AFL Telecommunications LLC CATV Drop Technician in Columbia, South Carolina

CATV Drop Technician







Job Type:

Full Time


Columbia, SC




Outside Plant (OSP)




Full-time Benefits



Business Unit:

Network Services

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Job Description

AFL provides industry-leading products and services to a wide variety of industries. AFL’s Services Division has extensive experience in the design and application in telecommunications, broadband, wireless, electric utility, OEM, enterprise, and private network markets. This group provides site development, engineering, and construction expertise, integrated services, and fiber optic products. In addition, AFL’s Services Division manufactures, engineers, and installs fiber optic products and equipment to enable delivery of high-speed voice, video, and data services.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Field Service Manager, the Drop Technician is responsible for Fiber Optic Drop Cables from the TELECOM plant to the customer premise.

Also, the incumbent is responsible to deliver first class customer service and committed to safety and quality.


  • Providing unparalleled customer service excellence

  • Use ladders or bucket trucks to access aerial locations

  • Accessing Fibre Optic Terminals to connect cables

  • Adhering to existing practices and standards to ensure consistent quality

  • Operate equipment and vehicle in a safe manner

  • Ensure vehicle and test equipment are maintained in excellent working condition

  • Trouble shoot technical issues swiftly and accurately

  • Work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions

  • Work in enclosed spaces and aloft

  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

  • Enhancing Organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishment

  • Adhere to and promote the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL


Personal Qualities:

  • Flexible – open to change & new information and rapidly adapts to changing conditions or unexpected obstacles

  • Detail oriented – excellent attention to detail with the ability to follow through on assigned tasks

  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - capable of complex reasoning analysis

  • Results focused – driven to achieve

  • Interpersonal skills – able to collaborate on projects, maintain effective relationships, and communicate clearly at all levels of the business

  • Adaptability - capable of working in a fast-paced environment, adapt to various situations, and prioritize multiple work assignments simultaneously

  • Team Player skills - Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times


  • Passion for client service

  • Strong mechanical and analytical ability

  • Ability to do fine, precise work with their hands

  • Must be able to work at height of 30 feet

  • Ability to manage a physically demanding workload

  • Proficient in operating hand and power tools, and test equipment

  • Normal color vision to work with color-coded wiring

  • Fluent in English

Working Conditions:

  • Physically demanding workload

  • Work location: Work in locations that preclude the ability to return home

  • Work hours: various shifts as assigned (morning, evening, weekend, and statutory holidays)

  • Travel is required

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States of America.

AFL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not deny employment, benefits, or compensation to any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status or characteristic. The same applies to hiring and employing persons with disabilities, unless a disability prevents a person from performing the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation.

AFL supports the objectives of affirmative action and a work environment without discrimination. The Company calls upon and expects every individual with the Company to accept a personal responsibility for continuing the successful policy.

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