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Outside Plant Fiber Technician

Outside Plant Fiber Technician

Tridon Communications – Edmonton


Tridon Communications is currently seeking Outside Plant Fiber Technician to add to our growing Cabling Team in Edmonton, AB.


About the Job:

OSP technician is responsible for the assembly, install, repair, and maintenance of telecommunications OSP cabling systems and fiber optic backbone. OSP Cabling will consist of cabling for feeds to commercial buildings, industrial applications, and residential subdivisions. Fiber optic, Coax and Copper installation and maintenance includes but is not limited to installation of cable inside buildings and in an outside plant environment. Installing field connectors, splicing cables using a fusion splicer, and testing utilizing OTDR and Power Meters.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Read, interpret, and maintain drawings and specifications
  • Install OSP cable components. (Coax, Copper, Fiber Optic)
  • Installation and testing of communication circuits via available communications cabling network
  • Service, installation and repair of Coax, copper and Fiber Optic OSP infrastructure
  • Service, maintenance, and troubleshooting on commercial and/or industrial communication circuits and/or cabling networks
  • Repair, replace faulty components if necessary
  • Repair and adjust conduits, splice connections, fittings, and couplings.
  • Able to read and interpret telecommunication drawings and specifications
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of assigned apprentices and new workers
  • Represent the company face to face with the customer directly requesting the work when needed
  • Good customer service skills
  • Interpret company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Must Haves:

  • High School diploma, or a GED equivalent qualification from a certified college.
  • Postsecondary education is an asset. Diploma in a related field preferred.
  • A suitable combination of relevant education and experience will be considered
  • TE Connectivity certification training is an asset.
  • Vendor specific training is preferred, Belden, Commscope Systimax certification , Corning
  • Valid Class 5 Operator’s License or equivalent
  • Clean Driver’s Abstract (5-years)
  • Ability to pass pre-access drug and alcohol testing on a regular and frequent basis for access to site
  • Be able to provide a criminal record check
  • Excellent understanding of networking requirements, telecommunication codes, wiring standards, and regulations applicable to the telecommunications industry
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Knowledge of hand and power tools, test equipment and design/fabrication techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable telecommunication codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Electrical Wiring codes and best practices

Ideal Skills:

  • Team-oriented
  • Strong time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Ability to grasp new techniques, and deal with rapidly changing events
  • Ability to work safely in hazardous environments with knowledge and understanding of occupational hazards and safe work requirements (OH&S)

Physical Demands

OSP Technician must be able to spend the majority of the day sitting, walking, and/or standing. They may be required to stoop, bend, kneel and squat for extended periods of time. They also may be required to carry equipment weighing up to 50lbs for short distances.



Tridon Communications is a full solution Telecom Systems Integrator with CSA certification and licensed by APEGA. Our Engineering, Radio Communications, Data Communications, Security, Mobility, and Tower Divisions collaborate with customers to build custom solutions for their wireless communication needs. We have been supplying wireless communication products and services to Alberta industry since 1981. We operate seven service shops in Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Edson, Hinton, Calgary, Saskatoon & Terrace British Columbia.


Why You Should Work For TRIDON:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Company paid benefits
  • Company 2.5% RRSP Matching
  • Additional paid days off for Years of Service
  • On the job training
  • Manufacturer provided training
  • Opportunity to advance and grow within a rapidly growing Company


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