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Field Communications Technician - Inside Plant (Vanderhoof, BC)

Location: 

Vanderhoof, British Columbia, CA

Req ID:  29222
Jobs by Category:  Technicians
Job Function:  Technicians
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular

 

Create awesome experiences for our customers!

 

Who we are: Mascon

 

Mascon, based in Salmon Arm, has been a cable operator since 1983. A family-run business from the start, Mascon maintains its local roots with strong community involvement. We joined the TELUS team in January, 2017 and continue to operate and sell internet and TV over our cable network in 14+ communities throughout B.C.

 

Our team and what we’ll accomplish together

 

We are a highly diverse team providing the ultimate in leading-edge fiber and hybrid fiber coax connectivity throughout our rural systems in beautiful Northern British Columbia. Our technicians really do get to do everything. From Docsis 3.1, to fiber our Technicians are hands-on with the latest and greatest technology all aimed directly at putting our customers first.

 

What you’ll do

 

You will collaborate with our small team of technicians and leaders on a daily basis to carry out five integral roles:

 

  • Acquire Combine and Distribute various signals including Satellite, OTA and IP Based
  • Prepare High Speed internet, Television and Voice Services for distribution to customers.
  • Analyze and repair existing Internet/TV/VOIP service challenges
  • Discover new Internet/TV/VOIP service issues and create solutions before problems can become customer impacting
  • Support Outside Plant Teams and Tier 2 with technology change and integration 

 

 

**Travel will be a requirement for this position which will include driving to various job sites in the region. In some cases, you might be close enough to home that you can drive back at the end of the day. In some cases, you may be required overnight stay and will be provided advance notice**

 

 

Qualifications

 

What you bring

 

  • Unparalleled interpersonal communication skills - can provide technology education for team members with varied comprehension levels
  • Must have technical proficiency and familiarity with electronics: computers, network devices, CATV mainline equipment Knowledge of network technology, architecture and elements, and their inter-workings
  • Ability to manage physically demanding work (in all weather) and working aloft, in accordance with Worksafe policies
  • Demonstrated effective decision-making skills while under limited supervision
  • Must maintain a high level of performance under pressure of time constraints
  • Ability to handle favourable/unfavourable customer interactions in fluent English with excellent communication skills
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver's license (driver's abstract will be required)
  • Must have a minimum Grade 12 education (with preference for two-year college diploma in technology/electronics) 
  • Ability to travel for work, potential overnight and on-call availability

 

Great-to-haves

 

  • Experience in any of the following areas would be an asset
  • Installation and repair of coaxial cable and related equipment (STB's/Modems/EMTA’s)
  • Installation of phone and/or alarm systems and wiring
  • Fiber splicing (mechanical or fusion)
  • Familiarity with inside and outside plant facilities (including basic Head end functions)

 

 

A bit about us

We’re a people-first, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability—your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here.

The health and safety of our team, customers and communities is paramount to TELUS. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Technicians

Our team is all about making a connection with our customers and within our communities.

We are honoured to be recognized

1.4M
Days volunteered in our communities.

3,300 +
Field service and support team members

1.5 to 4
Months of intensive training for new technicians and an award-winning certification program for career progression

Accessibility

TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.