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Kent Recruitment

Fiber Optic Technician (Fort McMurray)

Canada - Calgary, Alberta
Date Published

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About you:

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About the job:

Kent is recruiting a Fiber Optic Technician within an Oil Sands Environment.

Some of the skills the candidate must possess are:

  • Must have great organizational and time management skills.
  • Splicing, testing, and troubleshooting of Fiber optic Cables
  • Experience with OTDR testing to prove high losses and open locations with accuracy
  • Capable in fibre cable termination with a variety of connector types.
  • Analyze test results and have the ability to troubleshoot and correct any faults or defects
  • Work outdoors in various conditions to place copper or fiber optic telecommunication cables
  • Good troubleshooting skills and the ability to adapt to changes in the field.
  • Knowledge of patch panels, pigtails, patch cords and splice boxes.
  • Good understanding of IP networking, RF, Microwave, WAP, 802.11, switching, routing, firewalls
  • Ability to drill, tap and mount hardware. Including cutting, fabricating and assembling steel brackets.
  • Ability to terminate/test coaxial cable (LMR400/LMR195/RG58/Heliax)
  • Ability to terminate/test data cables (CAT5/5e)


  • 5 years of splicing experience.
  • Experience programming wireless radios
  • Competency in OTDR and other testing protocol
  • Must be able to provide a clear criminal record check and a clean driver’s abstract

Working Conditions:

  • Safety sensitive position – the ability to use good judgement when completing work and reporting any safety concerns that arise – (Using Hazard assessment documents/Permits)
  • Able to lift 50lbs - This role is physically demanding and requires you to work in some tight and awkward areas for long periods of time (Fit Test will be conducted before being hired)
  • Strong Reading, Writing and Communication in English is a must.
  • Competent driving and winter driving skills– Mine driving experience an asset.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Be component and confident in operating AWPs
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