Fibre Optic Splicer - Trainee (Halifax, NS)

Fibre Optic Splicer - Trainee (Halifax, NS)

Halifax, NS

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications and technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking  Fibre Optic Splicing Trainees to join our operations in Halifax and Area in Nova Scotia for permanent, full-time positions. Fibre 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: 
  • 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: 
  • No experience is required - VistaCare will provide paid training for the group of trainees.
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and 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);
  • Group Life Insurance;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP);
  • Employee Referral Program;
  • Free on-site parking at head office;
  • Company discounts;
  • Paid work travel/Accommodations and Per Diem;
  • Paid training;
  • Company-Matched RRSP.