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Nelnet OSP Tech I in Greeley, Colorado

At ALLO, we believe people are our biggest asset. Our team brings the ALLO mission to life because as local members of each community, we live, work, play, and volunteer right here with you. We're passionate about being involved and contributing to the success and progress of each of our fiberhoods.

We pursue these passions because ALLO leaders have created a workplace where folks are valued, ideas are heard, and work-life balance is an everyday practice.

The primary functions of this position are to safely and efficiently install, test, and maintain Allo’s underground and aerial fiber optic facilities. Allo OSP Technicians apply a great work ethic and strong attention to detail to provide an exceptional customer experience. If you are seeking a career with one of the fastest growing all-fiber broadband service providers in the region and enjoy making an impact in your community, Allo is the right place for you.

  • Prepare inside and outside fiber optical cable for new splicing, re-routing, and restoration. - Install, maintain and test aerial outside plant fiber, pole attachment and down-guy installation. - Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, bend, assemble and erect all components necessary for lifting, moving and installing plant materials in accordance with the applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards. - Dismantle, move, and remove aerial, underground or building wire, cable associated equipment and hardware. - Construct, install, and splice in several types of splice enclosures, fiber patch panels, and fiber termination frames using a Fusion type splicer. - Troubleshoot all aspects of the fiber network or individual circuits utilizing test equipment such as the OTDR, Power Meter-Light Source, Visible Light Source, and Fiber Finder. - Accurately locate underground cable and duct using cable locator. - Read and understand provided maps to identify underground fiber optics. - Verify the accuracy and notate any discrepancies relating to re-entry of all existing splice enclosures. - Inspect field related work performed by contractors for quality. - Accurately prepare all field reports relating to work accomplished on a daily basis. - Provide a safe working environment by being knowledgeable, enforce all state, local, and company safety procedures. - Operate and maintain company-owned vehicles. Inspect vehicle daily and maintain a valid driver’s license and commercial license if applicable. - Maintain on-call responsibilities relating to emergency restoration as assigned. - Complete all necessary paperwork with zero errors. - When required, work with GIS personnel to insure that up to date fiber maps are accurate for system and contract personnel. - Perform all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: - High School diploma or equivalent. - Previous exposure to fiber optic technology is desired, but not required COMPETENCIES – SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES: - Knowledge of ALLO installation-construction procedures. - Ability to communicate effectively with customers and other employees. - Ability to work under pressure to successfully complete assigned tasks. - Ability to work with and understand fiber splicing designs. - Ability to safely use ladders, hooks, and aerial lift trucks. - Ability to operate company vehicles and maintain a driver’s license, and commercial license if applicable, in good standing. - Knowledge of underground utility construction and your assigned geographic region. - Basic knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word and GIS. - Effectively communicate with internal and external customers, contractors and company employees. - Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day in all weather conditions. - Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to bend/stoop/kneel/crawl - Flexibility and temperament to adapt to sudden challenges and changing work conditions - Willingness to change schedule at short notice to respond to emergency calls. - Availability for weekend on-call duty, as required - Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen - Strong organizational and problem solving skills. - Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: - See well enough to read manuals, operate test equipment and power tools. See well enough to distinguish colors used to identify individual fibers and to evaluate the quality of completed fiber construction. - Hear well enough to converse on a telephone or two-way radio, or communicate with customers or other employees. - Speak well enough to converse on the telephone or a two-way radio. - Body movement or mobility to climb and maintain balance on a ladder, utility pole or other high locations. Mobility or flexibility to crouch and crawl in tight spaces. - Dexterity to use hand tools and small power tools, and to complete necessary forms in a legible manner.

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK (http://nelnetinc.com/careers/benefits/) .

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Corporate Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Nelnet is a leading student loan servicer – but we’re even more than that. We’re a professional services company, telecommunications innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that’s just the short list). For over 40 years, we’ve been serving our customers and making their dreams possible.

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