Technician – Advanced, Cable Repair, Technician – Bell Canada

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Date: Oct 26, 2018

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Req Id: 218175 

Bell is a truly Canadian company with over 138 years of success. We are defined by the passion of our team members and their belief in our company’s vast potential.

To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we’re committed to finding and developing the next generation of leaders. This means creating best-in-class career and development opportunities for our employees.

If you’re passionate, driven and find yourself seeking interesting work, new challenges and continuous learning opportunities, then we want you to join our team.

Using innovative operational theory, tools and techniques, the Field team ensures that the right technician with the right skill set arrives at our residential and business customer’s premises on time, every time. We are committed to ensure that Bell's network, products and services are of the highest standard. The Field Services team thrives on providing installation and repair services for business and residential customers using the latest technology, including Fibre, Optical Ethernet, IPVPN.

Job Title: Technician – Advanced, Cable Repair Technician, wage schedule B

Job Location: 249 First ST. Nipigon. ON

Job Status: Regular Full Time

Number of Openings: 1

Name and description of hiring department:

The Ontario Field Operations team in Bell Canada is responsible for maintaining the outside cable network providing voice and data services to customers in the consumer Bell Business markets.

Main Job Duties / Accountabilities include:

  • Repair of the aerial and underground fibre optic and/or copper network
  • Perform preventive maintenance activities
  • Work with engineering plans / MOP to determine work procedures to be followed
  • Professionally represent Bell with the public and customers
  • Communicate in a positive manner with customers and contractors

As necessary, agree to undergo a background security check to meet a customer’s clearance requirement.

Essential Qualifications / Skills:

  • Candidates who are part of the Craft and Services bargaining unit must have;
    • A college diploma in electronics or telecommunications, or equivalent work experience
  • Candidates from outside the Craft and Services bargaining unit must have:
    • A college diploma in electronics or telecommunications, or equivalent work experience
    • A minimum of a high school diploma. 
  • Fluent in English
  • Hold a valid driver’s license – Class G or G2 (
  • Possess good manual dexterity and able to work with different hand tools
  • Capable to lift and carry heavy weight
  • Capable to climb telephone poles and/or climb and carry ladders
  • Capable to kneel and bend and work in areas with restricted movement
  • Capable of differentiating coloured wires (colour code)
  • Capable to safely execute all functions/aspects of the job and meet all safety requirements associated with the work equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge in all aspects of repair and maintenance of underground, aerial and buried copper
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer software environments to perform tasks (example: looking up cable plans on G-Mobile viewer, viewing cable schematics, etc.)
  • Intermediate knowledge of outside plant specifications for buried, aerial and underground applications
  • Intermediate knowledge of splice opening and closing (i.e. lead, PLP, PSI, etc.)
  • Intermediate Knowledge of telephone network structures (conduits, strands, cables, poles, splices, etc.)
  • Intermediate knowledge of cable repair test sets tools and gas meters
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to act with a focus on customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving abilities

Working Conditions:

The candidate must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and may be called upon to work variable schedules according to business needs (schedules within a given day are prepared by the Company with due consideration to seniority), to participate in a standby program and work overtime as needed.  Available and flexible to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and statutory holidays as needed.

The technician may be required to access locations in very remote northern areas (at times requiring transportation by small aircraft, helicopter, and use of ATV, boat, and snow machines)

Note that many working conditions are subject to terms outlined in the collective agreement.

Bilingualism is an asset (English and French)

Additional Information:

Position Type: Union
Job Location: 249 First ST. Nipigon. ON
Application Deadline: 11/09/2018

Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.

Bell is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees and customers feel valued, respected, and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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