OH Engineers / Splicers – Irlam, Manchester

The Role

We are seeking experienced splicers. The primary responsibilities of the Fibre Splicer will be to splice fibre optic cables in both outdoor and indoor settings, read, create and maintain splicing schematics and diagrams, maintain control of outside plant activities surrounding the assigned work site(s), taking and maintaining accurate splicing and field notes, support project timelines, and inspecting, designing and providing accurate staking sheets for projects.

  • Carrying out 1st and 2nd line fault investigations.

  • Undertake Maintenance, testing, installation and commissioning as required.

  • Undertake on-site repairs, equipment swap outs, exchanges and installations.

  • Undertake equipment reprogramming and install latest equipment configuration.

  • Guiding on safety matters.

  • Compliance with appropriate safety standards.

  • Keeping up-to-date, reading, learning and putting instructions affecting the safety of systems into practice.

  • Accurate maintenance of system records to ensure safety and reliability.

  • Inspections of equipment and systems for safety defects.

  • Performing and recording results of safety tests on critical equipment and systems.

  • Testing and certifying the safety of new systems, installations and modifications

  • Splice fibre optic cables including both loose tube and tight buffer optic cables. Construct a proper splice case, including but not limited to: grounding, bonding, isolation, slack storage and sealing. Prepare and maintain splicing records, schematics and diagrams.

  • Perform work in accordance with industry standards. Be familiar with RUS 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, on maps and in the field with clarity and detail and make recommendations for changes in running line or construction methodologies.

  • Enter and maintain outside plant records.

  • Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes to support project contracts.

  • If weekend work is required then you will be given appropriate notice to work if required.

  • To carry out any other duties as required to manage our projects.

  • To develop the Group’s commitment to equality and diversity and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all works undertaken.

  • To adhere with section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts and omissions.

  • This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list but to indicate the main responsibilities of the post. It will be reviewed periodically to take into account changes and developments in service requirements.

Reporting To:

Build Manager


  • Experienced working on the Openreach FTTP Network, splicing and testing.

  • Be prepared to undergo a DBS check (formally CRB).

  • Full UK driving license held for a minimum of 12 months.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Previous experience of telecoms, working overhead and underground or external network installation. • NRWSA accreditation.

Desirable Skill

  • Recognised fibre training accreditation equivalent to; BTSEC03, RC1, A8, A9, A12, A16, C4, E1, F5, F20, G5, H1, K8, N6 & N22.

  • Experienced in installing ONTs and CSPs.

Our Ideal Fit

Team player, but also able to work stand alone as required, Focused on outcomes. Aligns to our core values.

What We Offer

39 hours per week Mon-Fri

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Still Interested?

Email HR@freedomfibre.com

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