RF Tower Technician

at VW Services, Inc.
Location Escalon
Date Posted July 21, 2022
Category Tower Climber
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary DOE
Local Hires Only? Yes, Only Locals Apply
Street Address 1525 Second Street


About VW Services, Inc.

VW Services, Inc is eager to hire the right RF Tower Technician as soon as possible. If after reading this posting, you are qualified then we'd like to speak with you right away. Call (209) 838-1221 x106 to speak with our recruiter, Jennifer Powers, and fast track your hiring process. Jennifer is available weekdays 9a - 4p PST.

VW Services, Inc is a progressive service provider supporting a local Internet provider. Our talented team brings big city internet speeds to the rural communities in California's Central Valley. We design, construct, and maintain microwave towers then install Internet service for both residential and business customers.


Job summary

The Tower Top Hand is responsible for the installation and maintenance of microwave technology with job sites in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties. Work will be at heights of up to 600 feet and may include off-peak (nighttime) cut-overs.  No long-distance traveling is required. Duties may include:

  • Microwave antennas:  installation, alignment with Sunsight instruments
  • Cabling:  DC power, RF transmission, network and fiber
  • Rope skills: capstan winch, payloads, knots and blocks
  • Safety:  EMI, tower integrity inspection, rope rescue


  • Tower climbing certification such as ComTrain is REQUIRED
  • 3+ years climbing experience
  • Ability to work at heights for extended periods of time and in inclement weather
  • Physically able to climb, unassisted, to heights up to 600 feet while maintaining an acceptable pace
  • Physically able to lift, carry, push, and pull 75 lbs above your head, unassisted
  • Ability to distinguish colors
  • Willing and able to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Valid California driver’s license and clean DMV record
  • Proven eligibility to work in the United States of America


  • Microwave antennas:  installation, alignment with Sunlight instruments
  • Power systems:  +48VDC, terminal blocks, rectifiers, AC generator and battery array
  • Fiber optics:  connection types, fiber types and best installation practices
  • Transmission cables:  cable hanger systems, grounding and weatherproofing RF connections
  • Rope skills:  capstan winch, payloads, knots and blocks
  • Safety:  EMI, tower integrity inspection, and rope rescue
  • EMI/RF:  side lobes, Fresnel zone, down tilt and multipath
  • Network Technology:  program and manage wireless radios


  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Simple IRA retirement plan option with 100% Employer matching
  • Biweekly direct deposit
  • Healthcare, Dental, Vision and Life insurance coverage
  • Continued education incentives and bonuses
  • Company vehicles and tools
  • Company logo shirts, casual denim attire
  • Quarterly Attendance Bonus
  • Extended Weekend Getaway Bonus
  • Humanitarian outreach reimbursement program
  • Gym membership reimbursement
  • Mobile phone reimbursement

VW Services, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status,  national origin, disability status, genetics, political affiliation, military service, other non-merit based factors , or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.