Fibre Optic Splicer - Aerial Splicing (Prince Edward Island)

Fibre Optic Splicer - Aerial Splicing (Prince Edward Island)

Charlottetown, PE

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications and technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking experienced and motivated Fibre Optic Splicing Technicians to join our operations in Prince Edward Island for permanent, full-time positions. Fiber Optic Technicians are involved in all facets of fiber splicing including cable preparation, termination, fusion-splicing, testing and troubleshooting.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of fibre sites and links;
  • Documenting and reporting on completed telecommunication work;
  • Maintaining project and telecom safety documentation;
  • Inspecting fiber routes and hub sites as preventative maintenance;
  • Ensuring all attended sites are clearly labelled;
  • Locating faults and mobilizing resources within minimal time to counter fault;
  • Reviewing engineered plans and blueprints.
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Fibre cable termination with connectors;
  • Well versed in fusion splicing machine technique;
  • Strong manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination;
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation;
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding atmosphere including, but is not limited to: carry, raise and climb a ladder, carry, lift and handle heavy equipment (manhole covers, cable reels);
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized.
Experience Required: 
  • Experience in Aerial Fibre Splicing is considered an asset;
  • 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;
  • Engineering experience considered an asset;
  • Preference given to those with additional experience or FTTX / FTTH project experience.
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license (preference given to Class 3 /Airbrakes and above), reasonable driver abstract;
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required;
  • Willingness to travel as necessary;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check.
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)
  • Company RRSP Plan