Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
  • Outside Plant
  • Jourdanton, TX, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Hourly
  • Full Time



Connects and rearranges buried copper and fiber optic cable facilities in buildings utilizing hand tools and specialized equipment.  Utilizes test equipment in cable fault locating procedures, performs cable completion tests and locates copper and fiber cable accurately. Repairs and maintains telephone systems in working order.


Follows R.U.S. guidelines for installing and maintaining services to our customers.

May be required to work in buildings, trenches, splice pits, cable vaults and hand holes.

Operates power equipment such as pumps, compressors, and power plants.

Protects, cleans and ensures that preventative maintenance is performed on all assigned equipment.

Proficient in fiber optic, copper cable splicing and related test equipment using RUS Guidelines.

Heavy lifting may be required in handling tools, materials and supplies.

Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, clients, co-workers and management.

Maintains compliance to all relevant OSHA, Safety or departmental specific standards as directed by supervisor.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Must have a valid Texas Drivers License and have an insurable driving record.


Must be able to work required overtime, emergency call-out, weekends and out of town assignments.

Must be able to participate in emergency "stand-by" rotation, as assigned.

Must be able to attend and successfully complete training courses.

Must be familiar with RUS practices.

Must be able to install and maintain station equipment at customer locations such as Key systems, DSL equipment. etc.

Must be able to understand and work with cable counts and color codes.

Must be able to read and understand staking sheets and schematics.

Must be able to understand and use cable test equipment for copper and fiber cable such as Dynatel 2210 cable locator, Dynatel 965 Circuit Loop Analyzer. etc.

Must be able to perform maintenance on existing copper and fiber optic plant.

Must communicate effectively with vendors, contractors, and employees.

Must have working knowledge of computers.

Must be able to work alone and be self-motivated with a desire to achieve excellence.

Must have telephone plant experience.

Must be able to understand and use test equipment and hand tools used for installation and maintenance of Copper and Fiber cable such as a Fusion Splicer, OTDR, Dynatel Circuit Loop Analyzer, etc.

Must be able to drive manual gear shift vehicle and pull Fiber Optic Trailer.

Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
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