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QA Inspector - Florence, SC

Full-time Employee

South Carolina


ASAP Must pass background check and drug test.


20-25 /hr plus benefits- Depends on Experience


5+ Years Experience in fiber plant construction, aerial and underground.

Other Requirements

Valid driver's license. Ability to pass background and drug test. OSHA Certifications are a Plus

Job Description

Responsible for reviewing and evaluating Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) construction projects, including: using the plan design against new build, span and drop replacements (if needed), risers, aerial installations, bonding and grounding of the strand (messenger), proper installation of any fiber-optic cable, splice cases and cabinets, splitters and XWDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing), underground installations (bores, vaults, and trenches) and MDU lockbox replacements.

Before work begins, perform site surveys of as-built and proposed projects and complete associated red-line documentation to guarantee that the work to be done is doable.
Perform construction inspections for quality control in accordance with customer’s Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) standards.
Maintain accurate records
Verify that property restoral is consistent with customer’s standard practice
Operate test equipment as needed to verify optical and RF power levels are set as designed
Document (in still image and/or video) that aerial construction, underground vaults and cabinets have been built and installed as specified by customer
Prepare work orders to resolve any element in the plant that does not meet specifications
Communicate with Project Manager or designated Supervisor regarding concerns about construction progress
Ability to work weekends or a second shift as the business needs dictate
Perform emergency locates as necessary
Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable
Know, understand and follow company policies
Perform other duties as requested by supervisor

Five (5) years of experience in the construction, maintenance, and repair of the outside plant (OSP) that supports telecommunications services (Telephone, CATV, and High- Speed Internet)
Working knowledge of safe construction practices used in building aerial and underground communications networks
Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills
Knowledge of N.E.C and N.E.S. C. for communications for outside plant and construction practice and inside and around buildings.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, and suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight forward, and professional manner
Ability to use the following hand tools: electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers
Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including ladders, and tool belts
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment
Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices
Ability to take and produce clear and sharp photographic and video documentation of work performed in the field
Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 32 ft. high and 50 pounds)
Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires
Ability to read general system layouts from blueprints and system maps
Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position (e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters, etc.)
Ability to perform job from high places (i.e. poles, ladders, and roofs)
Ability to work while standing 50-70% of the time
Ability to operate machinery used for underground/overhead cable installation
Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics
Knowledge of company products and services
Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electrical Safety Code

High School Diploma or equivalent work experience
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E) preferred
5+ Years of related work experience
Maintenance Technician or equivalent work experience 1+
Construction work experience preferred
Certifications and/or Licenses
Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within company required standards


Office and field environment
May need to work in a confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements, crawlspaces and/or manholes
May be exposed to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions
Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night
Work performed may be near power lines and electricity
Work performed may be at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles
May need to travel in inclement weather
Work in multiple-dwelling

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, "protected statuses"). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.


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VerTek LLC is an established and growing prime, building up its roster of in-house crews and business partners for fiber builds and upgrades and for HFC upgrades as the cable companies expand their upstream and downstream bandwidth. Our clients are the big names in broadband. We are the veterans in the industry having built much of the Internet in use today. And, we're building more!
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