Quality Assurance Technician (Field)
Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
6d ago


AFL is a leading provider of integrated solutions in the fiber optics industry. By offering expertise, products, and services in engineering, construction, and installation and repairs, AFL provides end-to-end solutions for customers’ broadband networks.

From being environmentally-conscious to ensuring a healthy and safe working environment, AFL invests in its employees. AFL proactively engages with its communities through grants, service projects, environmental initiatives and more.

Through a culture of commitment and collaboration, the company is a trusted advisor for customers in the telecom, oil and gas, and utilities markets.

AFL is proud of its impact on communities, connecting people with innovative technologies, exceptional products and high-quality services.

We have a reputation in the fiber optics industry for consistently being at the forefront of technology and innovation. Want proof?

We were founded in 1984 with a single product, fiber optic ground wire. Today, we sell thousands of products and services to multiple markets across the globe and have become a billion-dollar company in revenue.

Not only do we have a track record for growth and financial stability, but we are also backed by Fujikura, a $6 billion company with a 128-year history of product innovation.

With our culture of commitment and professional growth opportunities, AFL will give you the opportunity to reach new heights and take your career to the next level.

AFL has operations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan.


Under the direction of the Quality Manager the incumbent is responsible to ensure compliance and uniformity during multiple phases of a large-scale Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) build.

The incumbent is also responsible for providing accurate and effective quality assurance, customer reporting, and operational support by assisting with the continuous development of engineering policies, procedures, and training.


  • Communicate with Construction / Splicing manager upon site visits
  • Visit FSA site (FDH and route) and any civil built and fill out QA checklist
  • Report back to construction and splicing manager on any findings
  • Pass or mark defect according to TELUS standard and checklist provided
  • Check that any deviations from original design are marked properly on as-built
  • Send in completed checklist at end of inspection phase and list of open / closed deficiencies
  • Propose strategies to avoid duplication of work, minimize processing times, and reduce cost
  • Adherence to and promotion of the Canadian environmental, health & safety policies
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

    Knowledge and Experience

  • 1-3 years’ relevant experience ideally in Telecommunication Field
  • Proficient in MS Office, specifically Excel, Word, Visio, and Power Point
  • Knowledge in the following considered an asset : GPON FTTP, FTTx, other Outside Plant Design
  • Knowledge to work with AutoCAD & CAD viewers
  • Read and understand telecommunication network drawings
  • Strong computer skills with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel (Special consideration will be given to candidates with intermediate skills with Microsoft Access)
  • College Diploma - Electrical / Computer Engineering Technology - Major in Telecommunications and Networks
  • Skills and Abilities

  • Flexible open to change / new information and rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles
  • Detail oriented excellent attention to detail with the ability to follow through on assigned tasks
  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision
  • Analytical Thinking / Problem Solving - capable of complex reasoning analysis
  • Results focused driven to achieve
  • Interpersonal skills able to collaborate on projects, maintain effective relationships, and communicate clearly at all levels of the business

    Physical, Sensory and Mental Requirements

  • 80% field environment and 20% Normal office
  • Ability to work in a stressful, time sensitive, ever-changing, and high tempo environment
  • Travel may be required
  • Work Hours

    Rotational shiftwork" covers a wide variety of work schedules and implies that shifts rotate or change according to a set schedule.

    Disclaimer : This job description does not constitute a contract between the employee and the employer. The job description duties may change at the discretion of the employer and / or the employer may request the employee to perform duties that are not listed on the job description.

    Why Work for AFL

  • We Care : Our Employees are eligible to participate in our amazing Total Rewards Program which offers : Extended Health and Dental, Vision Care, Life Insurance, RRSP matching, Employee and Family Assistance Program and more.
  • We Include : AFL is an equal opportunity employer that’s committed to accessible, inclusive employment.
  • We Develop : We enthusiastically support learning and advancement opportunities for our team members.
  • We Reward : Abundant discounts with various retailers via our Work Perks Program.
  • We have Fun! Employee Events throughout the Year!
  • We Connect . #WeareAFL
  • AFL requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present acceptable proof of vaccination by the date of hire as a condition of employment.

    To qualify as being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 there should have been a two-week period after receiving the second dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a 2-dose COVID-19 vaccine series, or a two-week period after receiving a single-dose (or any government recommended booster shot) in a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.


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