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Outside Plant Field Engineer


Orange County Fiber in Orleans, Indiana is now accepting applications for the position of Outside Plant Field Engineer primarily working in the Orange, Lawrence, Martin, Washington, Dubois, and Crawford County area and occasionally assisting in other counties as needed.


The Field Engineer is involved with the design, drafting, and implementation of fiber build projects as we extend our services to the surrounding areas. The position requires cooperation with the fiber construction crews and will report to the Fiber Construction Manager. The Field Engineer will spend a significant amount of time in the field staking and inspecting fiber paths both aerial and underground. This professional will also be responsible to coordinate efforts in a timely manner for repairs and maintenance, as needed. This position requires work outside in all types of weather. This is a full-time position with on-the-job training.


Preferred candidates will possess the qualifications listed below.



Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or GED required.

  • 2+ years of positive customer service or field-based experience preferred.

  • In-depth understanding of outside plant construction techniques.

  • Extensive knowledge of aerial and underground utilities.

  • Basic Fiber optic knowledge: SM, MM. SC. LC, APC, UPC, including splicing techniques.

  • General knowledge of networking.


Personal & Position Qualifications

  • Must have familiarity with Microsoft office/Mac OS products and aptitude to utilize computer mapping and ticket management software, as well as drafting and engineering programming.

  • Must be physically able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and walk on various terrain.

  • Must be physically able to sit or ride in a vehicle for extended periods to multiple service areas.

  • Must be able to lift, carry and move up to 25 pounds and utilize color perception.

  • Must have the ability to focus on accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Must be capable of meeting deadlines. 

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, and others.

  • Must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Must have and maintain a valid Indiana driver’s license.

  • Ability to work overtime, and on a rotating on-call basis after hours and on weekends.


This is an exciting opportunity for an organized people-person who enjoys working in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

Interested and potentially qualified applicants can find the application at Posting will remain open until position is filled. Please email completed application along with an updated resume to

It is the policy of Orange County REMC to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Cooperative affords employment to those qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, creed, disability, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.