Position Title:
Telecom System Tower Serviceman
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Foothills, Calgary, Alberta
Closing Date: 12/31/2017 12:00:00 AM


Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies that delivers sustainable electricity and utility services to customers worldwide. At AltaLink, we do everything in our power to attract and keep top-notch professionals. We are proud of our collaborative culture, expertise and world-class safety record. We are a best-in-class Canadian organization, proudly named one of Canada’s 10 most admired corporate cultures and designated as a Sustainable Electricity CompanyTM. We offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our team. An opportunity exists for a Telecom System Tower Serviceman in the Transmission Field Operations team in the Calgary Foothills office. The successful candidate in this position will be expected to work as part of a two person team to inspect and maintain AltaLink communication towers within AltaLink’s service territory and reside in the vicinity of Calgary.


  • Inspect and Maintain Telecommunication towers and tower mounted equipment associated with the AltaLink communication system.
  • Assist AltaLink telecommunication Technologists in trouble shooting radio path and antenna issues.
  • Install antenna, wave guide, coax, ground kits, and lights as required
  • Inspect and accept project installations done for AltaLink by third party contractors
  • Supervise, inspect, and accept collocate intallations or changes to AltaLink towers.
  • Provide Maintenance Planning, and AltaLink Control Center staff with information regarding equipment status and recommend improvements or replacements.
  • Trouble response for communication tower facilities.
  • To maintain tools and safety equipment in fully serviceable manner.

  • Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma required.
  • Communication Technician or Journeyman Communication Electrician Certificate would be an asset.
  • Be competent and comfortable climbing and working at heights up to 180 metres.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the Telecom Tower Service industry.
  • Proven ability / experience in the above noted responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work safely and show concern for environmental, health and safety issues in the workplace.
  • Must have the ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Willing to continue to develop skills and a career as a Tower Serviceman.
  • Willing to accept out of town working conditions.
  • Must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and performance. NOTE:
  • AltaLink employees should be aware that we may contact your manager during the selection process.
  • Please note some positions may require job specific assessments, regular criminal record checks, additional AltaLink training, medicals and annual drivers abstracts.
  • Please contact Hiring Manager or Recruiter for further clarification if required.
  • Only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

  • Only the candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.