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Computer Aid Inc (Compworks) Infrastructure Technician in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

CAI is hiring! We are seeking an Infrastructure Technician for a long-term contract opportunity. This position is REMOTE but does require frequent trips to support the client out in the field (train platforms, stations, and retail/commercial properties). Candidates must be local to the DC metro area. The position requires knowledge of construction buildouts, inside plant (ISP), and outside plant (OSP) cabling infrastructure (fiber, copper, coax), and phone networks. The ideal candidate should have experience with building out enterprise telecommunications/IT networks that are part of large public transportation and construction projects. Responsibilities and Duties * Perform installations and maintain network and system infrastructure (fiber, copper, coax, network hardware) Authority-wide. Under general supervision, the incumbent coordinates and facilitates third-party maintenance for network and systems services and prepares and maintains network and system infrastructure documentation. * Perform daily analysis of client's infrastructure needs (TSR, Projects, Network, and System Support) and contribute to the design of network and systems integration and installation, which includes planning for the evolution of each network and system. Performing site surveys to obtain the following information: Ensure job/project consistency by securing blueprints or floor plans, Determining cabling equipment locations to provide adequate space, performing a visual inspection of the job site Assessing network and system equipment location (ER, EF, TR, TE) Identify any problem areas Interface with the customer to identify needs Determine pulling technique (per code, standards, and manufacture) Determine material storage Determine location access Determine the location of stations * Build telecommunications rooms to meet code, industry standards, and client specifications. Build-out will require performing equipment layout, verifying wall load capacity, mounting backboards, constructing, and mounting equipment racks, mounting cable trays and ladder trays, mounting blocks and patch panels per spec., mounting D-rings and wire management panels, mounting ground busbar, ground equipment (racks, cable tray, conduits) per code, mount fiber termination hardware as appropriate, perform housekeeping as needed. * Install grounding infrastructure per local code and client's specifications, determine the ground source, select grounding hardware, install telecommunications bonding backbone (TBB), connect TMGB and TGB to TBB, connect the protector ground to TMGB, perform grounding test, labeling, and document grounding infrastructure. * Install cable support systems by verifying the load of the cable support system, adequacy of structure to support load, cable support installation access, separating high voltage from low voltage cables per standards, verifying materials and tools needed, mount supports and supporting hardware (J-hooks, D-rings), boreholes to create a pathway for cable support system and/or sleeve, mount cable support system, avoid EMI and RFI sources, label cable support system, and red-line prints. * Prepare station locations (wall outlets, floor outlets, power pole/modular furniture) by determining floor construction (cellular, raised, poke-through, under carpet), outlet locations, cable routing method, materials, and tools needed, verifying pathway, installing conduit or flex, install outlet boxes or floor monuments, install pull string, and performing housekeeping of area. * Install horizontal station cable (conduit, open ceiling) by performing the estimation of length of run, fish tape through conduit, fish tape pull string, use of conduit lubricant, ensuring sufficient slack at both ends, verifying tensile strength of string, verifying manufacturer's specs for cable limitations, routing string through support (manually, gopher pole), using cable protection for transition, attaching string to cable, attaching trailer string, pull cab es properly to maintain bend radius, label, and document cables. * Install backbone cable (from the top floor down, from bottom floor up) by verifying proper run and cable length, proper attachment of reel brake to cable reel, attaching string to cable, attaching pulleys, verifying pull rope is installed, connecting cable to rope, verify tugger and pulley is secure, communicating with co-workers for routing, routing, and securing in closets, label, and document backbone cables. * Install optical fiber cable by performing appropriate tests to ensure fiber integrity, installing, and securing inner ducts/pull rope, setting up pulling sleeve to maintain proper bend radius, attaching pulling medium to fiber, creating figure eight slack, securing work area for pulling, pull fiber, secure cable per manufactures specs, label, and document fiber cable. * Install Firestopping (floor, walls) to meet code and client specs between firewalls and between floors and verify plenum and non-plenum environments. * Perform pre-termination functions by organizing cables by destination, forming, and dressing cables, determining the length and slack of needed cable, re-labeling and cutting back, using proper cable management, and documenting and labeling cable sheath length. * Perform IDC, UTP, and STP terminations on cross-connects and patch panels by determining method and length of sheath removal to ANSI/TIA/EIA and manufacture specs, grounding and bonding cable as needed, separate binders, fan and form cable or binders, performing strain relief, perform termination per ANSI/TIA/EIA and manufacture specs, assemble termination hardware per manufacture specs, label and document patch panels or designation strips, and perform housekeeping as needed. * Perform optical fiber termination (multimode, ST, SC, LC, MPO) by selecting proper termination kit, determining the method and length of sheath removal, removing the sheath as per manufacture specs, separating and identifying binder groups or buffer tubes, clean and separate fibers and furcate, perform grounding and bonding as needed, perform termination per manufacture specs, assemble termination hardware per manufacture specs, install loose fiber and connector into termination hardware, label and document fiber cable per ANSI/TIA/EIA and client specs. * Perform fiber splicing (fusion and mechanical) by determining the appropriate splicing method, acquiring the proper closure or transition splice box and appropriate tool kit, assembling closure or splice box hardware, documenting sheath length markings, determining method and length of sheath removal/assembly, remove sheath to manufacture specs, clean cable core as required, separate tie off binder groups, clean and furcate, perform grounding and bonding as required, load fan out or buffer tubes in splice trays, place splice protection on individual fiber, prepare fiber (strip, clean, and cleave), perform fusion or mechanical splice, secure splice in a protective device, store excess fiber and place splice in the tray, label, close tray, and place in splice enclosure, test per ANSI/TIA/EIA and client specs and perform housekeeping. * Perform copper cable testing by disconnecting cabling from an electronic device, calibrating the machine, selecting cable type, and testing per manufacturer specs, calibrating NVP, setting parameters for cable type, and performing the following tests: wireline map, insertion loss, NEXT, ACR, length, DC resistance, capacitance, characteristic impedance, continuity, cable fault, attenuation, and document test results. * Perform optical fiber testing by disconnecting active equipment, obtaining appropriate light source for single mode or multimode and power meter, setting source and meter for proper wavelength, test jumpers, and couplers, cleaning connectors on test jumpers, using jumpers to obtain power reference per ANSI/TIA/EIA standards, connect the light source to one end and meter to another end of the fi