Technician II (2424) Fiber

Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland
02 Sep 2016
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Jacobs is one of the nation's largest engineering and technical services companies with more than 60,000 employees worldwide. At the US Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) within Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jacobs Technology employees, along with our teammate companies Caelum, SOI, eLe, and Trident, ensure the weapons, vehicles, and equipment that the war fighter depends on are safe, effective and reliable.

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Job Description:

Assists in performing technical work. Responsible for performing standardized or prescribed assignments involving the preparation and repair of all types of fiber optic cables, RJ45 and coaxial cables. The work requires the ability to learn and apply established methods, procedures and techniques related to outside or inside plant cable preparation tasks under supervision such as stripping protective covers and shielding away from fibers and copper core centers. Outside plant work will include work on telephone poles, in manholes, installing messenger cable, lashing fiber optic cable to the messenger, working with self-supporting cable, installing outdoor cable in a conduit system to include the installation of pulling cord, clearing/cleaning conduit, and pulling in fiber optic cables into the building. Inside plant work shall include working with multimode and single mode plenum and riser cables, current category Ethernet, and mounting/anchoring them to stay in position. Troubleshoots problems in connectivity, functionality and computer/camera interface. Must be proficient in the use of simple electronic troubleshooting instrumentation such as multi-meters and fiber optic power meters in order to troubleshoot and repair simple breaks in all types of signal transmission media to include RG59, single and multi-mode fiber cables, current category Ethernet patch cables, RG58 and audio cables. Must be proficient in the connector types, preparation techniques for splices and connector instrumentation such as fiber optic fusion, splicers and mechanical cam-splices, tests fibers to include measuring cable loss and transmit power. Performs OTDR testing to include determining cable loss, cable length, and problems within the cable. Performs RJ45 testing to include checking the cable for shorts, crosstalk, incorrect terminations, and noise. Must be able to complete simple projects in the installation of 1 or 2 camera surveillance systems under the guidance of a senior technician. Must show the ability to operate video cameras, still cameras and how they are used in different types of closed circuit television systems and security surveillance systems. Consults with more experienced optical technician when problems are anticipated. Technical adequacy of work will be checked in progress and upon completion by a senior level technician.

3 yrs. of applicable experience; or at least 60 credit hours or an Associate's Degree and 1 yr. of applicable experience; or 30 credit hours and 2 yrs. of applicable experience; or completion of a formal training program and 1 yr. of applicable experience. Must possess basic computer skills. Technician specialized areas include: Armaments and Munitions (AMT), Ballistic Instrumentation, Close Combat, Data System, Flash X-Ray, Generator Test Site, Geodetics, Maritime (MT), Mobile Equipment Tester, Network, Optical Engineering, Optical Instrumentation, Small Arms (SAT), Soldier Systems, and Vulnerability/Lethality (VLT).

Essential Functions Form:


May require sitting in front of a computer for some periods of time (up to 50%). The ability to bend, stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, kneel, reach above shoulder level and climb into or under a vehicle is required (up to 70%). Walking a minimum of 50 yards over rough terrain is required (up to 25%). The ability to push and pull as well as lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required (up to 50%).


Work environment may be inside or outside depending on the task. The ability to work in outside field conditions that include hot and cold extreme temperatures and other outdoor climatic conditions is required (up to 70%). Must be able to work in areas where only portable restroom facilities are available (up to 25%). Work environment may be fast-paced and require work under pressure to meet deadlines associated with the completion of a task. Position will require multiple task efforts.


Conducts test and evaluations using fiber optic equipment, general equipment, high speed thermocouple data acquisition, laser equipment, optical sensor technology and/or video recording equipment. Uses a variety of standard references, guides, and precedents to obtain needed information. Work may require being around moving machinery and equipment. Work may require driving auto equipment, forklifts, as well as other equipment.


Attendance is critical at all times during normal duty hours. Work outside of normal duty hours, including weekends and holidays, may be required with as little as one-hour advance notice.


Must be able to communicate effectively. Must be able to obtain an interim secret security clearance in order to gain access to required areas, networks and systems within thirty (30) days of date of your offer letter. Must be able to obtain and retain a secret security clearance. Must be able to provide proof of U.S. citizenship. Must be able to obtain and retain unescorted access to work areas. May be subject to hearing tests, laser eye exam, and complete blood count. If working with depleted uranium, an Urinebioassay and Invivo lung scan may also be required. May be subject to other physicals or exams if required to wear a respirator or are designated by the COR to have other physicals due to the work area in which you are assigned. May be subject to exposure to noise, vibration, radiation, temperature extremes, lead, petroleum, oil, lubricants, dusts, and solvents. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment as required. Must have a valid driver's license and personal transportation for the purpose of moving around the proving ground to accomplish job functions and in order to operate a rental vehicle if and when travel is required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a military driver's license within 30 days of employment. Must be able to obtain and maintain a military driver's license within 30 days of employment