Position Title:
Telecom System Technologist
Employment Status: Full Time Permanent
Category: UUWA
Location: Acheson, Alberta
Closing Date: 9/22/2019 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 offer work with meaning, incredible opportunities for development, work life balance and opportunities to contribute to your community. Join our team! This position will be of interest to an entry level technologist looking to establish their career or a fully qualified technologist looking to leverage their experience in a new industry or company. An opportunity exists for a full-time Telecom System Technologist in the Transmission Field Operations team based at our Acheson office. Reporting to the Manager of Field Operations North, this position will be part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for the operation and maintenance of the AltaLink Transmission system with a focus on the Telecommunications system. The successful candidate will be required to follow all AltaLink work methods, policies and procedures and will be expected to reside in the greater Edmonton area.


  • Troubleshoot, inspect and maintain Telecommunications devices associated with AltaLink's transmission system.
  • Assist and support other disciplines in the Acheson work center as well as work closely with the North Telecommunications team to ensure consistency province-wide.
  • Interact constructively with Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, System Operations and other departments within AltaLink.
  • Provide quality safe work plans, perform Telecommunications work safely and ensure a high level of reliability to our customers.
  • Perform maintenance tests on Telecommunications equipment, including entering test results into appropriate databases and recommending viable solutions to engineering.

  • Qualifications

  • Graduation from a related and recognized two year Telecom or Electronics Technologist diploma program.
  • Must have the ability to work in adverse weather conditions and have a valid Class 5 driver’s license.
  • Proven ability/experience in the above noted responsibilities.
  • Be competent and comfortable working with computers and spreadsheets.
  • Dedicated team player with strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work safely and show concern for reliability, environmental, health and safety issues in the workplace.
  • Able to work alone with a minimum of supervision and respond to after hours trouble calls.
  • Willing to accept some out of town working conditions.
  • Proven track record of good attendance and punctuality. 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, medical assessments, annual drivers abstracts, and drug tests. Contact the Hiring Manager or Recruiter for further clarification if required.

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