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Fiber Optics Technician III

Position Title: Fiber Optics Technician III Work Location: Chesapeake, VA FLSA Status: Full-Time, Non-Exempt REQ#24_01056H3 Summary of duties – Position requires a demonstrated knowledge of the principles of photonics, fiber optics for shipboard and/or shore installations, shop practices/procedures and supervision. Must have the ability to apply advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved by referencing manufacturers manuals or similar documents. Possess a demonstrated knowledge of working from blueprints, drawings, technical manuals, handbooks, other technical documentation and understanding/applying the principles of creating red line drawings. Applies Possess Superior knowledge in the troubleshooting, repair, operation, installation, test and checkout of Navy ship or shore fiber optic systems in accordance with NAVSEA specifications. Possess a demonstrated proficiency in fiber optic connector building to include STs, SCs, FCs, LCs, on conventional fiber and furcated blown optical fiber (BOF) and common Measurement Quality Jumpers (MQJs). Demonstrate a proficiency in shipboard and submarine fusion splice tray set up of all variations (6- and 10-inch tray, conventional, furcated, and 5mm reduction methods) Demonstrate advanced skills required to support installation of the M28876 line of connector products from all of the main industry manufacturers including four, eight and 31 channel connectors, 12 channel hermaphroditic connectors, Deutsch MC3/MK-II and M38999 connectors and back shells. Possess the level of termination skills required to produce passing Telcordia end face geometry requirements as measured by an interferometer. Be able to lead all aspects of Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) installation teams and possess a superior knowledge of BOF installation drawings. Be able to lead fiberoptic cable/connector testing teams using common instruments such as VFLs, DB loss, return loss (back reflection) meters, OTDRs, and interferometers. Be able to lead a cable crew and perform IAW standard cable installation and routing criteria including Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) trunks. Possess demonstrated superior technical skills to work independently and to provide guidance to other installers/technicians. The Fiber Optics Technician III must be willing and able to perform as a fiber optic Task Leader on smaller scale tasks as well as function within a larger task as a “Lead Tech” reporting to the platform lead. 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 be certified in all NAVSEA Fiber Optic Modules. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in team management, supervisory, and leadership positions. Must have successfully completed the Blown Optical Fiber (BOF) Installer’s License program. 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 six (6) 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, quality assurance practices, and responsible for monitoring connector assembly tracking records, creating blown optical fiber (BOF) trunk installations records, and other QA spot checks/documentation. Computer literacy, including use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Work with Fiber Optic Field Engineer, participating in research and development experiments for new or updated installation processes, procedures, and test equipment. Assist Project Manager with fiber optic task estimation and technical support when required 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.