Abacus is seeking a Cabling Technician to provide the provisioning, installation, design, termination, testing, documentation, operations, and maintenance of all types of IT cabling. This service includes both fiber optic cable and copper cable from single-strand/pair to large bulk cables that are used in the infrastructure backbone, underground, outdoor, and horizontal cabling to the desktop or equipment racks. This is a full-time position.
This is a prospective position that we’ve posted with the intention of building a pipeline of candidates based on submitted proposals and pending contract awards.
Lead a team in running cables for building or racking of equipment or other cabling services. Install cabling from transport/wiring closets to the customer access outlet. Install cabling both under floor and above the ceiling in cable trays, troughs, wiring baskets, harnesses, and J hooks. Assist in the design of cable transmission media, machine rooms, transport closets, and points-of-presence. Field terminate cabling utilizing multiple types of connectors technical techniques. Install backbone/vertical, underground, and outdoor cabling. Perform field test cabling for performance specifications. Provide cable labeling and configuration documentation. Perform cable management. Terminate various types of fiber optic connectors. Interpret drawings, plans, and specifications. Properly test and troubleshoot copper installations. Discuss media selection and implications for implementation on the network. Make recommendations based on applicable codes, standards, and best practices. Interpret the job plan and scope of work as well as perform retrofits and upgrades for existing infrastructure.
5+ years technical experience in IT cable installation and termination. Must be BICSI Installer 2 Copper or Optical Fiber certified (3 years of additional experience may be substituted for degree requirements. Able to provide team leadership, engineering, and design knowledge to meet technical specifications. In-Depth knowledge of termination equipment, methodologies and splicing techniques. Areas of knowledge must also include: cable termination, testing, cable rack preparation, layout and installation, and documentation. Must have physical ability to lift 50lbs. Able to create cable run lists and cable schematics to effectively connect the services. Must be a US citizen and hold an active/current TS/SCI with Full Scope Polygraph.
Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. government security investigation and/or polygraph examination and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.