Fibre Splicing Technician- Calgary, AB

Fibre Splicing Technician- Calgary, AB

Calgary, AB

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications and technology provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Fibre Splicer Technician. This is a permanent, full-time position based in Calgary, AB. Fiber Optic Splicing 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: 
  • Proficient in 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: 
  • 2+ years Fibre 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
  • 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 DZ), with reasonable driver abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Willingness to travel is required (all travel paid for by VistaCare)
  • 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)