Fibre/Copper Cable Technician (Atlantic Canada)

Fibre/Copper Cable Technician (Atlantic Canada)

Atlantic Canada

VistaCare Communications is a leading technology solutions provider currently seeking experienced and motivated Fibre/Copper Splicers to join our International operations, with current openings in Halifax (HRM) - PEI and Cape Breton. Fibre/Copper Splicers are involved in all facets of splicing including cable preparation, termination, fusion-splicing, testing and troubleshooting. 

VistaCare Communications is an equal opportunity employer, welcoming applications from people with disabilities. Any applicant who may require accommodations are encouraged to discuss this with their recruiter.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Splice various types and sizes of copper cable
  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of fibre sites and links
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots basic technical problems or issues
  • Inspecting fiber routes and hub sites as preventative maintenance
  • Reviews, interprets and works with various maps, drawings and blueprints and testing documents
  • Make splicing rearrangements on existing facilities in buried, underground, aerial and building work locations
  • Ensuring all attended sites are clearly labelled
  • Locating faults and mobilizing resources within minimal time to counter fault
  • Reviewing engineered plans and blueprints
  • Load coils, repeaters, pressurization, cable throws and troubleshooting
  • Provides quality construction service surrounding the Company values
  • Documents the work process by submitting daily reports of completed work and required safety paperwork
  • Maintains continuing construction and layout guides to ensure work quality control
  • Ensures the timely completion of work and the adherence to quality guidelines
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
  • The ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation, and at heights
  • The ability to work in a physically demanding atmosphere that includes, but is not limited to: carrying, raising and climb a ladder; carrying, lifting and handling heavy equipment (manhole covers, cable reels)
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized individual
Experience Required: 
  • Familiarity with the tools, equipment and techniques of the trade2+ years Fibre Optic splicing experience
  • Technical training considered an asset
  • Previous telecommunications experience and testing for improved experience
  • Experience using FO troubleshooting tools (i.e. OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.)
  • Experience with electrical or working around power
  • Preference given to those with additional experience or FTTX / FTTH project experience
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license (preference given to Class 3 and above), reasonable driver abstract
  • Ability to pass provincial and federal security clearances
  •  Travel throughout NB & PEI is a requirement
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, on emergency call outs, and travel as required
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation based on experience and skill level
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • Paid travel and accommodation, including meal allowance as needed
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available