Henkels & McCoy

Cabling Technician (Level 1) – Structured Cabling – Active Top Secret w/Lifestyle Poly Required

1 month ago
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# Positions
Job Category
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
CDL Required
Lifting Required
Travel Required


Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M) is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Communications, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Gas Distribution markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, H&M brings yesterday’s experience to the evolving infrastructure needs of today. We consistently rank in the top ten of Engineering News-Record’s Specialty Contractors and have been recognized with an E.I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award for our safety performance. H&M is also a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the construction industry. H&M is seeking a Cabling Technician, Level 1 to join our team working at a client location in Columbia, MD.


The Cabling Technician, Level 1 provides the provisioning, installation, design, termination, testing, documentation, operations, and maintenance of all types of IT cabling. This services includes both fiber optic and copper cable from single strand/pair to large bulk cables that used in the infrastructure backbone, underground, outdoor, and horizontal cabling to the desktop or equipment racks.



Major Job Elements

  • Lead a team in running cables for building or racking of equipment and other cabling services.
  • Able to create cable run lists and cable schematics to effectively connect the services.
  • Install cabling from transport/wiring closets to the customer access outlet.
  • Install cabling, both under floor and above ceiling, in cable trays, troughs, wiring baskets, harnesses and j-hooks.
  • Assist in the design of cable transmission media, machine rooms, transport closets and points of presence.
  • Field terminate cabling utilizing multiple types of connectors and technical techniques.
  • Install backbone, vertical, underground and outdoor cabling.
  • Field test cabling for performance specifications.
  • Provide cable labeling and configuration documentation.
  • Perform cable management.
  • Successfully terminate various types of fiber optic connectors.
  • Successfully interpret drawings, plans and specifications.
  • Properly test and troubleshoot copper installations.
  • Discuss media selection and implications for implementation on the network.
  • Make recommendations based on applicable codes, standards and best practices.
  • Interpret the job plan and scope of work as well as perform retrofits and upgrades to the existing infrastructure.
  • Furthers oneself though on-going education and certifications including, but not limited to, corporate or specialty courses.


  • Required Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with FS Poly
  • Shall have a minimum of five (5) years of technical experience in IT cable installation and termination.
  • A valid BICSI Installer 2, Copper or BICSI Installer 2, Optical Fiber certification required.
    • An additional three (3) years of experience may be substituted for BICSI certification.
  • Provide team leadership, engineering, and design knowledge to meet technical specifications.
  • In depth knowledge of termination equipment, methodologies and splicing techniques.
  • Areas of knowledge must also include: physical ability to lift 50 pounds, cable termination, testing, cable rack preparation, layout and installation, and documentation.
  • No Relocation Provided. Local Candidates Only.


This position requires the ability to work in an office setting, as well as, on active construction sites. This position includes, but is not limited to, time standing or walking on uneven ground, possible climbing of ladders, lifting requirements of 25+ lbs. and may include some manual labor.   Candidates should only apply if they are capable of working in these conditions.


Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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