Entry Level (Construction and Labour) Fibre Optic Tester (Lower Mainland, BC)

Entry Level (Construction and Labour) Fibre Optic Tester (Lower Mainland, BC)

Vancouver, BC

VistaCare Communications is a leading technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Fibre Optic Tester to join our Outside Plant Construction (OSP) Operations in the Vancouver, BC area for full-time, permanent employment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Testing the fibre service areas
  • Operating a bucket truck
  •  Carrying a ladder to each multiport to test continuity and light levels of individual fibres at different locations
  • Working with the remote tester to confirm continuity
  •  Tent testing using the OTDR or Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Must be able to function efficiently in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong manual dexterity and attention to detail
  • Excellent work ethic and keenness to learn
  • Enjoy working with your hands
  • Self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player
Experience Required: 

The following are considered advantageous but are not required:


  • Related labourer experience  
  • Testing for improved performance
  • Experience with EXFO testing products such as OTDR, FOT-930 & MaxTester is preferred
  • Troubleshooting fiber optics, electrical circuitry related to telecom industry
  • Knowledge of assembly and alignment of optical, mechanical and electrical components into sub-assemblies
  • Knowledge of telecommunication OSP
  • Diagnostics, troubleshooting and repairing network issues.
  • Bucket truck operation
  • 28’ extension ladder set-up
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract (preference for airbrakes or willingness to get airbrakes)
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on skill level and experience
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available