Utility Construction Worker – Service Wire Crew


Job Type
Full Time
Closing Date
June 18, 2021 5:00 pm


Position Summary

As a Utility Construction Worker, you will be engaged in service wire installations within the fibre and copper servicing territories of Wightman.   You will possess strong skill sets in the operation of a service plow, cable locator, micro fibre blowing equipment 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, 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.

Core Competencies

Skills & Attributes:

• Ability to effectively use various pieces of equipment such as a service plow, mini-excavator, cable locator, micro fibre blowing equipment.
• Document all work completed to ensure accuracy.
• Care for any company provided tools, equipment and property. 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.
• Proactively demonstrate 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 ahead, 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 solutions using the knowledge and understanding of the tools required to swiftly resolve problems.

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.


• Secondary education.
• Driver’s License G class with a clean abstract
• Solid understanding of Utility Construction
• Previous experience operating service wire plows and mini-excavators would be considered an asset.
• Knowledge of fibre optic cabling.

How To Apply

Qualified candidates are asked to submit their resume to resume@wightman.ca 

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