Tower Hand II

Tower Hand II - Multiple Locations in Southeast US Job Summary:
Tower Hands support all aspects of tower installations, including all antennas and transmission lines. Tower Hands perform construction duties on a daily basis ensuring quality construction from the foundation to erection of lattice towers, monopoles, and guyed towers.

Essential Function:

  • May perform installs on radios, antennas, and associated RF equipment
  • Trouble shoots Alarms / RSSI issues at sites using supplied sweep gear.
  • Perform electrical down tilts and mechanical down tilts to a variety of antennas using supplied antenna controller units.
  • Run jumpers as needed to complete ongoing scopes of work.
  • May devise jumper connections with knowledge from connector training.
  • Complete required equipment and supply paperwork.
  • Climbing communications structures, to include: guyed; self-supporting; monopoles; building/rooftops; grain silos; etc.
  • Performing audits: safety; defect and quality.
  • Ability to follow daily instructions and shift reports.
  • Ability to run jumpers as needed to complete ongoing scopes of work.
  • Fill out required paperwork and printouts.
  • Applies job skills and company policies and procedures to complete assigned tasks

Recommended Minimum Job Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Typically requires 3 plus years of related experience
  • Valid state-issued driver' s license is required
  • MUST be a Certified Tower Climber - can be via Gravitec Systems, Inc. or ComTrain

Recommended Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Mounting, aligning, cabling, and testing of antennas, radios, and associated equipment
  • Experience in completing full grounding installations, tower demolition, tower stripping and painting (erect and horizontal)
  • Competent climber
  • Competent rigger
  • Knowledge of standard knots
  • Trained in controlled descent
  • Trained in use of aerial lifts
  • Trained in procedures on a working platform
  • Trained in procedures on a cable bridge/ice bridge
  • Knowledge of UMTS and 4G
  • Requires working knowledge of Microwave equipment
  • Knowledge of basic electricity, grounding, and power safety
  • Terminating cables and experience fixing connectors and Antenna system
  • Ability to Install coaxial cable on towers, rooftop - any structure
  • Strong troubleshooting skills of equipment, coax, and fiber
  • Expertise in fiber testing
  • Expertise in PIM and sweep testing
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Team Player
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to mentor and field train lower level technicians
  • Travel as required, typically within a designated region

Certificates, Licenses, Registration and Requirements:
  • Rescue certification is preferred
  • Anritsu and/or OSHA certification preferred
  • CPR and First Aid certification preferred

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to climb and descend all types of tower and rooftop structures
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to travel as needed

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