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Installation Support Technician 1




Installs, maintains, and assists in the testing of switches, cables, and other telecommunications equipment in the field to ensure optimum network usage and quality for ship and shore installations while using commonly-understood electrical and electronic concepts, practices, and procedures and relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.  Uses common and specialty hand tools, and General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) under the direction of a senior technician.  Participates as a team member on assignments for a specific segment of a major project while complying with OSHA standards and company safety policies and procedures. Works under immediate supervision and typically reports to an onsite supervisor.

LOCATION: World-Wide


• Moves material and equipment to and from the installation site.

• Sets up work boundaries and clean areas to stage tools, equipment, and material.

• Assists in fit-up, weld preparation, and stands fire watch during Hotwork evolutions.

• Conducts pre-installation checkouts of cables prior to installation.

• Opens and closes cableways, cable ducts, multi-cable transits, and cable trays at ship or shore location to remove, install, or modify cables as directed;

• Constructs components, subunits, or simple models or adapts standard equipment to installation drawings or specifications.

• Assists in termination of various types and sizes of copper and fiber optic cables while ensuring methods and materials are in accordance with customer or manufacturer specifications.

• Paints new and disturbed cabling, lagging, foundations, mounting brackets, hardware, and structures.

• Assists in conducting various tests or experiments and completes test and quality control forms and documents.

• Provides installation and repair assistance during System Operations Verification Testing (SOVT).

• Accomplishes routine and final cleanup of the installation location and surrounding area(s) as directed.

• Pursues professional development opportunities to increase job skills/capabilities.

• Contributes to continuous process improvement efforts as they relate to current job assignment and other improvements throughout the company when identified.

• Performs additional duties and responsibilities as directed.


• Work is closely supervised following specific, detailed instructions.  Solves problems of limited scope and complexity.


•This position provides no leadership or supervision responsibility.


• Possesses a good command (minimum 12th grade) of the English language in oral and written communication.

• Zero to two (0-2) years of demonstrable ability and knowledge in installation, modification, operation, maintenance, test, troubleshooting and repair of military electrical or electronic systems and equipment;

• Minimum of zero to one (0-1) year and a demonstrated ability and knowledge of the principles of electricity, electronics, shipboard and/or shore installations and shop supervision; and

• Must become familiar with Shipyard and NAVSEA installation requirements and supporting documentation.


• Requires a high school diploma or its equivalent



- Certification or Qualifications required PRIOR to starting work:


• Valid U.S. Driver License

• Firewatch Qualified

• Cableway Installation & Inspector Qualified

• Multi-Pin Copper Connector Qualified

• Fiber Optic Connector (ST, SC, FC) Qualified

• Shipyard Safety Orientation Qualified

• OSHA 29CFR Part 1910, 1915, and 1926 Qualified

Certification or Qualifications in the following areas is a plus:

• CPR Certification

• Shipyard Competent Person Certification

• Blown Fiber Certification

• Tower/Man Aloft Qualified

• Optical Time-Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)

• Visual TEMPEST Inspector Certification


The essential functions of this job would be performed in a dry industrial environment where temperature ranges run from near freezing to temperatures in excess of 100º. The noise level in the work environment is normally in the 65db range however; occasionally noise levels may exceed 80db where additional hearing protection is required.  May be required to climb to heights in excess of 200 feet. May require a person to be able and willing to work 7 days a week in excess of 8 hours a day for weeks on end AND be able and willing to travel out of town and/or overseas for extended periods (sometimes can be in excess or up to 4 to 6 weeks at a time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


There are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Rarely any requirements outside the normal range of daily movement, however occasionally lifting, carrying, and team handling operation of items from 75% up to 100% of an objects up/down steps or slopes weighing 0-100 pounds is required. NOTE: Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position.  Upon request of a reasonable accommodation, the Executive Management may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.

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