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Central Office Technician

Knowledge of Telecommunications, transport, and digital switching technology Knowledge of Central Office equipment

Prince Rupert
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General Summary:

Oversees all Central office and remote office telecommunication network such as DWDM transport system, router/switching unit, radio, and microwave system. Install, maintain, and support copper, coax, ethernet and fiber optics cable system. Acceptance testing of new central office equipment, including circuits and firmware upgrades. Ensuring that all central office equipment’s are properly connected and maintained. Regular inspection of main electrical system (AC/DC), batteries and generators, UPS, inverters, cabling, and other types of wiring. Conducts traffic studies, reviews equipment trouble records, prepares specifications for new equipment, and makes periodic maintenance and progress reports for CityWest senior management.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Perform installation, maintenance, and repairs of central office equipment.
  • Acceptance testing, activation, and deactivation of new central office equipment
  • Manage racks, wiring and cabling in central office, contracted collocate area telecommunication rooms and equipment stations.
  • Perform inspection and maintenance of central office heating, cooling, and power requirements on regular basis.
  • Identify equipment problems in a timely manner and recommends areas for improvement.
  • Ensures upgrades and changes are completed in a manner with least negative impact service.
  • Collects data and prepares traffic studies and cost separations and submits required regulatory reports.
  • Maintain documentations for installations, maintenance, repairs, and inspections.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by management.
  • Comply with health, safety, and environmental policies.
  • Develop positive working relationship with co-workers.
  • Demonstrates predictable and reliable attendance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Telecommunications, transport, and digital switching technology
  • Knowledge of Central Office equipment
  • Knowledge and high-level understanding of telephony and electricity
  • Knowledge of BTI or Fujitsu transport equipment
  • Knowledge of Digital Telecommunications
  • Knowledge of Fiber Optic Technology
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of industry regulations
  • Skill in fiber Optic Network maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Skill in DWDM technology, timing, and synchronization
  • Skill in Optical Ethernet and TDM systems
  • Skill in Microwave Radio
  • Skill in installation and maintenance of Lease T1, T3, DS1 and SONET Circuits
  • Skill in DSL maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting.
  • Skill in routing and switching equipment and IP addressing.
  • Skill in analytical thinking and problem solving.
  • Skill in AC/DC Power Maintenance, generators, UPS, inverters.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as schematics, blueprints, and circuit diagrams.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to evaluate, test, and repair sophisticated equipment.
  • Ability to improve or redesign procedures for specific installation/repair problems.
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand.
  • Ability to create a team environment and sustain employee morale.

Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in Engineering or Post-Secondary related Diploma
  • Equivalent three to five years’ experience in Central Office operations or Computer Engineering.
  • Networking (IP) or Telecommunication background
  • IT certifications such as A+, Network +, Security+, JNCIA-Junos or CCNA
  • Preferably certified Electrician
  • Must have valid driver’s license

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $34.09-$39.85 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Dental care
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application question(s):

  • Are you legally permitted to work in Canada?
  • If you are not located in Prince Rupert, are you willing to relocate?

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (required)

Work Location: In person


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