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Kennard Associates Fiber Technician in Davenport, Iowa

Job Title Fiber Technician

Location: Iowa City, IA (most of the work will be in Davenport, IA)

Salary: $70k+ annually (production pay, not hourly or flat salary)

Requirements: Technicians are required to provide their own vehicle capable of carrying a 28' telecom ladder. A per job per diem will be given for use of your vehicle. * Prior telecom company or telecom contracting experience required *

Position Type: Full-Time

We are seeking a talented and dedicated Fiber Technician to be responsible for the terminating, splicing, bonding/grounding, documenting, and testing of all fiber optic cables within the systems fiber optic networks and their related equipment with the end goal of providing maximum operating efficiency.

Job Description:

As a Fiber Technician at you will play a crucial role in the installation, maintenance, and optimization of our fiber optic networks. You will be responsible for terminating, splicing, bonding/grounding, documenting, and testing all fiber optic cables within our systems to ensure maximum operating efficiency and reliability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Fiber Optic Cable Termination: Terminate fiber optic cables using industry-standard connectors and fusion splicing techniques to ensure optimal signal transmission.

  • Fusion Splicing: Perform fusion splicing and connectorization to create reliable connections between fiber optic cables.

  • Bonding and Grounding: Ensure proper bonding and grounding of all fiber optic equipment and related infrastructure to maintain safety and signal integrity.

  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all fiber optic cable terminations, splices, and related activities using digital documentation tools.

  • Testing and Troubleshooting: Conduct thorough testing and troubleshooting of fiber optic networks using specialized equipment to identify and resolve issues promptly.

  • Quality Assurance: Ensure that all installations and repairs meet industry standards and best practices, providing top-quality service to our customers.

  • Safety Compliance: Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to create a safe working environment for yourself and your team members.

  • Equipment Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on fiber optic equipment and tools to ensure they are in optimal working condition.

  • Emergency Response: Respond to network outages and emergencies promptly, collaborating with the team to restore services efficiently.

  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with other technicians, engineers, and project managers to achieve project goals and deadlines.

    Nice to haves:

  • Perform all setup, testing and maintenance required for Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) installation of Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS), DSL and Networking services

  • Install and maintain CPE Local Area Networks (LAN) and WiFi networks


  • Proven experience as a Fiber Technician or similar role in the telecommunications industry.

  • Strong knowledge of fiber optic cabling, splicing techniques, and termination methods.

  • Familiarity with industry-standard testing equipment (OTDRs, light meters, etc.).

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation.

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

  • Ability to work at heights and in various weather conditions.

  • Safety-conscious and able to follow safety guidelines rigorously.


  • Competitive salary and benefits package

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan

  • Paid time off

  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development

  • Employee discounts on telecommunications services

    If you are a skilled Network Fiber Technician with a passion for ensuring the highest level of network performance, we invite you to apply and join our dynamic team. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of fiber optic technology and provide exceptional connectivity solutions to our customers.

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