Only a select group of OPPD employees gets to see what lies beneath the downtown streets. They are the cable splicers. And they’re specially trained to make delicate repairs in confined spaces.
It only makes sense that when they bring new recruits into the mix, supervisors have to be incredibly selective. Click on the above video to see what goes into the hiring process, as OPPD finds three apprentices eager to learn the craft.
The new hires began four-year apprenticeships with the district March 16. They bring the cable splicer group to 15 employees strong.