• JSP - Cable Technician

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    High School Diploma/GED
    BICSI Certs are preferred, Vendor Certs (LeGrand, Corning, Panduit, etc.)
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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    Responsible for assisting in the placement of copper and fiber optic cables in a variety of environments, indoor and outdoor. Specific responsibilities include testing and placement of copper fiber optic cables. Ensure all work performed follows standards and specifications.


    Specific responsibilities include opening, bonding, splicing, testing and placement of fiber optic cables. Ensure all work performed follows standards and specifications. Install, repair, and test copper and fiber cable. Scope, clean and document Fiber Readings. Demonstrate the proper use of splice trays.

    Demonstrate knowledge in all types of cable and installation and maintenance activity, cable and safety test equipment and practices, and use of common cable construction equipment. Locate and repair cable faults to maintain existing cable network without causing failure interruptions.

    Validate and test end-to-end service provisioning for cable networks. Confirm accurate cable terminations on cross connect, patch panels, hubs and routers. Run, terminate and test telecommunication inside wiring, including cat5/6 cabling. Place infrastructure equipment, including racks, frames and associated cable run and wire management devices. May also be responsible for placing end-user devices, such as PC workstations and telephones.


    Demonstrate ability to Problem Solve and Troubleshoot. Knowledge of the different types of fiber applications (SC/LC/ST/FC). Basic knowledge of the use and types of fiber attenuators.

    Manage pole climbing, working at heights, handling ladders, and pushing, pulling and bending equipment. Work outdoors and in inclement weather conditions. Work on-call 24 hours a day for emergency repairs.

    Maintain safe and secure work environment by complying with Government standards and legal regulations. Possess knowledge in first aid and CPR. Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

    Review site surveys, condition discrepancy reports, design drawings, technical manuals for cable installation feasibility. Understand construction prints and splice schematics. Maintain project tracing information such as production sheets, time sheets, and customer required paperwork.


    High School (GED) plus a minimum of two years of copper and fiber optic cabling and network construction and maintenance experience.


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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