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Employment Opportunities -- Termination
Specialists in OSP Fibre Optic Cabling
Gencon Limited (the Company) is a thirty year old organisation with a long history in the construction and
maintenance of overhead electricity distribution networks, and more recently the construction of outside plant (OSP)
fibre optic networks in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Company is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced OSP Fibre Optic Termination Specialists to lead and train
dedicated teams of Trinidad and Tobago nationals to become skilled in fibre optic termination, testing and rectification
for the company's operations in Trinidad and Tobago, and growth into the wider Caribbean.
OSP fibre optic termination specialists are highly skilled professionally who perform field fibre optic end
te rmination activities [i.e. preparation of cable terminal devices (FDT, FAT, SC), cable splicing, reflectance testing,
troubleshooting, rectification, documentation and reporting of test results in accordance with client protocol] in
order to deliver sound and commercially reliable individual feeds to customers of local and international fibre
optic cabling clients operating in the communications industry (telephone, television, internet, etc) in Trinidad and
Tobago and the Caribbean region.
Typically fibre optic cables are installed on TTEC electricity poles in Trinidad and Tobago. The successful candidates
must be trained and experienced in ladder access to fibre and terminal devices on and off electricity poles.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. To transfer best practices and train teams of national trainees to internationally acceptable technical standards in
the discipline of OSP fibre optic termination activities
2. To lead and manage fibre optic project teams in the field to deliver efficient and timely execution of OSP
fibre optic termination activities i.e. zero rework
3. To train the local teams in surveying the fibre optic network and constructing the execution and reporting plans.
Work plans to include job site specific hazards and mitigation plans (referred to in the industry as Job Site Safety
Plan -- JSSP)
4. To contribute to the preparation and submission of bids to clients where OSP fibre optic termination and
distribution forms part of the scope of the engagement.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
1. Actual international experience and expertise in field construction of OSP fibre optic termination activities
including construction of FATS (Fibre Access Terminals), FDTS (Fibre Distribution Terminals) and SC (Splice
2. Supervisory experience of field operations to achieve quality and production rate of work teams consistent with
internationally acceptable standards for specialists of this kind
3. Certification from an internationally recognised institution in the field of fibre optics technology, for example the
Fibre Optic Association Inc. (FOA), or a partnering institution of the FOA, with specific reference to OSP fibre optics
splicing and testing
4. A minimum of two (2) years experience in performing fibre optic termination for clients of international repute
5. Experience in training and developing subordinates in the art, science and techniques of rapid, high quality OSP
fibre optics cable field operations
6. Knowledge and experience of the Trinidad and Tobago work environment would be a key advantage.
Please submit your application accompanied by a resume preferably by email to:
OR by hand or post to: Gencon Limited, 18-20 Orchid Drive, Endeavour, Chaguanas 501101
Applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to:
Chief Manpower Officer
Ministry of Labour & Small Enterprise Development
50-54 Duke Place, Duke Street, Port of Spain
The deadline for submission of applications is: DECEMBER 15th, 2015 .Suitable applicants will be contacted.
For more information visit our website: www.genconlimited.com
PARIS---Karim Benzema s place on France s
national football team could be in jeopardy.
Already facing charges of conspiracy to blackmail
relating to an extortion scam, Benzema s international
career is under increasing strain after teammate Mathieu
Valbuena spoke out for the first time against him and
the French football federation followed up by joining
the case as a plaintiff.
The investigation, centering on wiretap evidence,
started when Valbuena took legal action after being
contacted by a man claiming to be in possession of
an incriminating sex tape.
Benzema s involvement has not yet been fully deter-
mined. But investigators who charged him last month
believe he was approached by a childhood friend to
act as an intermediary and convince Valbuena to deal
directly with the blackmailers.
The case could have implications on Benzema s
career with France s national team. By joining as a
plaintiff, the country s football federation can have
access to the case files. In a statement yesterday, it
said it "reserves the right, given how the case evolves,
to take all the measures needed," including claiming
In an interview with newspaper Le Monde, Vabuena
spoke directly about Benzema s attempts to pressure
"There comes a time when you can t defend the
indefensible. I wouldn t even do that to my worst
enemy," Valbuena told Le Monde. "When I went to
the first hearing I couldn t imagine that Karim was
involved in this. I can only feel very, very, very let
down and now realize that my relationship with Karim
wasn t as sincere as he may claim."
Valbuena, who plays for French club Lyon and has
made 52 international appearances for France s national
football team, thinks the video fell into the hands of
Axel Angot last year.
"He s someone who hangs around players ... I knew
about him through Djibril Cisse, when we played
together for Marseille," Valbuena said. "I had a new
mobile phone and I wanted to change all my contacts.
I asked him to transfer all of that from my computer
to my new phone because he s good with technol-
Benzema and Valbuena were key players in the
France team that reached the World Cup quarterfinals
last year in Brazil. Benzema, who plays for Real Madrid,
has 27 international goals.
Even if Benzema is cleared, coach Didier Deschamps
may have to leave him out of his European Cham-
pionship squad in order to preserve team spirit, par-
ticularly if he selects Valbuena.
In the Le Monde story, Valbuena recounts how
Benzema approached him at the team s Clairefontaine
training camp in early October, in what he now sees
as a clear attempt to initiate a meeting with the black-
"He told me several times that I was dealing with
some serious thugs. He told me I know that if it was
me, with my family and everything ... you d need to
be strong, " Valbuena said. "OK, he also said If you
don t want to, leave them to it, no problem. But I can
introduce you to my friend. It always came back to
that. I m more than disappointed. It s quite simply a
lack of respect. You don t behave like that with anybody.
At the end, when I was just leaving, Karim said So
what do I do? Shall I give him your number? "
At least four other people have been handed pre-
liminary charges in the case.
"Karim knows full well---even if we never spoke
about money---that if I go and meet this person it s
not for peanuts," Valbuena said. "Deep down I thought
it was strange that he wanted me to meet with this
Benzema called Valbuena again two weeks later.
"Not with his phone and not on mine but on one
of the Lyon staff members. It was when we were
playing Zenit St Petersburg on October 20 in the
Champions League. He said to me Mat, my name s
got out, what the hell s going on? I can t be dragged
into something like this, " Valbuena said. (AP)
career in jeopardy
...as Valbuena speaks out
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