Start.ca is currently looking for a full-time Fibre Optic Splicer to join our growing team. As a Fibre Optic Splicer, you will be responsible for the delivery of fibre projects by completing fiber optic splicing at splice closures in the field, patch panels and fiber equipment racks within the Start.ca Data Centre or at Optical Line Termination (OLT) locations.
The Fibre Optic Splicer plans and executes the fiber splicing work by correctly reading and interpreting fiber optic plans, splice drawings, and technical specifications, and ensures quality and timely deliveries of fibre services to residential and business customers. Along with the responsibilities and requirements specific to this role, employees are 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:
Reviewing and interpret fiber optic plans and splice package drawings, and complete work within assigned timeframes.
Prep and splice fiber optic backbone and distribution cables which could include:
Butt splicing and mid-span FOSC’s.
Splicing in splitters.
Splicing distribution and backbone cables into fibre patch panels and ODF’s.
Splicing riser cables in condo/apartment buildings or large office buildings.
Read, follow, and verify splice drawings, making notes of any changes.
Complete and return “as-built” splice records to the office or input as-builts directly to electronic data base at time of splicing.
Complete end-to-end OTDR and power meter light source testing.
Complete cross connects for the GPON and “Active E” circuits at the OLT cabinets.
Build and configure new OLT cabinets.
Conduct routine maintenance on the OLT cabinets and equipment which could include:
Installing and changing new/failed line cards.
Perform emergency restoration of any broken or damaged fiber cables with the network.
Safely 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 are 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.).
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.
Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
Repetitive motions for prolonged lengths of time may be required.
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!