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Last Updated: 6/10/24

Job Description

Job Purpose:

The OSP Field Engineer specializes in performing engineering activities at a job site or out in the field. The Field Engineer will gather field measurements, data, photographs, and notes for various work orders, attachment and occupancy applications, permits, developer plans, and other related Outside Plant (OSP) engineering activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Gather, organize, and deliver OSP field engineering design specifications and notes per direction of Network Planners and Engineers
  • Inspect, recommend, and solve work order obstacles and record discrepancies encountered in the field and refer back to Network Engineer
  • Help validate and maintain land base and Continuing Property Records (CPR) for outside plant cable/pole records
  • Field, validate, and respond to pole Notice of Intents (NOI), Pole Application Requests (PARs), and Conduit Occupancy Requests (CORs) received from the electric utilities and CLEC/carriers
  • Gather and prepare necessary joint use and permit information to be used in applications submitted by Network Engineering with other utilities or municipal authorities for approval
  • Assist in field audits as required
  • Inspect poles, guys - strands, conduits, manholes measure, aerial/underground distances, and other OSP support structure requirements
  • Interface with engineering firms, developers, authorities, and other utilities to secure copies of plans for new developments, commercial complexes, public improvements, and projects requiring placing or rearranging of utilities
  • Validate make ready estimates received by HT and find solutions to reduce or eliminate the costs
  • Other related OSP engineering duties as required


  • Four years of College resulting in a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering from accredited college/university would be beneficial

Certifications, Accreditations, Licenses:

Must have a valid driver's license

Relevant Work Experience:

1 to 3 years in related field

  • Demonstrated experience using and reading G/COMMs, Microstation or AutoCAD drawings desired
  • Previous outside plant experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of outside plant network elements desired
  • Previous experience drafting basic and complex work orders in G/COMM to add, upgrade, or remove copper, fiber, and pole outside plant facilities based on engineering instructions desired
  • Previous experience updating landbase records using GPS or state plane coordinates desired
  • At least 2 years drafting experience using Microstation or AutoCAD to develop and manipulate scaled drawings desired

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with engineering CAD, costing and facilities record databases desired
  • Demonstrated experience interfacing with customers
  • Ability to interpret land records

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities

Work Environment:

  • Available 24/7 for call outs, emergencies, special situations, etc.
  • Work may be performed at various locations under varying conditions

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, set up, take down, climb ladders
  • May require pulling, lifting heavy equipment

Salary Range: $70,000-$98,000

Company Details

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Altafiber has been connecting what matters for more than 145 years. We are a leading technology company that delivers integrated communications solutions to residential customers and end-to-end IT solutions to business customers across North America. Our 4,300 employees across the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom help the world connect, and support the communities we serve thro...