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Nelnet ALLO Fort Morgan Fiber Locator/OSP Tech in Fort Morgan, Colorado


As a Fiber Locator, your primary responsibility will be to correctly, safely, and efficiently locate underground fiber optic cable. This will require that you manage your own daily route and schedule within certain parameters, and that you are committed to the high quality and accuracy of your work to ensure that customers and contractors can operate in complete safety and with full knowledge of the location of any underground fiber optics they may encounter.

As an OSP tech you will be responsible for the timely aerial maintenance and restoration work, occasional assistance in operational installations of fiber drops to businesses and home, and urgent response to service outages when needed.


  1. Searching for underground fiber optics and accurately marking the location.

  2. Completing all necessary paperwork

  3. Maintaining daily contact with utility managers, crews, homeowners, and contractors discussing locate issues.

  4. Receiving daily locates via computer/device.

  5. Prioritizing your daily work by going through all locate requests to determine routing.

  6. Reading and understanding provided maps to assist in identification of underground fiber optics.

  7. Ensuring that customers and contractors suffer no damages or injuries due to mis-located fiber optics.

  8. Respond to emergency calls in a timely manner, and working periodic weekend or evening on-call rotation.

  9. Work closely with GIS/CAD personnel to insure that up to date fiber maps are accurate for system and contract personnel.

  10. Provide a safe work environment by being knowledgeable of and enforcing all state, local, federal safety regulations and company safety policies.

  11. Operate and monitor company-owned vehicle by inspecting condition daily and maintaining a valid driver’s license.

  12. Quality control inspection of field related work performed by contractors.

  13. Accurately prepares all field reports relating to work accomplished on a daily basis.

  14. To provide a safe working environment by being knowledgeable and enforcing all state, local and company safety procedures.

  15. Operate and maintain company-owned vehicles by inspecting daily and maintaining a valid driver’s license.

  16. 90% on call duty - The right candidate will be on call at all times except during periods of paid time off and while traveling outside of the area.



High school diploma or equivalent.



  1. Knowledge of underground utility construction and your assigned geographic region.

  2. Basic knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Word and GIS/CAD.

  3. Skills to effectively communicate with internal and external customers, contractors and company employees.

  4. Ability to walk up to 5 miles a day in all weather conditions.

  5. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and to bend/stoop/kneel/crawl

  6. Flexibility and temperament to adapt to sudden challenges and changing work conditions

  7. Willingness to change schedule at short notice to respond to emergency calls.

  8. Availability for weekend on-call duty, as required

  9. Ability to pass pre-employment background check and drug screen

  10. Strong organizational and problem solving skills.

  11. Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.

  12. Ability to operate a company vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Attention to detail is paramount. Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions. Ability to work independently on multifaceted projects. Strong verbal and written communication skills to present facts clearly and accurately in graphic form. Demonstrate ability to train and lead others, meet deadlines and make independent decisions within guidelines. Previous experience in the communication industry a plus. Experience working to tight deadlines. Excellent analytical skills. Must be able to work overtime as required.

EEO Statement

ALLO, A Nelnet Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at ALLO, A Nelnet Company may request such accommodations by contacting ALLO, A Nelnet Company Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

ALLO, A Nelnet Company is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Job Locations US-CO-Fort Morgan

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/29/2020 2:28 PM)

Job ID 2020-11194

# of Openings 1

Category Other