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Plant Technician

Department name: TOPS
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J0519-2931

A little about us

At Shaw, we’re proud to be leaders in a movement that brings Canadians the connectivity they need to fuel their lives. We’re making bold moves to connect Canadians and we’re always on the lookout for go-getters that are committed to disrupting the status quo. Does that sound like you? We’d love to meet you.

The role

Every day, our passionate employees connect our customers to the world and everything in it – it’s why we exist at Shaw, and it’s why we strive to be the place where the best people choose to work. Our people reflect the richness of our communities, and our culture is inclusive of each individual’s diverse background and perspective, which makes us a stronger team.

At Shaw we believe a diverse workforce fosters diversity of thought and perspective, and more diversity means more solutions. We invite all qualified individuals to apply.

Plant Technician

We have an exciting opportunity for a Plant Technician working out of our Kamloops office. Reporting to the Supervisor, Plant Operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for the construction and maintenance of our outside plant network to deliver an exceptional customer experience on a continual basis.

What We Offer
• Inclusive training that combines classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience
• Comprehensive, employer-paid benefit plan, paid vacation, and investment opportunities
• Discount on Shaw services in addition to national and regional corporate discounts
• Dedicated resources for continuous learning, and career development opportunities across Canada

Who You Are
• Maintain a valid full class-5 driver's license with annual abstract review
• Comfortable working outside year-round
• Interest in fibre cable splicing (we’ll train you if you’re willing)
• Strong manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Ability to work various shifts including evenings, out-of-town work, rotational on-call duties, weekends and statutory holidays when required
• Physically able to perform all aspects of job including working at heights, heavy lifting, and maneuvering through crawl spaces
• Customer-centric focus, and commitment to quality control excellence
• Technical acumen, with a desire to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends
• Self starter who can discover, develop and coordinate Field projects
• Always performs work with safety on top of mind and adheres to all safety requirements

What You'll Be Doing (Experience is considered an asset, but not required)
• Splice, join, connect and test fibre optic cables; Determine nature, cause and location of trouble
• Diagnose, repair and build all components of an outside coaxial/fiber optic network
• Documenting and reporting on completed Splicing work
• Operate test equipment related to the maintenance of 2-way coaxial and fiber systems including system analyzers, field strength meters, TDR and locators
• Maintain accurate system records and support documentation regarding all work orders
• Work with various internal departments to collaborate and resolve complex, customer-impacting issues in an effective and timely manner
• Various other duties as required

If you want to be part of something bigger—part of a dynamic team of people who are aligned, focused, and passionate about working together to care for our customers, then we look forward to meeting you! Join us.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check.


Other details

  • This position requires the successful completion of a criminal (and credit) background check.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.