• Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, bend, assemble and erect all components necessary for lifting, moving, and installing plant materials in accordance with the applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards.

  • Build aerial plant to customer specifications to include framing poles, placing new strand, lashing new cable to bare strand, over lashing cable to existing strand and cable.

  • Installing anchors and down guys, snowshoes, placing fiber enclosures, grounding & bonding of strand, placement of riser guards, trimming trees, pulling of cable/fiber short distances in conduit, installing pole mounted cabinets, placing ground rods, and installing vertical ground rod on poles, swapping lashers on poles either from a bucket truck or from hooks/ladders.

  • Dismantles, moves, and removes aerial, underground, or building wire, cable-associated equipment, and hardware.

  • Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles.

  • Repairs and maintains fiber system and structures such as broken lashing, replacing, or re-sagging aerial strand, pole transfers, down-guys, aerial to underground conversion, make ready, vertical ground rods, and all grounding and bonding functions as per NESC, & NEC code.

  • Prepping and Splicing SM Fiber-optic fusion or mechanical splices.

  • Testing and troubleshooting fiber using an OTDR, optical power meter, visual fault locator, and scope.



  • Sense of command and authority. Take control of your environment.

  • Be a critical thinker and a problem solver.

  • Sense of humor is greatly appreciated.

  • Someone capable of problem solving on the fly.

  • Plays well with others. We have a solid team in a startup environment. Positive energy only please.



  • Proficient with construction equipment and hand tools.

  • Ability to carry, climb and operate an extension ladder, (approx.28 ft high and 75 pounds).

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs and climbing belt as needed.

  • Ability to drive company vehicles (bucket trucks) in a safe and responsible manner and operate hydraulic aerial lifts.

  • Ability to perform the job from high places (i.e., poles and roofs).

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision peripheral vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus. Corrective lenses acceptable.

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must have good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and organize effectively.

  • Ability to interact effectively with other team members.

  • Basic understanding of Outlook, Excel, and Word.

  • Must be able to work independently without supervision.

  • Valid driver's license, auto insurance, with a satisfactory driving record.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • Ability to adhere to Local, Federal regulations and Company Policies.

  • 2-5 years of experience working as a lineman, or similar craft as a helper or laborer, and basic knowledge of telecom OSP craft.

  • Provide the OSP Engineers with detailed reports of field splicing activity.

  • Deploying and removing various traffic control devices that protect the work area while on a street or roadway.

  • Participate, adhere to, and support all safety-related policies, processes, and programs.

  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e., backup alarms, the smell of smoke or fumes, different colored warning tags, warning sirens).

  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost-saving measures that arise or that may be encountered.

  • Take corrective actions as needed reporting any issues to your supervisor.

  • Operates power equipment such as compressors, pumps, blowers, hydraulic diggers, and hydraulic aerial bucket trucks.

  • Perform all other actions necessary to accomplish the foregoing principal duties and accountabilities.

  • On call rotation responding and restoring services for emergency calls, responsible for being on the job at short notice to repair damaged cables until service is restored.

  • Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, cleaning solutions.

  • Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night.

  • Work performed near power lines and electricity.

  • Work and travel in inclement weather.

Fiber-Optic Line Worker

Emerald Broadband is a quickly growing local fiber-optic broadband company founded in Eugene with the mission of bridging the digital divide with future-proof Fiber-Optic internet connectivity and is looking for a talented and motivated self starter to add to the team. Get in at the ground floor of a soon to be major Fiber-Optic internet service provider.



Come work for us! Please email us a current resume to apply for any of our open job positions.

Are you a talented, motivated individual who wants to be a part of a team, working in an environment where your input is valued, and ideas are welcomed?

The Emerald Broadband Fiber-Optic Line Worker installs and repairs Fiber-Optic broadband systems and equipment. The Fiber-Optic Line worker works under the supervision of the Field Manager to install and maintain Emerald Broadband’s physical Fiber-optic network.


Fun staff meeting at Emerald Broadband.

You’ll enjoy competitive compensation including an outstanding benefits and perks that fit your life, including:

  • Compensation for a Fiber Line Worker is in the $22.00 - $34.00 per hour depending on experience.

  • Great Insurance program provided for full time employees.

  • PTO for full time employees.

  • Paid Holidays.


Paid time off for full time employees at Emerald Broadband.