Cabler/Strander Operator – DAYS

Basic Function:

Sets up, runs, and monitors Cabler/Strander/Rework Line equipment used for the manufacture of fiber optic cable.


Significant Responsibilities:


Performs specific job responsibilities in accordance with safety procedures and guidelines: 

  • Reads the set-up sheet and utilizes the product code to determine the product to be manufactured, machine adjustments, and material requirements.
  • Sets up, runs, and monitors the Planetary Strander for all standard and nonstandard products.
  • Sets up and runs a respooling machine located in the cabling area to respool sub cables, fillers, and wire.
  • Observes, measures, and inspects products at various stages of the production process to ensure product is being produced per proper set-up sheet specifications.
  • Correctly completes all documentation specific to this job function.
  • Cleans equipment to prevent contamination as required.
  • Recognizes various defects and problems that arise during production. Assists in solving problems or notifies supervisor if required.
  • Runs the rework line when the workload at the Strander allows including washing cables with E Cleaner or MEK, printing cables, stripping cables, respooling cables, wire, and fillers, and using the stripping wheel to strip armor and FRP cables.


Promotes OCC’s service excellence and quality.  Provides excellent service to customers; builds strong relationships and team cohesiveness; focuses on quality and positive solutions; communicates respectfully; demonstrates compassion and understanding in response to customer requests/needs.


Champions OCC’s mission, vision, and values (as detailed in our 15 Essential Points of Success); complies with policies and procedures, ethical standards, and Code of Conduct.


Minimum Qualifications Required:


Education & Experience:  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and six months of related experience and/or training preferred.


Essential Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:  Mechanical aptitude with the ability to operate a machine in a production environment.  Demonstrated ability to use tools and measuring devices properly.  Ability to read and follow basic instructions and to understand and implement quality procedures. Math and handwriting skills required and the ability to correctly complete all documentation.  Ability to work in a team environment with minimal supervision.  Pays close attention to detail with the ability to complete assignments accurately and recognize and help resolve problems.  Ability to operate a forklift.  Ability to operate a hoist.




Working Conditions:  While performing this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and climb stairs.  Significant inspecting activities require manual dexterity using hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.  This job requires sight sufficient for significant reading and computer usage.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision.  This work also requires an individual with hearing sufficient for detecting alarms and communication with coworkers.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, or airborne particles.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions.



Note:  This job description is only meant to be a representative summary of the major responsibilities and accountabilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.




OCC offers a positive work environment driven by 15 Essential Points of Success, which is how OCC aspires to operate and is an integral part of our corporate philosophy and culture.  OCC offers a competitive benefits package to promote health and financial security for you and your family that includes company-sponsored health, dental, and vision plans, Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s), life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, optional supplemental insurance plans; including, critical illness and accident, a 401(k) plan, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), education assistance, and wireless discounts.  Employees are also provided with security options including Healthy Rewards®, Secure Travel®, Will Preparation, and Identity Theft protection as well as generous paid time off and holiday schedules. 



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