Fibre Optic Splicer, Fusion Splicer, Optic Cable Splicer, Fibre Optic Splicer Technician, Fibre Optic Cable Splicing

Minimum Preferably 8th standard pass

Training on Soft Skills (mandatory for 8th to 12th standard pass) Technical trainings on standard splicing process for both underground and overhead cables, Interpreting the color coding to avoid cross fibre Training on fibre testing using OTDR meter and power testing Certified training for Optical Fibre Splicer (programme aligned to TEL/Q6400 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)

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The tasks an Optical Fibre Splicer is expected to perform include:Ensuring efficient splicing of the optical fibre cables

Supporting optical fibre installation Carrying out fibre testing using OTDR and power meter

Proficient with principles of optical transport media and Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) communication Knowledge of Optical fibre characteristics like refraction, polarisation, attenuation, dispersion, etc.Well-versed with bands in optical fibre and their usability, loss characteristics Knowledge of signal strength and quality KPIs design values and margins Well-versed with functionality of optical equipments like cleaver, mechanical and fusion splicing kit, protection sleeves, fibre stripper, fibre reinforced plaster during splicing and jointing Adept with functionality of optical test equipment like Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and power meter Knowledge of optimal values of OTDR, power meter and light meter test results Proficient in utility of As-build route diagrams Adept with standard trenching, cable laying, pit preparation, splicing, jointing, blowing and back-filling process for installation of OFC cables Knowledge of different types of OFC connectors based on the type of equipment Proficient with standard process and need for performing duct integrity tests like air tightness tests and kink free tests

Well-versed with precaution to be taken while dealing while installation

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Willingness to work in field set-up

Ability to handle pressure situations

Basic written communication skills

Basic oral communication skills

Ability to apply practical judgement


Good eye sight

Hardworking and persistent

Sense of time management

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available Local travelling is a part of this job role

May need to handle of team of Junior Splicer

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include dealing with fibre optic cables, chemicals, sparks from fusion splicing elevated and overhead work, shock hazard, etc.Occupational hazards include harm to corneal or retinal eye sight, infection or skin irritation, burn injuries, receiving electric shocks, physical injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience-INR15,000 to INR 20,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Telecom Industry in India

Telecommunication has emerged as a key driver of economic and social development in an increasingly knowledge intensive global scenario. The reach of telecom services to all parts of the country is integral for the development of India. Studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between the penetration of Internet & Mobile Services and the growth of Indian economy. The Government of India has recognises this fact and has taken various measures over the years, as a result the Indian Telecom Sector has grown exponentially and has become the second largest network in the world, next only to China. Today India is fastest growing telecom market in the world with telephone subscribers 892.02 million at the end of February, 2014.Theshareofurbansubscribersis61.87%whereasshareofruralsubscribersis38.92%inthemonthofFebruary2013.TheoverallTele-densityinIndiahasreachedto72.90%attheendofFebruary,2013.

At present, the broadband connectivity in India is very low. Creation of broadband highways is the backbone for realizing the vision of Digital India so that India can become a 'competitive nation' in the digital space. To bridge the rural coverage gap for both broadband penetration and voice, Government has undertaken to establish the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) laying incremental optical fiber to connect all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats in the country with 100 mbps broadband. The Government has also planned to cover all uncovered villages in a phased manner by March 2019 which presently does not have mobile connectivity.

Thus looking at the existing large telecom network and increasing government initiative to connect rural and semi- urban areas, it is clear that there is a huge scope for development in Indian Telecom sector. Again by allowing foreign direct investment, the government have attracted large amount of investments in the booming Indian telecom sector, which will drive growth and employment in the sector. With the growth in Indian Telecom industry the demand for various professional such as Optical Fibre Technician, Optical Fibre Splicer, Telecom Engineer, etc. is bound to increase. Mobile operators in the wireless segment have alone generated an estimated 2.3 million jobs till now and it is estimated that the sector as a whole is likely to create about 40 lakh direct and indirect jobs over the next 5 years.

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