Date:  Feb 22, 2021

Winnipeg, MB, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Cable Repair Technician

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



Position Overview
Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for Cable Repair Technician to help us get there!
Reporting to the Superintendent, the Cable Repair Technician will be responsible to maintain, tests, troubleshoots, and complete repair ticket orders in association with the feed and distribution network.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of infrastructure, Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) or customer builds
  • Expertise in isolating fibre and copper troubles in the feed or distribution network
  • Retrofitting of various types of aerial, underground or buried closures
  • Adding new cables into existing splices
  • Transferring cable pairs (Including special circuits)
  • Opening and accessing lead sleeve closures
  • Splicing various types of terminals such as pole mount, wall mount, buried or building
  • Hands on experience with HDSL, LD1 and load coils in an active network
  • Placing or removal of air pressure devices
  • Transferring and moving of working miscellaneous network devices
  • Copper splicing from with colour coded PIC cable as large as 3600 pair
  • Knowledge of electrical protection requirements, including bonding and grounding
  • The installation of various industry splice closures such as PLP, cold-n-close and aerial SLIC Terminals
  • Placing or removing drop wires or NEZ wire
  • Testing and verifying copper pairs with multiple test sets to identify troubles and confirm continuity or troubles such as grounds, sort circuits, or opens
  • Experience splicing in the following environments:
    • Aerial 
    • Buried
    • Building or phone rooms
    • Underground 

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the telecommunications, utility, construction, or maintenance 
  • Knowledge of work area protection and safe work practices
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Working knowledge of Bell/MTS copper and fibre plant
  • Understanding of repair tickets associated with Bell/MTS
  • Working at heights
  • Familiar with working in confined spaces or manholes
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule such as nights when required to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with others as a team
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate respectfully with employees, visitors, and customers
  • Ability to prioritize tasks multiple tasks to ensure customer due dates are met
  • Valid class G driver’s license
  • Experience working in a live copper and fibre network
  • Experience chasing highspeed copper issues
  • Experience managing section throws, bridging of cable, cut-overs or line transfers
  • Understanding of a 3M APIC machine


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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