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Fiber Optics Technician I

Position Title: Fiber Optics Technician I Work Location: Chesapeake, VA FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt REQ#24_01056H Summary of duties – Position requires a basic knowledge of the principles of photonics, fiber optics for shipboard and / or shore installations. Also, must possess a working knowledge of all tooling associated with fiber optic installation as well as connectorization. Perform simple routine fiberoptic related tasks under close supervision or from detailed procedures and follow basic instructions. Be able to identify and install/remove fiber optic interconnection box (FOICB) equipment or parts requiring simple hand tools. Perform fiber optic connector building to include STs, SCs and LCs. Be able to perform all prep work for the installation of blown optical fiber (BOF). Be able to assist in fiberoptic cable/connector testing using common instruments such as VFLs, DB loss meters and OTDRs. Be able to work with a cable crew and perform IAW standard cable installation and routing criteria. Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management to assist in accomplishing the organization’s mission, objectives, and goals. Travel outside the local area may be required. Overtime, including weekends is routinely required but not guaranteed. Education / Experience/ Specialized training – Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA Fiberoptic Core Module. Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA BOF Methods and Components Module. Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA Cable Handling, Penetration and Repair/Modification Module. Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA FOICB/TRB Forming, Routing and Shaping Module Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA Single Ferrule Module. Must have successfully completed the NAVSEA Cable Puller Module. Must possess a valid OSHA 10 Maritime Card. High School Diploma or GED equivalent may be required depending on varying contract stipulations. A minimum of two (2) years’ participation in an approved electronic/electrical apprenticeship program, graduate of a Class A, B or C Military Technical School or civilian trade School or a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in shipboard installation work as an installation technician or similar job description. Possession of a valid State Driver’s License is required. Additional Skills and Duties – Familiarity with NAVSEA drawings, ability to navigate shipboard spaces, familiarity with company safety practices, and the ability to fill out connector assembly tracking records. Security Clearance – Clearance up to secret level may be required. Physical/Environmental Job Requirements – Ability to visit any shipboard location where Prism work-scope is performed, including 010-level compartments, masts platforms, and controlled access areas. Periodically required to lift/move equipment or materials up to and including 50 pounds. Our work is primarily onboard naval vessels that may include variables of physical activity, e., stooping, climbing, walking, etc. In performing these duties, you may be required to work outdoors. You will experience temperature variations, extremely loud noises, and other physical hazards. Company Overview: Prism Maritime, LLC is a premier maritime service provider for Alteration Installation Team (AIT) and Modernization related Services in support of US Maritime and Shore-based clients. Prism Maritime is a privately held business headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, with offices in San Diego and Ventura, CA.  Established in 2006, Prism Maritime currently employs over 250 professionals and maintains an ISO 9001-2015 certified Quality Management System.  Prism Maritime is an EEO/AA employer.  We invite resumes from all interested parties without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.  U.S. citizenship is required for most positions.  If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment with us, please email or call:  757-460-8800. To Apply: Visit and click on Careers>Job Openings  All applications are active for 90 calendar days.  After 90 days you must re-apply to still be considered for this position.