Cable Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

United States

Responsible for installation and documentation of new and/or updated Inside Plant cable infrastructure to include conduit, cable trays, copper, coax, fiber and all associated elements in the Pentagon, Mark Center, & buildings within the NCR supported by JSP.  Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures, standards required for installation of cable racks, wiring of the racks and testing required during installation.


  • Analyzes, administers, and maintains telecommunications and network cabling infrastructure.
  • Our Cable Technician is responsible for tasks assigned by Coordinators in connection with service orders and repair activities related to Category 6 cabling, Voice over IP networks (VOIP), and fiber optic cabling infrastructure.
  • In-depth knowledge of TDM networks
  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components, Ability to work with power tools and ladders
  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors. Computer literate with basic Networking Skills
  • Installs, maintains and repairs voice and data communications systems
  • Interprets service orders, circuit diagrams, and electrical schematics
  • Tests, locates, installs, and repairs cabling infrastructure associated with trouble calls, and performs routine maintenance
  • Verifies work order information and receipt of all necessary equipment and information
  • Verifies service by testing installed cabling; identifying, correcting, or escalating problems
  • Well versed in the use of network cabling test equipment including network testers, copper cable testers, fiber OTDRs and fiber power meters.
  • Documents network by labeling and routing equipment and cables; recording configuration diagrams and specifications
  • Maintains network by troubleshooting and repairing outages; testing network back-up procedures; updating documentation
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned
  • Participates in special projects as required
  • Identify, track and remove abandoned cable, and keep cable neatly tied and bundled while maintaining safety standards
  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components including CAT6 and fiber optic cabling.
  • Ability to work with power tools and ladders
  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors
  • Computer literate with basic Networking Skills


  • 3-5 years of related telecommunications experience.
  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Strong customer service experience is highly preferred

Key Competencies:


Must be familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standards.

 Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively to personnel of various expertise levels.  Solid Customer Support Skills in a high visibility environment.  Problem analysis and problem solving.  Attention to detail and accuracy.


For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.