Line Technician / Lineman (Sudbury, ON)

Line Technician / Lineman (Sudbury, ON)

Sudbury, ON

VistaCare Communications is a leading telecommunications solutions provider for a wide range of businesses and organizations. We are currently seeking entry level and experienced and motivated Line Technicians to join our telecommunication construction operations in Sudbury, Ontario for permanent, stable, full-time positions. A Line Technician is involved in all facets of outside plant construction including Fibre Optics, Copper and RF Coax.The selected candidates will be provided with paid training and skills development and the opportunity to advance or further their skillsets within the Fibre Optics market.

What makes an ideal candidate? The chosen candidate will have a good technical foundation of knowledge and enjoy working with their hands in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Candidates must be prepared to work primarily outdoors, or on remote work sites and must not be afraid of heights.

Successful candidates who are motivated to excel can expect to progress quickly, with opportunities for advancement. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Adhere to all company safety policies and procedures
  • Operate vehicle-mounted aerial device equipment – experience with cable placers is an asset
  • Placement of stands and cable – use of all tools and equipment necessary to complete work
  • Load and unload equipment and cable trailers
  • Outside Plant (OSP) line construction with coax, strand, copper and fibre cables
  • Perform testing and troubleshooting, if required
  • MUST be able to fully operate the Line Truck
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)
  • Self-disciplined, motivated, organized, and a team player
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines and repetitive tasks
Experience Required: 
  • 1+ years of Line Technician / Lineman related experience in a telecommunications environment
  • 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 (preference given to Class 3 and above - Class 3 with airbrakes an asset)
  •            * May be required to obtain Class 3 with airbrakes
  • Willingness to work overtime, weekends, or on emergency call outs as required
  • Ability to travel throughout the province as required
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a criminal record check
Compensation and Benefits: 
  • Competitive compensation depending on previous experience
  • 50% employer paid comprehensive group benefits (health, dental, vision, insurance)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Employer-match RRSP group plan
  • WorkPerks with Venngo and other corporate discounts available