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Fiber Optic Calibration Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Fiber Instrument Sales
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 33 total skills
Calibration Instruments and Equipment - 1000 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignments.
Become familiar with established national and international calibration standard such as ANSI, ISO, etc.
Set up laboratory and testing standards and record/report test results.
Plan sequence of testing using blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, procedures, specifications, manufacturers’ websites.
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.
Calibrate, troubleshoot and repair ultra- sophisticated fiber optic instruments including precision electrical, mechanical and optical components.
Perform quality assurance on micrometers, calipers, other precision instruments, and masters.
Instrument and Equipment Calibration - 2700 req. hrs
Plan schedule of calibration procedures; enter scheduling data into computer.
Prepare, process, and organize equipment; ensure it is neat and ready for calibration/service process.
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.
Clean exterior splicer kits.
Receive equipment in lab and evaluate orders for importance.
Monitor environmental factors such as temperature, vibration, electrical noise.
Set up standard and special-purpose lab equipment to calibrate other instruments and test equipment. Use calibration jigs, fixtures, and required standards.
Instrument and Equipment Repair - 3000 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignments.
Secure applicable schematics, procedures, equipment manuals, other technical documents.
Calibrate instruments and equipment.
Align and balance component parts and circuitry.
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.
Inspect components for defects.
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.
Reassemble instruments and equipment.
Recalibrate instruments and equipment.
Recognize when repair is too sophisticated to be done in- house. Recognize when repair is too costly to be feasible.
Perform preventive maintenance on test apparatus and peripheral equipment. Maintain and analyze history of maintenance.
Metrology Equipment - 250 req. hrs
Receive oral and/or written assignment.
Secure applicable schematics, procedures, equipment manuals, or other technical documents.
Perform optical alignments to equipment.
Program and configure microprocessor-based metrology equipment.
Documentation - 500 req. hrs
Maintain day-to-day reports and logs accurately and in a timely manner.
Perform all steps in the sub-contract process such as computer work/packaging/maintaining logs.
Evaluate and maintain stock levels for parts used.
Ensure service orders are set up correctly in the database (serial numbers/part numbers, etc.).

Technical Instruction

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

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