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Fiber Cable Placing Technician

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Date Posted:
Job ID: R18641
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

You are an experienced Cable Placer with Telecommunications experience who is responsible for the daily planning and execution of aerial and underground construction. You will be working from person-lifts and bucket trucks where you ensure that fiber cable is properly installed and secured to engineering specifications and industry standards. Your developed ability to provide guidance to the other members on your immediate team, will help you achieve construction goals while simultaneously meeting the essential Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.

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We are committed to the long-term success and wellbeing of our employees. Benefits are provided by CLAC which include items such as health, dental, vision plans, life and disability coverages, comprehensive retirement plans, family support benefits, mental health and wellness resources, and more.

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Safely operate bucket trucks and/or other types of person-lifts 
  • Working in manholes and installing telecom cables
  • Pulling and Placing of telecommunication cables which include coax, copper, and fiber on both underground and aerial infrastructure.
  • Ensuring and installing telecommunication vaults and pedestals
  • Adding and removing Steel strand, hydro poles, cables, and wire
  • Reading prints and updating them based on progress, changes, and other findings
  • Drive large vehicles and equipment such as bucket trucks, flat decks, and reel trailers in tight and narrow areas and easement locations
  • Climb hydro & telecom poles while using spurs and a climbing belt, and ladders w/ harness
  • Install strand and applicable hardware 
  • Properly set span up for cable placement with the use of cable rollers 
  • Utilize standard telecommunications tools 
  • Set up and utilize single or double lashing tool 
  • Set up and operate cable pulling equipment 
  • Maintenance of driving logs
  • Organizing and keeping a vehicle clean
  • Inspecting vehicles on a daily basis
  • Track and communicate daily production and materials 
  • Oversee and coordinate logistics and crew assignments 
  • Train and lead new workers on day to day work practices and procedures 


  • 3+ years of experience directly related experience, working as an Aerial/underground Cable Placer/Puller
  • Ability to climb utility poles using climbing spikes and rigging, and experience operating and performing work in a bucket truck and/or other types of person-lifts 
  • Combination of work experience and/or technical training in an industry-related trade certification or education program 
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental protection practices and procedures as they apply to related construction processes 
  • Proficient in new build and pole transfers; knowledge in building strand, lashing, pole transfers & grounding 
  • Solid understanding of current construction practices and proficient knowledge of construction documents 
  • Proven ability to guide safe work practices in a high-pressure environment while maintaining project quality, schedule, and budget 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate with multiple project stakeholders, interpret stakeholders’ needs, and identify solutions 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Experience working with little supervision, while adding to a safe and positive team environment is a must; follows safety policies and procedures and wears the required personal protective equipment required for the job 
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, appropriate to the requirements of the vehicle being driven, and a clear driver’s abstract 
  • Ability to travel as much as required 

Working Conditions:

  • Able to meet the physical requirements of the position which involves sitting, standing, bending, climbing, lifting (up to 45 pounds), and in all types of weather conditions (rain, snow, heat etc.)
  • Benefits provided by CLAC

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Technical Services (LTS) designs, builds, and maintains wireline or wireless networks that span North America and beyond. We are a proven leader and innovator in telecommunications network construction, maintenance, and service installation and repair. 

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Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. We are committed to continuing to build on our culture of empowerment, inclusion and belonging.  

Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page.

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