Fiber Technician -Travel Required

Locations US-NV-Henderson | US-NV-Las Vegas
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
IES Communications

Job Description

Travel will be required 85 - 90% of the time. Other 10 - 15% will be utilizing for upcoming local projects in the Las Vegas Area

Job Summary:

The Fiber Technician is responsible for all aspects, of Fiber including but not limited to installing, terminating, testing, and splicing. 

 General Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Cabling & Termination


  • The Fiber Technician must have basic copper termination skills
  • The Fiber Technician will install a work area outlet for the floor, modular furniture, and wall (terminate CAT 3 & CAT 5 jacks. Mount faceplates and surface mount boxes correctly. Adhere to IES COMMERCIAL labeling standards).
  • The Fiber Technician will build closets (Mount and install backboards, cross-connects, racks, patch panels, fiber optic, and hardware). Install grounding for racks, equipment, and cable as required. Complete all IDC connections (e.g. terminate 110/66 blocks and patch panels).
  • The Fiber Technician performs testing, continuity test horizontal and riser cable, use of volt-ohmmeter, troubleshoot opens, crosses, shorts, and transpose pairs on horizontal and riser cable, use a tone set.
  • The Fiber Technician installs LC, SC, ST, FC, FDDI, SMA, and MPO/MTP connectors, for both multi-mode & single-mode fiber
  • The Fiber Technician will terminate simplex & duplex jumper cord
  • The Fiber Technician will terminate & breakout outside plant (loose tube) fiber (e.g. Corning/Commscope)
  • The Fiber Technician will terminate & breakout outside plant (loose tube) fiber (e.g. 3DNX)
  • The Fiber Technician will terminate indoor tight buffered multimode and single-mode fiber
  • The Fiber Technician will install fan-out kits including buffer tube
  • The Fiber Technician will calculate the end to end loss budgets in accordance with TIA/EIA standards for multimode & single-mode fiber
  • The Fiber Technician will fully complete all IES paperwork accurately and on time specifically, timesheets, material transfers, work orders, change orders, Job Blog, tool transfers and others as required
  • The Fiber Technician will complete any other duties as assigned




  • The Fiber Technician will test using an OTDR, Fluke DTX 180
  • The Fiber Technician troubleshoots using an OTDR to identify and correct problems end to end, and Network-wide


  • The Fiber Technician will perform mechanical splicing with all types of fiber cable
  • The Fiber Technician will perform fusion splicing with all types of fiber cable
  • The Fiber Technician performs building entrance splices, maintenance space, and direct buried splices


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • The Fiber Technician must be self-motivated, positive in approach, professional, and help create, develop, and implement project process improvement(s).
  • The Fiber Technician must promote the Company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients, and business partners.
  • The Fiber Technician must possess and be proficient with the listed tools.
  • The Fiber Technician must be able to act as the Company liaison for interface with customer representative(s).
  • The Fiber Technician must possess proven problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to effectively read, write, and give oral presentation(s).
  • The Fiber Technician must be able to work at heights, off of a ladder, and in confined spaces, lift up to 50 pounds and move up to 75 pounds.
  • The Fiber Technician must be able to see and distinguish different colors, read the small print, and hear and recognize audible signals such as dial tones.
  • The Fiber Technician must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.
  • Regular attendance is mandatory



Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess and be proficient with the listed tools.
  • Must be proficient at terminating all connector types and methods for SMF and MMF systems (Unicam, anaerobic, heat-cure)
  • Must have Testing & Troubleshooting MMF & SMF systems experience (OTDR & PMLS)
  • Must be able to meet IES driving standards policy
  • Prefer 3-5 years of experience in Fiber
  • Prefer Industry Certifications (Corning/FOA)
  • Prefer Data Center installation experience
  • Prefer Mechanical and Fusion Splice experience
  • Prefer OSP / Confined Space Entry experience (splicing)
  • Must be able to use the following trade Tools: Screwdriver (regular and Phillips), drywall saw, torpedo level, tape measure, snips (with belt sheath), pliers (needle nose and channel locks), hammer, wrench set, cable stripper, flashlight and gloves. Punch tool with 110 block and 66 block blade, tone set, 6/8 position combo crimp tool, and Krone/3M/BIX.

Career Path:

  • Lead Communications Technician


Minimum Years of Experience


License Required


Minimum Education

High School


IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2021 fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, IES produced over $1.53 billion in revenue and employed over 6,800 employees at over 99 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.


From office buildings to wind farms, industrial complexes to housing developments, our employees and design professionals design, build, and maintain the systems that empower lives.

  • Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions: 
  • Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it
  • Competitive Pay
  • Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match
  • Company Paid Time Off
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Choice of Medical Coverage including Prescription and  Short Term Disability Plans
  • Choice of Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Optional Long-term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Legal and Pet Coverage
  • Auto and Home Insurance Discount Programs


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