Line Technician (PEI)

Line Technician (PEI)

Various PEI locations

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking experienced and motivated Line Technicians to join our telecommunication construction operations on Prince Edward Island for permanent, full-time positions. A Line Technician is involved in all facets of outside plant construction including Fibre Optics, Copper and RF Coax.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Operate vehicle-mounted aerial device equipment
  • Operate cable lashing machines and other lineman equipment
  • Load and unload equipment and cable trailers
  • Outside Plant (OSP) line construction with coax, copper and fibre cables
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting if required
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and procedures
Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Strong manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, confined spaces, isolation
  • Ability to work construction 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)
Experience Required: 
  • Line Technician related experience is an asset
  • Technical training or lineman training/certification considered an asset
  • Preference given to candidates with telecommunication ( telecom ) experience in outside plant construction (OSP) and FTTx projects
Additional Requirements: 
  • Valid driver’s license (airbrakes an asset)

           * May be required to obtain airbrakes if not already in possession

  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation 
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)