Utility Construction Worker


Job Type


Position: Full Time - Seasonal

As a Utility Construction Worker, you will be engaged in all facets of underground utility construction such as; installation, pulling and jetting of underground fibre optic and copper cables, vaults, terminals, aerial service wires and perform BSW cutovers.   You will possess strong skill sets in equipment operations such as directional drills, backhoes and plows as well as several other smaller mechanical tools.  The UCW will diligently follow health and safety measures on every job site to ensure the safest and efficient work environment.  The UCW at times will be required to work alone, demonstrating strong leadership skills, or with a crew and will be expected to work in a team effort to complete their assigned tasks in a timely and safe manner.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install duct, vaults, terminals, fibre optic/copper cables.
  • Assess job site for traffic protection and equipment setup. All traffic control shall be set up according to Book 7.
  • Perform daily maintenance of vehicles and machinery including visual inspections and checking fluids to ensure they are in proper working order.
  • Able to expose and spot existing underground facilities and able to direct equipment operator to avoid damage.
  • Read and interpret blueprints as well as locate sheets.
  • Able to locate cables.
  • Perform BSW cutovers.
  • Care for company work vehicles. Ensure stocked materials and tools in the vehicle are well organized to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent driving skills in the safest manner.
  • Respond to after hour damages as required.

Core Competencies

Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to effectively use various pieces of equipment such as GPS and cable locators.
  • Document all work completed.
  • Care for any company provided tools, equipment and property. Ensure stocked materials and tools in the work vehicles are well organized to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent driving skills in the safest manner.
  • Proactively demonstrate Ontario Health and Safety work safe practices to foster the safest work environment possible.


Organization, Planning and Implementation:

  • Full work day attendance and punctuality.
  • Strong technical and analytical aptitude. 
  • Able to identify and make corrections to service problems. 
  • Able to plan, multitask,  and think quickly


  • Excellent oral communications and listening skills; ability to effectively communicate ideas, concerns, job tasks with co-workers and management.
  • Accurate and legible written communication. 
  • Professional phone etiquette with co-workers.


  • Work effectively with others to achieve the same goals.
  • Able to rely on and reciprocate technical support with co-workers.
  • Work collaboratively with other departments when required.

Problem Solving:

  • Ability to identify situations and systematically trouble shoot problems using the knowledge and understanding of the tools required to swiftly resolve problems.


  • Grade 12 Diploma.
  • Driver’s License G class (A-Z class preferred) with a clean abstract.
  • Solid understanding of Utility Construction.
  • Previous experience operating equipment such as cable plows, backhoe, directional drill, vac truck would be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge of fibre optic cabling.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • This position requires extensive physical demands such as carrying, kneeling, bending, and work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Specialized training consists of but is not limited to; Work Area Protection, Electrical Awareness, WHMIS, and Defensive Driving.
  • Additional demands include driving, working with small tools and objects, working autonomously and following tight schedules.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates may submit a resume to resume@wightman.ca.

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.