Location: London, ON
Start.ca is looking to add a talented Fibre Optic Splicer to join our Fibre team. The Fibre Optic Splicer is responsible for the delivery of fibre projects with varying degrees of complexity and for providing all facets of fibre support related to connecting, testing, and validating the integrity of new and existing outside plant telecommunication networks to meet CRTC guidelines. The Fibre Optic Splicer plans and installs network infrastructure by work orders, plans, drawings, and technical specifications and ensures quality and timely deliveries of fibre services to customers. Along with the responsibilities and requirements specific to this role, you are also expected to abide by and encourage Start’s Code of Conduct, helping to strengthen our trusting and positive work environment.
What you’ll be doing:
Take direction from the Fibre Optics Engineer when reviewing engineered plans and blueprints and complete work within assigned timeframes, providing detailed reports of splicing activity.
Prep and splice backbone and distribution cables which could include:
o Butt splicing and mid-span FOSC’s.
o Splicing in splitters.
o Splicing distribution and backbone cables into fibre patch panels and ODF’s.
Read, follow, and verify splice drawings, making notes of any changes.
Complete end to end OTDR and power meter light source testing.
Complete cross connects for the PON and active E circuits at the OLT cabinets.
Build and configure new OLT cabinets.
Pull fibre into the OLT cabinets and data centre meet-me-room.
Conduct routine maintenance on the OLT cabinets and equipment which could include:
o Installing and changing new/failed line cards.
o Filter changes.
o Battery maintenance.
o Installing SFP’s.
Complete service installations to the standards set out by Start.ca.
Ensure all cables remain organized and labelled both on-site and in storage.
Notify management about equipment maintenance and inventory levels.
Perform emergency restoration of any broken or damaged fibers with the network.
Drive company vans and splicer trucks.
Maintain a safe work environment by following all required Federal and company guidelines, codes, standards, and legal requirements that may be applicable.
Other appropriate responsibilities relevant to the role today and the role as it may evolve.
What we’re looking for:
4+ years of fibre optic splicing experience (mechanical connectors and fusion splices required) within the telecommunications industry.
Post-secondary education in a related field or technical training (i.e. CFOT).
Experience with live fibre cut overs.
Experience using fibre optic troubleshooting tools (i.e. OTDR, Mass Fusion Splicing, etc.).
Experience working around and with DC power.
Knowledge of fiber optic cabling and physical infrastructure and comfortable with optical line terminals (OLT).
Knowledge of network technology, maintenance practices and procedures, coupled with strong knowledge of fiber optic “outside plant”.
Able to read and interpret all types of fiber optic drawings, splice packages, and/or documents.
Able to identify problems and situations, take appropriate action, implement solutions or escalate as required.
Self-disciplined, motivated, and organized.
Exceptional customer service skills and passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience.
Available and willing to be on-call for emergency restorations.
Valid G level driver’s license and able to provide a driver’s abstract to meet CVOR requirements.
Health and Safety certifications in Working at Heights, Book 7 - Work Area Protection, First Aid, and WHMIS an asset (note that all certifications are required for this position, but would be provided as part of training).
Able to safely lift and carry items weighing 70lbs or more.
Able to safely maneuver, set up, and use a 30ft extension ladder.
Comfortable working at heights and in confined spaces.
Repetitive motions for prolonged lengths of time may be required.
Comfortable working with strong smelling odors such as cleaners and solvents (i.e. Alcohol 99%, Degreaser).
Some digging and trenching may be required.
Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
What we offer:
We live by our core values: Friendly, Smart, Honest, Reliable, Forward and Involved.
A dynamic, reputable, and FUN company culture. It’s what brings our employees here and keeps them here :)
Career advancement opportunities and continuous professional development
Pay per performance compensation philosophy
Group Retirement Savings Plan with company matching
Comprehensive flex option health benefits, including dental and life insurance
Diversity is important to us, and we believe our differences make us a better company. Our differences help us to be innovative, with new attitudes, new processes, and new solutions to difficult problems. We respect our differences and this respect is shared throughout our culture.
We know that applying to a new role takes a lot of work and we truly value your time. We’re looking forward to reading your application!