AFL - Calgary, AB (26 days ago)

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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.

Position Overview

Under the general direction of the Cable Installation Manager, the General Laborer is responsible for providing manual labor to construction and underground field service crews.


  • Able to read construction plans
  • When required and if appropriately licensed and authorized, drive or operate construction equipment used on the jobsite to complete daily work assignments
  • Assist in the loading/unloading of equipment and supplies needed for daily work assignments including, but not limited to, cables and multiport
  • Clean and maintain all company vehicles and equipment assigned for use
  • Fully set up worksite including:

- Setting up flagging

- Opening manholes or services boxes

- Operating hydrovac to clean service boxes and/or manholes

- Using gas detectors to assess and ensure gas readings are adequate prior to entering manhole

- Cleaning, testing and purging of manholes prior to entering

- Completing roping and rodding and full circuit of runs

- Hand pulling short run cables or alternatively using hydraulically driven tuggers for long run cables

  • Place yellow spiral wrap on cable for identification of fibre optic cable
  • Complete all necessary paperwork associated with redline drawings
  • Complete production reports for submission to clients
  • Complete timesheets that are both accurate and timely
  • Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Enhancing Organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishment
  • Adhere to and promotes the environmental, health & safety policies of AFL
  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Personal Qualities

  • Detail oriented – accuracy is required
  • Independent - ability to work well under limited supervision
  • Results focused – driven to achieve
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to work well on a team


  • 1+ year of construction experience
  • Capable of working in all temperatures and climates and in confined spaces
  • Ability to travel to various site-based projects if required

Working Conditions

  • Physically demanding workload
  • Work location: Work in locations that preclude the ability to return home
  • Work hours: Shift work
  • Traveling is required

Minimum Education

  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Class 1, 3 or 5 Driver’s License
  • Certifications & Licenses not required but preferred
  • Previous Telecommunication experience is an asset

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*

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $20.00 /hour


  • construction: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Clean Driver Abstract: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Calgary, AB (Preferred)


  • Class 5 Driver License (Preferred)