Cable Operative – External Cabler Puller x8 – Ref:3371-81 AH

Position: Cable Operative – External Cabler Puller

Salary: Competitive

Location:  West Midlands

Job summary:

We currently have an exciting new role to join our team as a field based Cable Operative, the successful candidate will build and maintain new and existing Core Telecommunications Access Networks, specifically Fibre cable; involving heavy cable pulling, either with assist equipment or by-hand, blowing fibre and identifying cables/parts of cables to be worked on in various locations and environments.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Underground cabling, Rodding & Roping ducts, installing sub ducts and blowing fibre
  • Will be required to work with Fibre, Copper & CATV cables to client specification
  • Ensure all equipment used meets recognised safety standards
  • Able to use cable pulling assist Winch
  • Ensure daily completion of required apps for the workstream (risk assessments & van, tools and plant checks)
  • Professional conduct & excellent customer care skills – Whilst interacting with service providers, end users, members of the public and Virgin Media employees where necessary
  • Adherence to Virgin Media quality standards
  • Ability read and understand job packs inclusive of cable maps, site drawings, SLD’s and BOM’s
  • Report and produce blockage maps
  • Ability to record changes and updates made, as a result of work carried out, updating line manager with details on task closure.
  • Ability to work safely and be NRSWA compliant

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Be able to prioritise, organise, manage tasks & work out of hours – unsociable hours
  • Sound practical knowledge and experience of Underground Cabling, Rodding & Roping ducts, blowing fibre
  • Experienced in the use of a cable pulling assist Winch
  • Excellent communicator. Good observational and analytical skills and a good eye for detail.
  • Well-presented and have good presentation skills.
  • Must have good IT skills – specifically Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Must be holding a Full Valid Driving License, towing license a significant advantage
  • NRSWA Qualified – SLG unit 2
  • PIA tickets SA002 & S7 a significant advantage but not essential
  • Towing license a significant advantage
  • Confined spaces – desirable


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