Technician Fiber I

Rustburg, VA 24588, USA Req #1862
Monday, April 26, 2021
Shentel (NASDAQ: SHEN) is a regional telecommunications company successfully providing a broad range of telecommunication solutions for over 110 years.  Shentel is committed to enriching the lives of the customers we serve with the highest quality telecommunication services by making major investments in technology easy.  It is our vision to provide rural communities with access to the same level of telecommunications services as those found anywhere else in the US.  With operations in multiple states, we provide our customers with wireline and wireless telephone, Cable TV, and internet.  In addition Shentel is proud to be an affiliate of Sprint.  We own and operate the more than 1000 towers that support our wireless network and employ the teams who work in our 48 Sprint stores, provide customer service, and operate the wireless network.  We are looking for dedicated people with professional attitudes who take pride in providing superior customer service, closing sales and driving success of all of the facets of our business.  We're Shentel.  Always connected to you.  Shentel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. 

Job Summary:

Responsible for installation, troubleshooting, terminating, splicing, and testing of fiber optic cables in order to provide quality service for customers, using specialized tools and test equipment. Maintain daily contact with dispatch regarding service problems, and assignments concerning splicing notes and field information. Maintain daily contact with Network/Maintenance Technicians and Construction Department.

Qualification Requirements:

a. Education: High School Diploma or equivalent education

b. Experience Level: One year of construction experience required. Installation experience desirable.

c. Special Requirements:

    i. Ability to work aloft up to 50’ in a bucket truck, ladder or climb utility poles.

    ii. Ability to work in confined spaces (manholes, vaults, etc.)

    iii. Ability to distinguish between different tones.

    iv. Able and willing to work outdoors and in inclement weather.

    v. Able and willing to be on call 24 hours a day for emergency repair.

    vi. Ability to work independently and deal tactfully and effectively with the public

and staff.

    vii. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transport up to 200 feet.

    viii. Ability to lift up to 100 pounds.

    ix. Licenses or Certifications: Valid driver’s license required.

d. Skills Summary:

    i. Demonstrated strong problem solving skills

    ii. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    iii. Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Shentel provides a drug-free workplace and is an EEO employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


If you require accommodation or assistance to complete the online application process, due to a medical condition or impairment, please contact a HR Representative at 540-984-5241 or When you contact a HR Representative please identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting.  We will assist you promptly.


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Other details

  • Job Family Engineering & Operations
  • Job Function Broadband
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
  • Rustburg, VA 24588, USA