What It Takes to Be a Fiber Optic Telecom Technician

Making Connections: What It Takes to Be a Fiber Optic Telecom Technician

High-speed fiber optic cabling is the backbone of next-generation telecommunications systems. Building reliable networks requires quality infrastructure with precision splicing and rigorous testing by highly skilled fiber optic technicians.

At Sertex, we are proud to employ some of the finest fiber optic technicians in the field.

  • Our successful technicians tend to be creative thinkers who enjoy solving problems and taking on new challenges.
  • They are flexible when workdays are often long, and travel is required.
  • They value being outfitted with state-of-the-art tools needed to get the job done, including splicing labs, precision testing equipment, and core alignment fusion splicers.
  • They prioritize safety by participating in annual hands-on training and ongoing safety education.

In exchange for hard work, dedication, and creativity, Sertex technicians are rewarded with highly competitive pay, generous benefits, and career growth opportunities. There is job security in telecom – fiber cabling delivers the signal that makes 5G possible and will be the technology of choice for decades to come. And because cable installation and maintenance cannot be automated, workers will always be required.

A Rewarding Career Path with Room to Grow

Splicing and testing fiber optic cable is the final step in network construction. Telecom techs get to witness the network coming to life and turning on service for customers. Our technicians enjoy interacting with homeowners and businesses where new networks are built.

A successful telecom technician at Sertex is someone who is not afraid to take on new challenges and is always looking for ways to solve problems. They bring basic skills to their jobs and receive extensive on-the-job training in optics, light transmission, refraction, and reflection.

Important personal qualities for fiber splicers include:

  • Attention to Detail – In a job where the slightest mistake can cause significant performance issues, technicians must be accurate and precise through every step of the splicing and testing process.
  • Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving– For both fiber installation and maintenance, technicians must quickly troubleshoot problems and identify and implement knowledgeable solutions based on experience.
  • Manual Dexterity - Technicians handle small, fragile fibers and connectors, so the ability to see up close and precisely manipulate small objects is critical.
  • Independence – Often fiber technicians work alone. Ideal job candidates are comfortable working solo or in a small team.
  • Ability to Read Prints/Diagrams– Fiber technicians often receive diagrams of network design from contractors or municipalities and must interpret them in the field.

If you're interested in becoming a Sertex telecom technician, we encourage you to apply today. We are committed to training and supporting our valued employees in the field and throughout the company, and we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

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