VistaCare Communications Telecommunication Cable Technician Full Time in Dartmouth, NS

VistaCare Communications

Branch Dartmouth NS CA

Telecommunication Cable Technician
Dartmouth, NS

Completion of secondary school is required. A combination of over three years work experience in the trade and some industry- related or other specialized…

VistaCare Communications is a leading technology solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking experienced and motivated Telecommunications Cable Technician to join our National operations in Dartmouth, NS for permanent, full-time positions.

Telecommunications Cabling Technicians are involved in all facets of maintaining a cable system such as through installing, repairing, programming, and upgrading cable infrastructure.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Install, remove, maintain and repair aerial and underground telephone and other telecommunication transmission and distribution lines, cables and associated hardware
  • Install (but do not repair or maintain) cable television lines and cables
  • Splice and repair various types and sizes of telephone and other telecommunication cables including single line, coaxial and fibre optic
  • Inspect and test telecommunication transmission lines and cables for transmission characteristics and to locate faults
  • Analyze and record test results
  • Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures or work in confined spaces such as trenches, tunnels and crawl spaces
  • Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments
  • Assist in the erection and removal of telecommunication poles, towers and associated support structures
  • May operate excavation machinery and other heavy equipment.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to test, analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve complex issues
  • Ability to manage workload and to ensure jobs are completed on time and on budget
  • Job planning skills according to desired timelines, including the dissection of blueprints
  • 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 and/or tooling.
  • Self-disciplined, motivated and organized
  • Knowledge of fibre optics and fibre optic splicing extremely beneficial

Experience Required:

  • Preference will be given to those with fibre optic splicing experience
  • Supervisory or team lead experience is considered an asset
  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a four-year telecommunications line and cable apprenticeship program
    A combination of over three years work experience in the trade and some industry- related or other specialized courses
    Completion of a two-year college program in electronics is usually required.
  • Trade certification for network cabling specialists is available, but voluntary, in Ontario.

Additional Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Willingness to travel would be beneficial as travel options may arise for future projects
  • 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

If you think you’re the perfect fit for our team, please apply now!

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Dartmouth, NS, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-23
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