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Henkels & McCoy Fiber Optic Splicer in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fiber Optic Splicer

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Requisition # 18000808

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Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M) is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Communications, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Gas Distribution markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, H&M brings yesterday’s experience to the evolving infrastructure needs of today. We consistently rank in the top ten ofEngineering News-Record’sSpecialty Contractors and have been recognized with an E.I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award for our safety performance. H&M is also a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the electric line construction industry, is currently seekingaSplicer(s) for our Telecom program operating out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This position reports to the Construction Manager. The position is located at the Grand Rapids Area, Michigan office.

Major Job Elements

  • Adhere to and advance Henkels & McCoy’s Safety Principles Work with foreman/construction manager to plan installations as required.

  • Use and understand the fiber optic color code. Read prints Install and test fiber cable in a variety of environments (underground, aerial).

  • Bond and ground fibers according to current specifications.

  • Place both aerial and underground splice closures along with a variety of other closures common to the splicing and termination of fiber optic cables.

  • Use fiber fusion splicing machines (including a mass fusion splicing machine) and operate a variety of different OTDR and power meters.

  • Perform testing utilizing OTDRs, Power Meter/Light Sources and VFLs. Record and document testing per customer specifications.

  • Maintain a professional working attitude with co-workers and customers at all times.


  • 2+ years of experience as a fiber splicer with experience on outside plant or system installations while working from blueprints, specifications, and system documentation.

  • Will have a thorough working knowledge of most widely used construction practices of fiber cable.

  • Must have the experience to detect safety issues and work independently.

  • A pre-employment, on site skills assessment certification will be required. The applicant must successfully prove to the satisfaction of the construction supervision that he/she possesses the fiber splicing abilities required for this position.

  • This position requires significant time doing manual labor functions, walking on uneven ground, working in tight spaces and in general, being overall physically demanding. Must be able to perform heavy physical work and perform duties in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Must be capable of carrying a 24 foot ladder and wear fall protection when needed.

  • Work up to 6 days per week in an all -weather environment and be willing to travel as required.

  • All applicants must follow safety guidelines and wear personal protective equipment at all times.

  • All applicants must speak the English language fluently and clearly.

DISCLAIMER:This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job requirements, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Please read the following requirements for background investigation prior to considering employment at Henkels & McCoy.

  • I-9 Employment Verification

  • Drug Test

  • Motor Vehicle Driving Records

  • Criminal History

  • Sex Offender Register

  • Terrorist Watch List

  • Credit History

  • Employment History

  • Background Check

  • Education Verification

  • International Background Check (If required)

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.