Fiber Optic Calibration Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Fiber Instrument Sales
Industries
O*Net Code
17-3029.08
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
61900
State
NY
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 33 total skills | 61900 total hours
Calibration Instruments and Equipment - 7000 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignments.
1000 hrs
Become familiar with established national and international calibration standard such as ANSI, ISO, etc.
1000 hrs
Set up laboratory and testing standards and record/report test results.
1000 hrs
Plan sequence of testing using blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, procedures, specifications, manufacturers’ websites.
1000 hrs
Set up test equipment and conduct tests on the performance and reliability of fiber optic components such as distribution cables, truck cables, high density interconnect cables, standard patch cords, transmitters and receivers. Use pressure test gauges.
1000 hrs
Calibrate, troubleshoot and repair ultra- sophisticated fiber optic instruments including precision electrical, mechanical and optical components.
1000 hrs
Perform quality assurance on micrometers, calipers, other precision instruments, and masters.
1000 hrs
Instrument and Equipment Calibration - 25900 req. hrs
Plan schedule of calibration procedures; enter scheduling data into computer.
2700 hrs
Prepare, process, and organize equipment; ensure it is neat and ready for calibration/service process.
2700 hrs
Install and repair instruments and equipment such as Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDRs), Light Sources and Meters, Fiber Optic Cleavers, Signals Pulse/Test Boxes, Fiber Optic Identifiers, Inspection Scopes and Fault Locators.
2700 hrs
Clean exterior splicer kits.
2700 hrs
Receive equipment in lab and evaluate orders for importance.
2700 hrs
Monitor environmental factors such as temperature, vibration, electrical noise.
2700 hrs
Set up standard and special-purpose lab equipment to calibrate other instruments and test equipment. Use calibration jigs, fixtures, and required standards.
2700 hrs
Instrument and Equipment Repair - 58900 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignments.
3000 hrs
Secure applicable schematics, procedures, equipment manuals, other technical documents.
3000 hrs
Calibrate instruments and equipment.
3000 hrs
Align and balance component parts and circuitry.
3000 hrs
Disassemble instruments and equipment, as needed, using hand tools such as screwdrivers, nut- driver and hex wrench sets, needle-nose and side cutting pliers, utility knifes, and cordless drill and bits.
3000 hrs
Inspect components for defects.
3000 hrs
Use hand tools and equipment such as: volt meters, fiber power meter, fiber fault locator, oscilloscope, OTDR, fiber polishing disk, bench-top microscope, carbide scribe, fiber cleaver, fiber splicer, and crimping tools.
3000 hrs
Reassemble instruments and equipment.
3000 hrs
Recalibrate instruments and equipment.
3000 hrs
Recognize when repair is too sophisticated to be done in- house. Recognize when repair is too costly to be feasible.
3000 hrs
Perform preventive maintenance on test apparatus and peripheral equipment. Maintain and analyze history of maintenance.
3000 hrs
Metrology Equipment - 59900 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignment.
250 hrs
Secure applicable schematics, procedures, equipment manuals, or other technical documents.
250 hrs
Perform optical alignments to equipment.
250 hrs
Program and configure microprocessor-based metrology equipment.
250 hrs
Documentation - 61900 req. hrs
Maintain day-to-day reports and logs accurately and in a timely manner.
500 hrs
Perform all steps in the sub-contract process such as computer work/packaging/maintaining logs.
500 hrs
Evaluate and maintain stock levels for parts used.
500 hrs
Ensure service orders are set up correctly in the database (serial numbers/part numbers, etc.).
500 hrs

Technical Instruction

Safety
Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment
# | 24 hrs
Blood Borne Pathogens
# | 24 hrs
Lockout/Tagout Procedures
# | 24 hrs
Familiarization with MSDS for all Chemicals Used in this Trade
# | 24 hrs
Proper Use, Storage, Disposal of Work-Related Chemicals
# | 24 hrs
Safe Handling of High Pressure and Combustible Gases and Liquids (if Applicable)
# | 24 hrs
Safely Working with Radioactive Devices (if applicable)
# | 24 hrs
Safely Working with Lasers (if applicable)
# | 24 hrs
First Aid – minimum of 6.5 hours every 3 years
# | 24 hrs
Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – MUST comply with Section 201-g of the Labor law
# | 24 hrs
Blueprints, Schematics, Technical Manuals
Reading Electrical and Mechanical Blueprints
# | 24 hrs
Reading Electronic Schematics
# | 24 hrs
Reading Technical Manuals
# | 24 hrs
Basic Electro-Mechanical Sketching
# | 24 hrs
Mathematics
College-level Algebra
# | 24 hrs
Analytical Geometry
# | 24 hrs
Computer Skills
Introduction to Personal Computer Hardware
# | 24 hrs
Introduction to Computer Operating Systems
# | 24 hrs
Introduction to Computer Programming
# | 24 hrs
Introduction to Software Applications
# | 24 hrs
Introduction to the Internet
# | 24 hrs
Trade Theory and Science Mechanics (Static and Dynamic)
Theory of Electricity
# | 24 hrs
Electronics Theory
# | 24 hrs
Electronic Circuit Analysis
# | 24 hrs
Metrology
# | 24 hrs
Measurement Principles
# | 24 hrs
Chemistry
# | 24 hrs
Physics
# | 24 hrs
Statistical and Quality Control Methods
# | 24 hrs
Optics
# | 24 hrs
Thermodynamics
# | 24 hrs
Solid State Devices
# | 24 hrs
Troubleshooting Techniques
# | 24 hrs
Introduction to ISO, ANSI, IEC, AALA, ASTM, SAE, NIST Standards (optional)
# | 24 hrs