Central Office Technician

Inuvik, NT
NA, Inuvik, Canada (Northwest Territories)
Full time
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Northwestel is seeking a Central Office Technician to join the Technical team in Inuvik! As a Central Office Technician, you will be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of our network and equipment in various locations throughout the area.

Employment Equity

Northwestel values diversity in the workplace and is committed to the goals of Employment Equity. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and as a Northern company, we are committed to the employment and career development of our Indigenous peoples. Candidates must clearly indicate on their application if they are an Indigenous person, a woman, a person with a disability, or a visible minority if they wish to receive hiring preference.

Specific Accountabilities

  • Maintain multiplexing, VF and associated equipment including but not limited to Optera, Newbridge and Tellabs 1000 systems.
  • Maintain Class 4/5 switch.
  • Perform daily work orders & trouble tickets.
  • Plans and organizes all work to the Company’s specifications, which may involve co- ordinating work with other Company employees and customer contacts.
  • Performs circuit order and work order activity as required
  • Maintains data circuits and associated equipment
  • Maintains DC power plant and associated equipment
  • Perform all duties in accordance with Company, industry and legal safety requirements.
  • Contribute individually or as part of a team to continuous improvement in the delivery of your product or service to internal and/or external customers.
  • Maintain or produce accurate records, files, reports and applicable databases as required.
  • Active participation in your personal education and development.
  • Protect the Company's assets & adhere to Change Management Guidelines. 13)Occasionally required to work in other locations.

Knowledge & Skills Required

  •  Journeyman Technician/Graduate of a two (2) year communication electronic program at a recognized Technical Institute or accumulated direct working experience equivalent considered (DOE).
  • 2-year direct Central Office experience is required.
  • GTD5 experience/knowledge would be an asset.
  • Linux/Unix, Shell and DOS knowledge/experience an asset.
  • Installation background & experience a definite asset. 
  •  Ability to work effectively without direct supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team with a broad range of duties.
  • Possess valid driver’s license (Minimum class 5).
  • Must be physically capable of performing all duties & tasks.
  • Must be willing to work outside in all weather conditions.
  • Overnight travel or work may be required occasionally
  • As part of the recruitment process for this position, candidates may be required to take pre-employment tests and/or complete work simulation exercise to assess job fit.

As a safety conscious COR™ Certified organization, we have an established and comprehensive safety program.  We expect all employees to participate in our organizational health and safety programs, adhering to all safe work procedures focused on continuous improvement.

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