Cable Plant Maintenance Technician – Thompson (Relocation Bonus Available)

Small town living is special: you know your neighbors, you have space to live, clean air to breathe, and you feel safe. But living in a small town shouldn’t mean settling for slow internet. CommStream brings big city internet in a small town way – reliable service, great value, and personal. Are you interested in helping Manitobans get connected? You can help people become more connected than ever with CommStream and Valley Fiber Ltd.

We are looking for a full-time Cable Plant Maintenance Technician to join our team at CommStream. This position reports to the Director of Coax Services.

What You’ll Do:
– Troubleshoot cable TV and internet issues in cable plant infrastructure and replace or repair any faulty equipment found in the plant
– Ability to drive long distances for work related tasks as needed
– Ability to work from heights and climb extension ladders to access equipment
– Design and build plant extensions
– Operate underground cable locate detection equipment
– Perform cable radiofrequency leakage detection
– Do system integrity sweeps to locate system problems
– Operate numerous pieces of test equipment for diagnosing problems
– Wireless work and tower work assistance on an as needed basis
– Other duties as assigned

What You Bring:
– Willing to relocate to Thompson, MB is a requirement of this role
– Prior experience in the telecommunications industry is required (Westman,
Rogers, Shaw, etc)
– Valid Class 5 driver’s license is required (class 5A preferred)
– Previous experience in a troubleshooting role is required
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Basic computer competency is required
– Basic electronic/electrical knowledge is an asset
– Self-motivated and able to complete tasks with little to no supervision
– Experience working in a team environment
– Ability to pay significant attention to detail
– Ability to troubleshoot effectively
– Problem solving skills

Working Conditions:
– Ability to physically lift up to 50 lbs as required
– Working and driving outdoor in all weather conditions
– Ability to work on-call is required (weekends & holidays)
– Ability to walk in rough terrain in order to access infrastructure is required

We thank all those who apply, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Please submit your resume to hr@valleyfiber.ca.

Valley Fiber does not discriminate against individuals who have a disability or based on their culture, nationality, ethnicity, gender, or religion. Valley Fiber strongly encourages individuals from minority-groups to apply and is willing to reasonably accommodate where possible.