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MCS Technician

  1. Fort Mackay
  1. Oil & gas

MCS Technician

Why join us?

Location: Remote Site North of Fort McMurray, AB

This is Field Service Technician role within a mining environment. You will be part of team that performs telecom maintenance on a fleet of heavy mining equipment and support equipment. You will be working in support shops, mine and active autonomous area.

You will be responsible for preventative, reactive and break-in maintenance.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Strong understanding of DC power (12v/24v/48v)
  • Good troubleshooting skills and the ability to adapt to changes in the field
  • Good understanding of IP networking, RF, Microwave, WAP, 802.11, switching, routing, firewalls
  • Ability to use laptop to access, program and troubleshoot various IP based devices, Putty, Telnet
  • Ability to drill, tap and mount hardware. Including cutting, fabricating and assembling steel brackets
  • Ability to follow diagrams and procedures whilst always looking to improve how we can better serve the client
  • Ability to terminate/test  coaxial cable (LMR400/LMR195/RG58/Heliax)
  • Ability to terminate/test data cables (CAT5/5e)
  • Ability to use a range of test equipment for radio troubleshooting
  • Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook etc)

What will you contribute?

  • Minimum - Electronics diploma or trade certificate in a related field
  • Experience programming wireless radios
  • Experience with Linux operating systems
  • 2-way radio experience, preferably with Motorola systems
  • Experience with working with Cambium & Cisco / other products


  • Experience programming tire-monitor systems and distract driving systems
  • Experience with Mine Dispatch systems
  • Experience with working with Solar & Wind powered systems
  • Understanding of fiber optic infrastructure

Working Conditions:

  • Safety sensitive position – the ability to use good judgment when completing work and reporting any safety concerns that arise – (Using Hazard assessment documents/Permits)
  • Able to lift 50lbs - This role is physically demanding requiring you to work in some tight and awkward areas for long periods of time (Fit Test will be conducted before being hired)
  • Strong English reading, writing and speaking skills.
  • Competent driving and winter driving skills– Mine driving experience an asset
  • Able to tow and back up double axle trailers
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • This job requires you to work night shift on (a rotational basis)
  • Able to work outdoors in all seasons of the year including -40 C conditions (within OHS standards and guidelines)
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Be component and confident in operating AWPs
  • Camp Job

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive rate
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

  • A safe and healthy work environment

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire individuals with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.


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