cabling standards and the National Electric Code.
  • Understands, adheres to, and promotes the Environmental, Health & Safety policies of AFL Telecommunications.
  • Perform other duties as needs arise.

Required Skills:

  • A valid drivers license
  • Good judgment
  • Organizational skills
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent. (Vocational/Technical/Business School strongly preferred.)
  • Customer service skills.
  • Good vision and hearing.
  • Ability to read Blue Prints
  • Ability to travel overnight
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Basic computer skills.
  • The ability to think critically and problem solve.
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • The desire to become proficient and increase profitability.

We expect excellence from our employees. This means we offer a drug-free and safe working environment.  All candidates must be able to pass a background check, motor vehicle record check, and drug screen as well as complete Environmental, Health and Safety Training.  A clean driving record and valid Driver’s License are required for all AFL driving positions.


Must be able to lift 50 pounds at regular intervals.

Unifrm will consist of steel toed boots, jeans and casual / non-offensive shirt.


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