Labourer (Ontario)

Labourer (Ontario)


VC Underground, a subsidiary of VistaCare Communications, is currently seeking experienced and motivated Labourers to join our Outside Plant (OSP) Operations in Dryden, ON. Labourers are involved in all facets of outside plant construction of fibre optics and general labourer duties.

Depending on the location of the applicant, rotational travel to Dryden, ON may be required.

VistaCare Underground 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: 
  • Load and unload materials, equipment, cable trailers and move materials in work areas
  • Pull fibre through conduit to pedestals
  • Install/Replace pedestals and cabinets
  • Operate vehicle-mounted aerial device equipment
  • Operate cable lashing machines and other lineman equipment
  • Outside Plant (OSP) line construction with coax, copper and fibre cables
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting if required
  • Direct traffic and carry out other traffic management activities as needed
  • Maintain tools and equipment as per manufacturer’s specifications
  • Excavation by hand where necessary
  • Maintain clean and safe work sites; remove debris and trash at construction sites
  • Load and unload materials and equipment
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager or crew leader
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Ability to read fibre maps and pull cables into place as required
  • Strong manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation
  • Ability to work in a physically demanding atmosphere, must be able to lift and carry 50lbs+
  • Self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks
Experience Required: 
  • Related experience (i.e. Labourer, Lineman / Line Technician, Construction, etc.)
  • Experience with fibre optics considered a major asset
  • Knowledge of handling requirements of fibre optics would be an asset
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Travel as required
  • 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)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available