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OSP Field Design Engineer in Clackamas, OR at ITC

Date Posted: 6/27/2018

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Job Description

OSP Field Design Engineer

ITC Service Group (“ITC”), is a leading provider of broadband installation, planning, wireless, design and staffing solutions to the telecommunications industry. With over 40 years’ experience in the telecom business, as we continue to grow we recognize that we are only as successful as the people we employ. We provide competitive pay, a positive atmosphere, and career development opportunities. Whether you are just beginning to think about your next job or have already decided to make a meaningful move, we want to talk to you.

ITC Service Group (“ITC”), is seeking an experienced OSP Field Design Engineer in Clackamas, OR.  The OSP Field Design Engineer will focus on working with engineering prints delivered from the design subs, performing a formal QA on engineering prints, verifying the route against the high-level design, verify the fiber sizing, then go into the field and perform full construct-ability, routing those same field audit results back to the design sub. Construct-ability means verifying that the construction methods and routes and aerial make ready are correct, by going out into the field and verifying it.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Designing outside plant network facilities, field audits, records verification, general documents preparation, data entry, creating work order construction prints, records posting, cable count re-arrangements, joint pole work, and routine work order functions.
  • Prepare manual drawings on vellums when required.
  • Prepare electronic drawings using computer-aided drafting systems when required.
  • Compile data required for the preparation of plans or work order drawings.
  • Field audits of maintenance holes, hand holes and pull boxes identifying cables, conduits, and wall to wall footages.
  • Field audits of utility poles identifying service providers and cable types (e.g., Hawaiian Tel, CATV, COAX cable, Fiber cable, copper cable,), hardware, span lengths and attachment heights.
  • Acquire the necessary field information, record verifications, document preparation, required to prepare work order construction prints.
  • Design and redline outside plant network facilities and applicable infrastructure routes from Central Office termination point to customer access point or any segment in between.
  • Fill out Wind Loading / Pole Loading forms.
  • Coordinate access to professional/private facilities (e.g., schools, hospitals, military bases, etc.) when applicable.
  • Perform field site meets; meet with developers, customers, local agencies.
  • Communicate with internal staff and customer with appropriates media’s (email, fax, phone, video, etc.).
  • Field check design layouts.
  • Punctual for daily start time and meetings.
  • Reporting anomalies to project management stakeholders through established tools or verbally.
  • Time management; prioritizing work and documenting tasks.
  • Recognize process waste and suggest changes.
  • Office check designs and redline changes.
  • Work in a team environment.
  • Perform under minimum supervision.
  • Operate Microsoft Office software.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 

  • All candidates are subject to a mandatory pre-employment background check, drug screen, employment and education verification, and must possess and hold a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Required Experience

  • Advanced understanding of aerial, underground, OSP copper, fiber, and substructure design
  • Advanced understanding of telephone industry standards, local telecom practices and procedures, local city-state and governmental rules and regulations
  • Five years’ experience as a Telecom OSP Engineer or similar and relative engineering experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office program, OSP record database applications, and computer-aided drafting systems
  • Ability to perform field site meets; meet with developers, customers, and local agencies
  • Understanding of telephone industry standards, local telecom practices and procedures, local city, state and governmental rules and regulations
  • Cable Splicing
  • Network Placing (Lineman)
  • Inside Plant Installing
  • Construction experience
  • Autodesk AutoCAD / Bentley MicroStation

Start Date, Shift & Travel:

  • The ideal anticipated start date for this opening is in June 2018.
  • This is a day shift, Monday through Friday, hours are typically 7-4 or 6-3 but can be flexible and overtime is available.
  • The work is all local within the Portland metropolitan area. On average, you might drive 50 miles or as little as 10 miles. There are no overnight stays or out of area work.

Vehicle, Tools, TEC, and Equipment:

  • The ideal candidate will need to have their own vehicle that is reliable and equipped for OSP work.
  • Candidates will need to have a stick to measure the height of attachments on poles, a measuring wheel, and a tool to open a hand hole.
  • A smartphone manufactured in 2016 or later is required.  

Education and/or Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

ITC Service Group (“ITC”), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.