The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Journey Cable Splicer

Hiring department ITS Networking
Monthly salary $3,400+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 730AM to 400PM
Posting number 17-05-11-01-5317
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. This position requires you to maintain internet service and a mobile phone with voice and data plans to be used when required for work. Schedule is M-F 7:30 - 4. Overtime and occasional nights and weekends are required.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Fabricates, installs, maintains existing Outside Plant infrastructure, operates equipment and performs routine or emergency maintenance.

Essential Functions

Installation and splicing of copper cables. Installation and splicing of fiber optic cables. Testing and troubleshooting copper cable. Testing and troubleshooting fiber optic cable. Repair and maintenance of copper cables. Repair and maintenance of fiber optic cables. Maintenance and repair of cable air pressure. Assist and work as a team member with other ITS and construction groups. This position will require driving a UT vehicle to site locations to carry out these duties.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Four years of experience in the installation and/or repair of fiber-optic cable and other related telecommunications equipment. Ability to distinguish the difference between colors. Experience in installation of OSP cables and construction methods. Industry recognized certification in splicing and testing copper and fiber optic cable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Six or more years of experience of journey level cable splicing. Over five years of experience in a campus environment. Mysoft experience. Confined space training. Experience with large projects, cable transfers. Strong troubleshooting skills.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving

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