Business Construction Technician

ImOn Communications

ImOn Communications is the LOCAL choice for cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone service. We value the relationships we have with colleagues, customers, and members of our community and look forward to serving Eastern Iowa for many years to come. As we expand our service availability we are looking for a Business Construction Technician to be a part of the ImOn Difference!  Our employees share a passion for “Creating Connections One Person at a Time” and fostering a fun and rewarding work environment.


The Business Construction Technician will oversee the construction activities that take place on the worksite and will be involved in the supervision of construction contractors in the field. All work crews and individuals on site will take their direction from the Construction Supervisor, who is responsible for knowing what work must be done and applying resources to accomplish that work. The Construction Technician will plan, implement and oversee construction efforts at specific work sites.

Essential Job Responsibilities for Primary Functional Area of Accountability

• Do the prep work for Loose Tube, Mid-Sheath, and Splitting Ribbon Buffer Tube.  Fiber optic cable.

• Splicing Fiber optic cable (loose tube, Ribbon, Multi-mode) fiber together, customer and company termination panels.  

• Ability to Operate Optical Time Domain Reflector meters to test fiber use of visual fault light and power meter loss and readings.

• Complete a building entrance for services

• Aerial Telecommunications Construction

o Construct aerial network fiber (FTTX)

o Pole frames

o Strand

o Lashing

o Gigging cable

• Reads and interprets work orders, specifications, and engineering drawings.

o Fiber Documentation – read and understand the following:

o Maps for FTTX- new fiber to the X or subscriber

o Maps for HFC and Phone

o Fiber Splice documentation

o Termination Assignments

• Coordinate projects in the field to ensure they are on time and within budget.

• Field inspect UPN contractors during build and post build projects.

• Performs construction work such as digging holes, climbing telephone poles, placing and removing anchors, pulling and stringing wire/cable from pole to pole, laying cable and conduit in the ground.

• Facilitate sales opportunities by providing the economic structure needed to meet the company’s build rates and/or key performance indicators.

• Monitor area locator.

• Responsible for completing weekly production reports.

• Route Inspections – drive ImOn routes to view pole line and buried routes.

• Meets operational standards by contributing construction information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying construction management system improvements.

• Operates power equipment such as generators, blowers and hydraulic aerial lifts mounted on trucks.

• Uses test equipment to check for gas in manholes; may be required to empty water and other debris from manholes.

• Dismantles, moves, and removes aerial, underground or building wire, cable associated equipment, and hardware.

• Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles.

• Responds to and participates in emergency and outage situations that require heavy construction capabilities.

• Ensures that all work considers the safety of the customer and general public and compliance with all governmental orders.

• Able and willing to work outdoors and in inclement weather conditions.

• Some travel involved, occasionally overnight

• All other duties as assigned


• 1+ year(s) experience in one or combination of equipment installation, cable splicing, line work, installation and repair.

• Must accommodate after-hours work as required.

• High School Diploma or equivalent.

• Valid Iowa Driver License with the ability to obtain an Iowa CDL Class DII Driver License for bucket trucks and a driving record that allows employee to be insured by ImOn’s insurance carrier.

• Aerial only work will require DOT Class B License with an air brake endorsement as well as the ability to gaff and climb poles.


ImOn also offers competitive pay, health and dental insurance, 401(k), discounted Cable, Internet & Phone services, and additional perks such as FREE vision insurance, FREE life insurance and FREE short term/long term disability, as well as vacation & holiday pay, and community volunteer opportunities.  

Job ID: 72162

Posted 7 days ago

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