Front Line Maintenance (Transport/Optical) Technician

New York City, NY

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Job Description

 Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Routine Manufacturer and customer maintenance including Ethernet testing.
  • Fiber cleaning, placement and management (OC 12, 48, 192, LC/LC and SC/SC connector).
  • Testing systems using digital light wave test sets (test equipment and fiber cleaning tools).
  • Circuit pack changes and upgrades.
  • Working with and taking direction from the customer’s NOC.
  • Perform minor installations and upgrades to the network.
  • Installation of DS-3 cables and terminations.
  • Perform routine maintenance as requested by the customer.
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager.

Skills & Requirements


Work Requirements:

  • This is an ON CALL position.
  • Tech must be available 365/24/7.
  • Use of personal vehicle with expense paid for use.
  • Basic personal hand tools (additional tools will be provided as required).

Education Requirements:

  • Grade 12 graduate.
  • Certification on various equipment an asset (Huawei, Nortel, Infinera, Cisco, ADVA, etc;).

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Minimum 10 years working experience in Central Office (CO) environment.
  • Maintenance experience on transport switching equipment.
  • Equipment installation experience.
  • Test and turn up of CO equipment.
  • Ethernet 10Ge/1Ge, coaxial, fiber, DSX, DS3 x-connect panels.
  • Digital Signal hierarchy and theory- DS1, DS3, STS1, SONET DWDM.
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and especially Excel.
  • Transport- network installation, augments, maintenance and preventative maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish customer relations.
  • Self-starter and able to work independently under limited supervision.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to lift 70 pounds.
  • Stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Climb step ladders to a height of 12 feet.

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America. 

AFL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not deny employment, benefits, or compensation to any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status or characteristic.  The same applies to hiring and employing persons with disabilities, unless a disability prevents a person from performing the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation.  

AFL supports the objectives of affirmative action and a work environment without discrimination.  The Company calls upon and expects every individual with the Company to accept a personal responsibility for continuing the successful policy.