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Date:  May 25, 2023

Winnipeg, MB, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Fiber Optic Splicer

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity? 

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 Optic Splicer to help us get there!


Reporting to the Superintendent, the Fibre Optic Splicer will be responsible for performing activities related to connecting, testing and validating the integrity of new and existing outside plant telecommunication networks. 


What You'll Do Here:

  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of infrastructure, Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) or customer builds
  • Daily updates, documentation and reporting on work completed
  • Completion of daily safety documentation with a focus on accuracy and potential hazards
  • Inspecting fiber routes and hub sites as preventative maintenance 
  • Strong attention to quality and detail
  • The ability to read and understand all types of drawings or documents to determine the fibre counts being used
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Fibre Optic splicing experience, preferably in the Bell Network 
  • In depth knowledge of OTDR testing to prove high losses and open locations with accuracy 
  • Previous experience with providing power meter results including documentation 
  • Experience using single fibre fusion sets, ribbon fibre splicing, live fibre identifiers, ribbonizing techniques
  • Proficient in fibre cable termination with connectors a variety of connector types
  • Experience with all types of fibre closures such as PLP Armadillo, PLP Dome, PLP coyote Runts and Tyco 400 or 450 series
  • The understanding of patch panels, pigtails, patch cords and splice boxes
  • Previous hands on experience with connectorizng cables or pigtails using a Corning Unicam or Opti-Snap tool
  • Experience with working in live fibre closures
  • Knowledge of work area protection and safe work practices, electrical safety awareness and fall protection
  • Familiar with working in confined spaces or manholes
  • Self-motivated with good organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Ability to communicate respectfully with employees, visitors, and customers
  • Ability to prioritize tasks multiple tasks to ensure customer due dates are met
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.