Date:  Sep 7, 2021

Winnipeg, MB, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Fibre/Copper 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 Fibre/Copper Repair Technician to help us get there!


Reporting to the Superintendent, the Fibre/Copper Repair Technician will be responsible to maintain, tests, troubleshoots, and complete repair ticket orders in association with the feed and distribution network. This position is based in Winnipeg. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Experience pinpointing and isolating fibre and copper troubles in the feed or distribution network
  • Experience working with live copper and fibre networks
  • 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
  • Experience chasing highspeed copper issues
  • Knowledge of section throws, bridging taps, cut-overs or line transfers
  • Placing or removal of air pressure devices
  • Knowledge of binder groups and cooper cable colour code
  • 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

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in the telecommunications, utility, or construction industry considered an asset
  • Knowledge of work area protection and safe work practices
  • Electrical Safety Awareness
  • Understanding of Bell/MTS copper and fibre plant
  • Understanding of repair tickets associated with Bell/MTS
  • Working at heights
  • 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


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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