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Fiber Optic Assembly Support Technician

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Job ID: 2014238
Location: RIDGECREST, CA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Telecom Support
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Fiber Optic Assembly Support Technician to support on one of our Navy contracts in Ridgecrest, CA.


Job Description:

  • Installs, troubleshoots, repairs and maintains fiber optic and copper cable networks and equipment.
  • Support routine maintenance and emergency restoration and repair of interconnection cable-plant (wireless, fiber, copper, waveguide) and core infrastructure under guidance of senior fiber optic senior technicians and engineers.
  • Support installation services, which may include physical plant build-out such as installation of fiber, cabinets, switches, security containers.
  • Support locating fiber optic cabling within the ground.
  • Remain current in the fiber optic area of expertise to include evolving technologies while working toward achieving certifications.


  • High School and 1 year of related experience.
Required Skills:
  • Fiber optic network cabling installations, splicing, polishing, cleaving, connecting, fusion splicing, testing, terminating (fusion and mechanical), electro-mechanical connectorization, assembling, and documenting.
  • Corning, Exfo, and Fluke testers.
  • Cat 6, Coax, and fiber optic cabling maintenance, emergency restoration, inspection, troubleshooting, and documentation.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with an Active Interim Secret Clearance or a full Secret Clearance.
Physical Demands:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.
  • Frequent walking, standing, sitting within the work area.
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull/carry up to 75 pounds
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, management, peers, etc.
  • Must be able to work in various weather conditions (hot, cold, wet and dry)
  • Up to 50% travel required – to a variety of locations in California and the United States (planned in advance)


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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