Senior Design Technician
Calgary, CA
5d 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 employs over 6000 people worldwide.

Position Overview

Under the direction of the Senior Manager of Engineering, the Senior Design Technician is responsible for preparing and assisting with designs and permitting for outside plan builds including fibre cable design, civil (conduit, pedestals, and vaults) design as well as aerial design.

The incumbent is also responsible for resolving issues with respect to permits and builds.


  • Review proposed civil work and ensure accuracy prior to permitting to avoid any unnecessary rework
  • Request fielding for areas in question
  • Ensure drawings are accurate, easy to read, polished and adhere to standards and guidelines
  • Resolve issues with proposed builds including (but not limited to) creating and / or modifying designs including fibre, civil and aerial plant
  • Access Sharefile to view and share plans
  • Visit work locations to assess plant
  • Regularly meet with stakeholders, both internal and external, to review plans
  • Communicate project requirements, designs, issues, status updates and deliverables with Quality Assurance team
  • Assist team members, both within the office and in the field, as required
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned
  • Personal Qualities

  • Flexible open to change & new information and rapidly adapts to 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
  • Adaptability - capable of working in a fast-paced environment, adapt to various situations, and prioritize multiple work assignments simultaneously
  • Team Player skills - Possess strong commitment to team environment dynamics with the ability to contribute expertise and follow leadership directives at appropriate times
  • Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience ideally within the Telecommunication industry
  • Understanding of civil, fibre and aerial design
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat)
  • Knowledge in Autodesk Autocad, Bentley Microstation, O-Calc Pro an asset
  • BA / BSc in Telecom or Electrical Engineering an asset
  • Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment
  • General hours of Monday through Friday 8 : 00am to 4 : 30pm
  • Ability to work flexible schedule as required
  • Travel is required
  • 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
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