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Coax Technician 4 in Toronto at NX UTILITIES

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Coax Splicing Technician 4 establishes communications systems by installing, operating, and maintaining voice and data telecommunications network circuits and equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare installation diagrams
  • Ability to splice active and passive devices
  • Plan network splicing by studying customer orders, plans manuals and technical specifications
  • Troubleshoot network for noise and ingress
  • Rough balance amplifier and set node outputs as well as node optimization
  • Utilizing optical test equipment such as OTDR, Fiber Identifier and Fiber Scope
  • Operate and utilize meter to sweep and balance the network
  • Operate and analyze spectrum analyzer/troubleshoot
  • Orders and gathers equipment, supplies, materials and tools, assessing installation site
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock and verifying receipt
  • Maintain customer rapport by listening to and resolving concerns as well as answering questions
  • Maintain safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. certificate plus 4 years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • 1-2 years of telecommunication construction experience; cable experience preferred
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot design plans as needed to support project
  • Ability to read and understand maps, drawings and diagrams for project build process

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to utilize MS Excel or equivalent to document and retrieve splice information
  • Proven knowledge and training on use of Sweep equipment

 Soft Skills:

  • Highly organized and detail orientated
  • Ability to detect errors, determine causes, and make corrections as appropriate
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to comprehend, process and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • Individuals must have a valid driver’s license and driving record meeting the company policy conditions
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to climb and work at elevations (e. g. from ladders, poles, lift trucks) exceeding 18 feet
  • Ability to work in confined spaces (e. g. attics, crawl spaces, utility holes)