NineStar Communications is Johnson County REMC partner for Johnson County Fiber Network, LLC.

Apply online at www.ninestarconnect.com and send resumes to Human Resources at HR@ninestarconnect.com by Friday, May 18, 2018.


NineStar Connect currently has a job opening for the position of Outside Plant Technician. This position is in the Operations Department and will perform various functions in the transport and delivery of NineStar Connect services from the head-end to customer premise locations, as well as, between core network sites, over a principally fiber-optic network.  This position includes installing, splicing, terminating, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting all types of OSP/ISP cables in varying climates and conditions. NineStar Connect is an innovative community-minded, communications, energy, water and sewer cooperative. We provide the infrastructure that empowers thoughtful development and improves quality of place in Central Indiana.


  • Install, splice, terminate, and test both OSP/ISP multi-strand/pair fiber-optic and shielded-twisted-pair (STP) cables.
  • Troubleshoot and repair damaged, or non-compliant, fiber-optic strands and pairs as necessary to ensure network performance and reliability.
  • Repair and maintain aerial and underground fiber-optic and STP cables. This includes installing and removing aerial cable and strands, attaching hardware, inspecting and repairing lines as needed.
  • Installing electronic equipment and devices at customer termination/demarcation locations, as well as, preparing and installing network cabinet sites in accordance with company and industry standards.



Knowledge of:

  • fiber-optic and STP cable structure, uses, and network components, as well as, “best-practices”
  • various OSP/ISP network architecture and topology

Skill in:

  • operating various types of vehicles and construction equipment along with possessing a Class A CDL.
  • utilizing fusion splicers, optical-time-domain reflectometers (OTDR), power meters, and power/hand tools in the performance of duties as assigned

Ability to:

  • read, comprehend, and follow engineering specification, schematic, and staking sheets/diagrams, as well as, oral or written instructions
  • communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner including working independently and making technical decisions.
  • lift a minimum of 60 lbs.



High school diploma or equivalent.  Certifications to include BICSI Installer 2 Optical Fiber or Copper (INSTC or INSTF) OR Technician (TECH) preferred.



Johnson County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Johnson County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to 202-690-7442 or by e-mail to program.intake@usda.gov