an innovative splicing business for fiber network construction
New turnkey service option for electric cooperatives includes project-ready professionals and hands-on certification course to improve training
(L - R) JP Arango, Trevor Carter, Caleb Lusk, Scott Moses, Cody Townson, Tim Goodrich, Ed Kennedy (back), Troy Dresser, Adrian Patino, Raymond Finney, Jason Bell, Robert Stafford, Justin Reynolds, Derrick Sexton, Jeff Fincannon (back), Paul Marie
Conexon Construct is a full-service splicing business and affiliated training program developed to create new opportunities for fiber network construction professionals and ensure a ready supply of best-practice oriented professionals for the ever-increasing number of rural fiber broadband projects. Conexon’s latest turnkey service option for electric cooperatives, Construct includes not only job- and project-ready professionals, but a school to train fledgling fiber splicers and prepare crews to begin splicing paths on fiber-to-the-home projects across rural America.
Within the broadband industry, the demand for splicers continues to increase. In the past year, Conexon personnel have been responsible for splicing more than 300,000 connections on networks across America – many of the jobs outsourced to construction contractors. Conexon Construct provides an opportunity to train new hires to Conexon standards with a uniform, safety- and quality-oriented approach to methodology and technique.
This unique approach ensures quality assurance and cost management – Conexon splicers are expertly educated to work efficiently and to the highest standards in the industry to keep your project on schedule and on budget.
Splicers who train at the Conexon Construct splicing school will focus on Conexon’s core distributed tap architecture methodology, learning and practicing the skills needed for effective, safe and efficient tap splicing during the two-week certification course at the Construct Training Center in Dalton, Ga. Once training is complete, splicers are assigned to a Conexon job build and equipped with the tools needed to begin splicing paths on fiber-to-the-home projects across rural America.
(L - R) Jeff Fincannon, SVP OSP, Paul Marie, Splicing Division Manager, Troy Dress, Construction Project Director
(L - R) JP Arango, Caleb Lusk
Jason Bell, Trevor Carter
(L - R) Paul Marie, Caleb Lusk, Trevor Carter, JP Arango, Jason Bell (back), Scott Moses, Jeff Fincannon
Within the first year, Conexon Construct expects to certify more than 150 splicers. Six splicers will be trained in every 2-week program, with the opportunity to expand to 12 splicers per class in the future. The curriculum is led by lead instructor Jason Bell, who joined Conexon from Ervin Construction with more than 15 years of experience in the business.
At this time, splicing certification is only available to Conexon hires. If you are interested in applying for a position, please visit https://conexon.us/careers/.