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Job Title: OSP Drop Technician

Classification:  Non-Exempt, Hourly


Joink, LLC was founded as an Internet Service Provider, providing dial-up, DSL and fixed wireless broadband Internet services.  Today, the company provides connectivity for customers who span the landscape from residential to enterprise using technologies that include leased lines, unlicensed wireless, licensed wireless, and fiber optics.  Also, the company provides managed hosting services including virtual machine, web/email, and offsite backup storage.  And finally, the Company’s technology services group leverages its enterprise knowledge of networking, software, storage, and telephony technologies to provide design, installation, and continued supported around key technologies from companies such as VMware, Cisco UCS, IBM, Veeam and Microsoft.


This Technician will work with the team to bring internet to the customer through fiber optic cable to homes and businesses. They will work alongside various members of the Joink Team to execute plans expanding the main fiber network and bringing fiber into homes. They will operate machinery of various kinds, which may include but is not limited to remote plows, Hydro Vacuum Excavators, and Mini Excavators.


  • OSP Drop Supervisor


  • No direct reports
  • May lead, train, or participate in work team assignments.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Performs in accordance with Joink and industry safety and quality standards.
  2. Coordinates work with OSP Drop Lead, follows construction paths, identifies utility crossings (both marked and unmarked), and buries fiber optic lines, communicating with the customers and other contractors as needed.
  3. Operates all equipment safely, performing required maintenance.
  4. Executes assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner to ensure productivity of team.
  5. Routinely cuts concrete, asphalt, brick, and other hard surfaces and removing them.
  6. Accurately measures depth and clearly marks such depths onsite using white flags in green belt or paint on hard surfaces as well as marking such depths on paper plans.
  7. Performs restoration to minimize the visible impact that Joink leaves on site.
  8. Identifies unsafe conditions and bring it to the attention of the Lead and/or Supervisor.
  9. Participates in additional training to advance skills.
  10. Maintains tools/inventory and vehicle, following all relevant procedures.
  11. May utilize business software to upload photos/update tickets pre and post-dig with time completed.
  12. Driving duties include conveying materials, equipment, and staff to and from work sites and ability to meet necessary FMCSA requirements (includes passing the DOT physical).


  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to evaluate situations and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Understanding of when to use hand tools or power tools (ex: when to use a shovel or post-hole digger and when to use a mini excavator).
  • Adept in verbal communication.


  • Familiar with using hand tools.
  • Candidate must be willing to reside near or commute to a Joink office (Currently within Illinois: Taylorville, Hillsboro; Indiana: Terre Haute)
  • Candidates which have the following will have priority:
    • Relevant outside construction experience
    • Experience with relevant equipment (vacuum excavators, mini-excavators, horizontal directional drill)


  • 40 hours per week
  • Must participate in on-call rotation
  • Almost exclusively outside, year-round, in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to work overtime with and without notice


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and push/pull up to 75 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Please note that this job description is not a comprehensive list of all activities, duties or responsibilities the employee may be required to engage in for this job. These duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.


Joink is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any applicant or employee on any grounds prohibited under any federal, state or local law, including race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, citizenship or membership in any other legally protected class.