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Become A Fiber Optic Splicer

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Working As A Fiber Optic Splicer

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • $41,740

    Average Salary

What Does A Fiber Optic Splicer Do At GW Communications LLC

* Splice fiber optic cables including both loose tube and ribbon optic cables.
* Construct a proper splice case.
* Prepare and maintain splicing records, schematics and diagrams.
* Perform work in accordance with industry standards.
* Read and follow design engineers instructions and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety procedures.
* Prepare engineering field notes.
* Interpret buried underground and aerial telecom facilities in records, maps and in the field with clarity and detail.
* Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes to support project

What Does A Fiber Optic Splicer Do At Aero Communications Inc.

* Install, repair and test fiber cable in a variety of environments (underground, indoor and aerial).
* Install, splice, troubleshoot, conduct and record tests.
* Verify and document installations for inside and outside plant fiber optic systems for both new and existing applications.
* Terminate cable utilizing a variety of connectors.
* Perform testing utilizing OTDRs, Power Meter/Light Sources and VFLs.
* Record and document testing per customer specifications.
* Uphold quality workmanship surpassing industry standards.
* Provide 24×7 emergency response support

What Does A Fiber Optic Splicer Do At Star Construction, LLC

* Splices overhead, underground multiple-conductor cables used in telephone communication.
* Climb utility poles or towers, utilizes truck-mounted lift bucket or descends into sewers underground vaults where cables are located.
* Cuts sheath from installed cable to gain access to defective cable connections, using proper means and tools
* Cuts and peels sheath and insulation from newly installed cables and conductors preparatory to splicing.
* Tests each conductor to identify corresponding conductors in adjoining cable sections, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to prevent incorrect connections between individual communication circuits using test lamp or bell system.
* Cleans, tins and splices corresponding conductors by twisting ends together or by joining ends with metal clips and soldering each connection.
* Covers conductors with insulating or fireproofing materials.
* Fits sleeve around cable joint and cable sheath to produce moistureproof joint.
* Fills completed sleeve with insulating oil.
* May work on energized circuits to avoid interruption of service.
* May locate and repair leaks in pressurized cable

What Does A Fiber Optic Splicer Do At Prince Telecom

* Survey pole routes.
* Make customer contact.
* Run 2 count flat fiber from NAP to House by required pole route.
* Install Span clamps, J hooks, and P hooks.
* Use wedge hangers to secure fiber.
* Install NID at the house.
* Record all tick marks and fiber reel numbers.
* Follow all KCPL safety requirements

What Does A Fiber Optic Splicer Do At Ervin Cable

* Completion of low level and high level labor intensive tasks as well as operation of assigned construction equipment.
* Completion of daily production reports to document work performed.
* Use of hand tools, ladders, and equipment to assist in the completion of an assigned project.
* Clean and maintain supplies, tools, equipment, and work areas in order to ensure compliance with safety regulations.
* Additional Duties as assigned

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How To Become A Fiber Optic Splicer

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology and receive on-the-job training. Industry certification is required for some positions.


Postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computers is typically needed for telecom technicians. 

Technical instruction in basic electronics, telecommunications, and computer science offered in community colleges and technical schools may be particularly helpful. Most programs lead to a certificate or an associate’s degree in electronics repair, computer science, or related subjects.

Some employers prefer to hire candidates with an associate’s degree, particularly for positions such as central office technicians, headend technicians, and those working with commercial communications systems.


Once hired, telecom technicians receive on-the-job training, typically lasting a few months. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on work with an experienced technician. In these settings, workers learn the equipment’s internal parts and the tools needed for repair. Technicians who have completed postsecondary education often require less on-the-job instruction than those who have not. 

Some companies may send new employees to training sessions to learn about equipment, procedures, and technologies offered by equipment manufacturers or industry organizations.

Because technology in this field constantly changes, telecom technicians must continue learning about new equipment over the course of their careers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some technicians must be certified to perform certain tasks or to work on specific equipment. Certification requirements vary by employer and specialization.

Organizations, such as the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, offer certifications for telecom technicians. Some manufacturers also provide certifications for working with specific equipment.


Advancement opportunities often depend on previous work experience and training. Repairers with extensive knowledge of equipment may be qualified to become manufacturing sales representatives.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Telecom technicians must be able to distinguish different colors because they work with color-coded wires.

Customer-service skills. Telecom technicians who work in customers’ homes and offices, should be friendly and polite. They must be able to teach people how to maintain and operate communications equipment.

Dexterity. Telecom technicians’ tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Telecom technicians must be familiar with the devices they install and repair, their internal parts, and the appropriate tools needed to use, install, or fix them. They must also be able to understand manufacturers’ instructions when installing or repairing equipment.

Troubleshooting skills. Telecom technicians must be able to troubleshoot and devise solutions to problems that are not immediately apparent.

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Fiber Optic Splicer Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Marathi

  • Japanese

  • Russian

  • Hindi

  • Dakota

  • Arabic

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Top Fiber Optic Splicer Skills

  1. Fiber Optic Cables
  2. Otdr
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain 300 mile radius of fiber optic cables for Central Texas Region.
  • Use of OTDR and power meters in testing.
  • Performed quality and safety reviews of equipment installation practices.
  • Climb poles and use utility bucket trucks to place cables aerial.
  • Prevent Verizon and MCI fiber wires from being damaged by ticket screening.

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