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OSP Inspector

Department: Outside Plant

Reports To: Director - Outside Plant

FLSA Status: N/A

General Summary

Verifies conformance of constructed telecommunications facilities to all elements of plans and specifications for telecommunications construction projects, including fiber and copper cable and splices, pedestals, hand holes, manholes, handling techniques for fiber and copper cable, site cleanup and tracks receipt of all required permits, easements, cable locates and Right of Way prior to construction. Knowledge of both aerial and buried cable construction. Makes site inspections to Uses prescribed safety equipment and procedures. Records as built data and communicates deviations from plans and specifications to Resident or supervisor.  Specifically excludes supervision of any construction contractor or client staff or participation in any construction activity.  Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Inspects construction, aerial, buried, and right-of-way crew work to ensure construction jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with project plans and specifications.   Records as built data and provides data to Resident or supervisor for updating of plant records.

  • Creates staking sheets during pre-construction design activities.

  • Follows required safety procedures.

  • Inspects all aspects of underground, aerial or submarine telecommunications facilities.

  • Ensures quality customer service by responding to customer complaints concerning construction projects.

  • Communicates corrective action items to Resident or supervisor.

  • Ability to travel as needed to assigned locations up to 75% of the time.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of construction practices, specifically Rural Utilities Services (RUS) practices.

  • Knowledge of state and federal safety regulations.

  • Knowledge of test equipment and all types of cable.

  • Knowledge of company products and services.

  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures.

  • Skill in reading, interpreting, and preparing documents such as work orders, purchase orders, inventory and personnel reviews.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in operating various vehicles.

  • Skill in reading cable records, staking sheets, specifications and circuit diagrams.

  • Skill in problem solving and resolution.

  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets, and operating and maintenance instruction manuals.

  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.

  • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale.

  • Ability to use various software including but not limited to:

    • Microsoft Excel, Word, Office, Visio

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable vehicle.

  • Employee must possess the financial means to pay their travel expenses upfront and carry the amount until expenses are submitted by the employee, approved by the employee’s manager and paid by FARR.  Expenses are paid on a bi weekly basis.  Expenses could range up to $3600 per bi weekly period.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent plus zero (0) to two (2) years of telecommunications construction experience.

Working Conditions

This factor measures the surroundings or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, fumes, contaminants, cold, noise, vibration, wetness, etc.

Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to the continuous exposure to one or more of the elements listed above. Exposed to one element continuously or several elements occasionally, but usually not at the same time.

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