Technician - Advanced, Cable Repair Technician

Date: Mar 13, 2019

Location: Marathon, ON, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 232174 


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

Bell’s Field Services team is proud to be the face of the Bell brand, performing the best installation and repair services and maintaining Bell’s network for our residential and business customers.



Name and description of hiring department:

The Ontario Field Operations team in Bell Canada is responsible for maintaining the outside cable network providing voice and data services to customers in the consumer Bell Business markets.


Main Job Duties / Accountabilities include:

  • Repair of the aerial and underground fibre optic and/or copper network
  • Perform preventive maintenance activities
  • Work with engineering plans / MOP to determine work procedures to be followed
  • Professionally represent Bell with the public and customers
  • Communicate in a positive manner with customers and contractors


As necessary, agree to undergo a background security check to meet a customer’s clearance requirement.


Essential Qualifications / Skills:

  • Candidates who are part of the Craft and Services bargaining unit must have:
    • A college diploma in electronics or telecommunications, or equivalent work experience
  • Candidates from outside the Craft and Services bargaining unit must have:
    • A college diploma in electronics or telecommunications, or equivalent work experience
    • A minimum of a high school diploma
  • Fluent in English
  • Hold a valid driver’s license - Class G or G2 (Ontario)
  • Possess good manual dexterity and able to work with different hand tools
  • Capable to lift and carry heavy weight
  • Capable to climb telephone poles and/or climb and carry ladders
  • Capable to kneel and bend and work in areas with restricted movement
  • Capable of differentiating coloured wires (colour code)
  • Capable to safely execute all functions/aspects of the job and meet all safety requirements associated with the work equipment
  • Intermediate knowledge in all aspects of repair and maintenance of underground, aerial and buried copper
  • Intermediate knowledge of computer software environments to perform tasks (example: looking up cable plans on G-Mobile viewer, viewing cable schematics, etc.)
  • Intermediate knowledge of outside plant specifications for buried, aerial and underground applications
  • Intermediate knowledge of splice opening and closing (i.e. lead, PLP, PSI, etc.)
  • Intermediate Knowledge of telephone network structures (conduits, strands, cables, poles, splices, etc.)
  • Intermediate knowledge of cable repair test sets tools and gas meters
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Ability to act with a focus on customer satisfaction
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal supervision
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving abilities


Working Conditions:

  • The candidate must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and may be called upon to work variable schedules according to business needs (schedules within a given day are prepared by the Company with due consideration to seniority), to participate in a standby program and work overtime as needed.  Available and flexible to work days, evenings, nights, weekends, and statutory holidays as needed.
  • The technician may be required to access locations in very remote northern areas (at times requiring transportation by small aircraft, helicopter, and use of ATV, boat, and snow machines)
  • Job location: 6 Penincula Road, Marathon, ON.
  • Job status: Regular - Full Time


Note that many working conditions are subject to terms outlined in the collective agreement.


Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Union 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time
Job Location: Canada : Ontario : Marathon 
Application Deadline: 03/27/2019 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at .


Created: CanadaON, Marathon

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