University of Utah Telecom Installation Tech 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/06/2018

Requisition Number PRN16543B

Job Title Telecom Installation Tech 3

Working Title Fiber Technician 3

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

To Be Determined.

VP Area President

Department 01555 - UIT INFRASTRUCTURE & OPS

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $18.89/hr. to $34.95/hr.

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University Fiber Optic Team provides 24/7/365 support to the networks across the University campus, Hospitals, and clinics. The Fiber Technician 3 is a lead position and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the University Vertical and Horizontal fiber optic and copper cable plant. Performs fiber patching, splicing, installing, testing, cable management, and documentation. Also, when needed, installs and troubleshoots copper network and phone cables. The Fiber Technician 3 provides project scope and materials input, problem diagnosing and repair, and coordinates with customers. Provides supervision and mentoring to level 1 and 2 fiber and copper technicians.


1.Ensures there is 24/7/365 support to the University cable plant (copper and Fiber).

2.Enters cable and infrastructure data into databases.

3.Ensures the accuracy of data, analyzes conflicting data, and verifies/collects missing information.

4.Utilizes computer programs/software.

5.Monitors and responds to fiber work order queues.

6.Provides mentoring and supervision to level 1 and 2 copper and fiber technicians.

7.Determines materials for jobs.

8.Performs quality inspections of work.

9.Keeps communication closets and work environments tidy.

10.Must be able to perform the duties of a Fiber and Copper Technician 2

11.Use fiber optic and copper test equipment

Minimum Qualifications

Fiber Optic cabling: Four years full-time work or equivalency installing, testing and repairing fiber optic cabling and terminations, a working knowledge and experience using all fiber optic testing equipment and all types of fiber connectors and terminations, experience in fusion splicing and strong computer skills including Excel required. The ability to distinguish colors and a working knowledge of Category 5 and 6 standards (EIA/TIAstandards) and demonstrated human relations and effective communications skills are also required. Must possess a valid Utah drivers license.

A working knowledge of AutoCAD andGISpreferred.

Department Specific Requirements:

Experience installing and testing copper phone and network cables; experience installing/splicing/terminating vertical and horizontal fiber cabling; effective human relations, leadership, and customer communication skills; perform all the duties of a Telco and Fiber Technician 2; experience doing walkouts to create work scopes and materials lists; willingness and aptitude to learn additional networking skills; able to use Microsoft Office tools, make data base entries, and create reports; take direction; work independently; maintain a professional appearance and dress.


Minimum 5 years’ experience working with fiber optic cable.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.