Field Engineer

at TowerPros (view profile)
Location Carlstadt
Date Posted March 9, 2023
Category Tower Climber
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary Hourly pay range $35.00 – $45.00 + eligible for overtime
Local Hires Only? Yes, Only Locals Apply
Street Address 440 Meadow Lane


TowerPros is seeking technically competent Field Engineer/Tower Climbers to build and maintain a sophisticated high performance wireless network in New Jersey. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Promptly respond to network outages. Diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair equipment in an efficient and timely manner.
  • New construction and maintenance of existing infrastructure on towers, rooftops, and other communication structures that ensure consistent, best-in-class quality and reliability.
  • Proactively communicate realistic timeline expectations for assigned tasks.
  • Provide informational daily reporting on job progress and operational or maintenance issues.
  • Become the on-site technical resource for sub-contractors during new construction.
  • Terminate and splice fiber using cutting edge equipment and techniques.
  • Participate in continuous trainings for new skillsets.
  • Regular completion and passing score of all mandatory company certifications.
  • Safely operate all supporting equipment, including vehicles, and rigging equipment.
  • Regular daily travel.
  • Other duties as assigned or needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Previously certified in a Tower rescue course (Authorized Climber/Rescue).
  • Experience rigging various communication structures and working with a capstan winch.
  • Willingness to take on and learn new tasks, as needed.
  • Reliable and predictable availability.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Must be highly motivated and proactive.
  • Basic network and subnetting knowledge.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office and using a PC.
  • Ability to maintain clean, safe, and orderly working environments.
  • Flexibility with regards to work priority changes.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.


  • Microwave technology and/or millimeter experience.
  • Experience with installation of mounts to towers and other communication structures.
  • Microwave antenna & equipment installation, path alignment, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience and knowledge of AC and DC power systems including wiring of both types.
  • Experience with fusion splicing and troubleshooting fiber with OTDR.
  • Experience terminating and installing various sizes and types of coax cabling from 3/8 to 1”.
  • Capable of troubleshooting with Spectrum Analyzer and Cable/Antenna Analyzer.
  • Knowledge of RF theory and understanding of signal flow concepts.
  • Knowledge of various industry best practices for cabling, safety, and rigging.
    • Valid OSHA 10 certification preferred.
    • Intermediate to advanced PC knowledge.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to competently climb all types of structures and towers up to 800 ft if required; Majority of towers climbed are between 150-300ft.
  • Travel is 60% - 100%. - Deploy from home, must be able to park take-home work vehicle.
    • NJ operations are between Carteret and Mahwah.
    • Will be requested to work in PA along I80. Typical range is approx. 2 hours.
    • Occasional travel outside of these areas will be required.
    • Overnight stays will be required. If based in NJ less than 40%.
  • Ability to work overtime, evenings, and on call required. Occasional weekend work is required as needed or as part of on-call.
  • Willingness to work outside or inside in hot and cold weather conditions for long periods of time if required.
  • Long haul driving, sometimes up to 10 hours in a work shift; Majority of driving is between 1-3 hours.
  • Required to be on feet/standing in one place 60% to 100% of the time.
  • Required to lift/carry equipment and tools as follows:
    • Over 150 lbs. – 1% of the time
    • 75 – 150 lbs. – 5% of the time
    • 25 to 75 lbs. – 50% of the time
    • 1 to 25 lbs. –  90% of the time

Hourly pay range $35.00 – $45.00 + eligible for overtime

Benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid vacation plus paid holidays
  • Retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellness Programs

Any offer for this position shall be subject to TowerPros' receipt of background check results, driving records, and drug screening, as permitted by applicable law.