On contract award, Leidos will have an opening for an Inside/Outside Cable Plant Technician III in the country of Qatar. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the AFCENT Communications Technical Support Service IV mission. In this mission we ensure communications information is available to forward deployed forces supporting Operation Resolute Support and Inherent Resolve in South West Asia (SWA) and the continuing mission requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD).
The successful candidate shall provide I/O cable plant support for the day-to-day technical operations of the I/O infrastructure as well as the installation, testing, removal, operation, and maintenance of aerial, underground, and buried multi-purpose communications cable to include copper, coaxial, and fiber optic cable.
The candidate shall comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for I/O-related safety issues and the Air Force Office of Safety and Health (AFOSH) standard and local squadron instructions.
I/O Cable Plant tasks shall include:
a. Install and work in confined spaces and conduit ducting systems.
b. Install, pull, and test fiber optic, copper, and coaxial cabling.
c. Terminate, splice, test, maintain, and repair fiber optic (including fusion splicing), copper, and coaxial ca-bling.
d. Install interior premise wiring and fiber, copper, and coaxial cabling.
e. Install fiber optic modems, multiplex equipment, patch panels, main and intermediate distribution frames, lightning protection, and supporting ground and power connections.
f. Install cabinets, cable ladder and rack systems, and equipment components in cabinet.
g. Operate heavy equipment to include cable reel trucks, trenchers, backhoes, chiselers, bobcat, and 20k all-terrain forklift.
h. Provide access to buried communication cable and digging and/or chiseling trenches.
i. Locate cables and provide inputs to digging permits as required.
j. Install separate red and black interior signal cable distribution systems, exterior and interior coaxial cable systems, and supporting equipment to interface tactical and commercial cabling systems.
k. Supply, operate, and maintain equipment required to support I/O cable plant infrastructure as stated in the individual TO. The contractor may be required to provide heavy equipment leasing to support I/O cabling tasks as specified in the TO. Equipment and software supported includes, but is not limited to, the following:
l. Cable Analyzer / Fluke DTX1800 with Fiber Optic Modules or equivalent power meter
m. Optical Time Domain Reflectometer or equivalent
o. Fiber Optic Splicing Machine – Fujikura 50S/60S
p. Cable reel trucks and trailers
q. Backhoes, chippers, and trenchers
r. Software - AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, VISIO, ArcGIS, Google Earth
s. Standard Manhole Gas detector – i.e., IBird-MX6
t. Cable locater
The candidate will have supervisory responsibilities as well.
Lead level of experience of the following inside/outside cable plant work:
- Installation of ducts and conduits, pulling cables, and terminating, testing, splicing, and repairing interior and outside copper, coaxial, and fiber optic cabling
- Installation of fiber optic modems, fiber multiplex equipment, fiber patch panels, analog and digital copper patch panels, main and intermediate distribution frames,
- Installation of lightning protection and supporting ground and power connections
- Installation of cabinets, cable ladder and rack systems, and equipment components in the cabinets
- Requires high school diploma or equivalent and 5+ years of experience.
Experience with the operation of heavy equipment as specified in the task order to include: track excavator-changeable scoop/hydraulic jackhammer, standard backhoe, bobcat, cable reel truck, and 20K all- terrain forklift.
Candidate must have a valid U.S. Passport that will not expire with 7 months from hire date.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Field Services
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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