Top Hand

at Tower Engineering Professionals (view profile)
Location Raleigh
Date Posted February 3, 2023
Category Tower Lead
Job Type Full-Time
Local Hires Only? Yes, Only Locals Apply
Street Address 326 Tryon Road


Tower Engineering Professionals is seeking a full-time Top Hand in our Raleigh, N.C.. office. As a Top Hand, you will serve as an integral member of our engineering team.  Tower Engineering Professionals offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid vacation and holidays, 401k with company match, and a relaxed, fun environment.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist Tower Foreman with Supervision of a crew of 2-5 climbers
  • Safely and efficiently complete repairs and upgrades at elevated heights
  • Knowledge and strict adherence to the applicable safety regulation and Safety policies
  • Follow instructions to accomplish assigned work in a timely and accurate manner
  • Maintain proper use of company vehicles, credit cards and other assigned assets
  • Read customer blueprints and execute scope of work per the customer’s specifications
  • Expansion and upgrades to established major cellular carrier networks, new installs, turnkey, microwave, LMR
  • Pre-Work and Post-Work site audits
  • Site upgrades and capacity expansion
  • Ability and willingness to train team members
Preferred Job Qualifications:
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • 3+ years of current/relevant tower climbing experience
  • Current authorized tower climber or competent climber and rescue certification preferred.
  • Ability to work at heights upwards of 300’ +
  • Ability to successfully complete and maintain certifications for the following courses: Competent Climber, Competent Rescuer, ANSI A10.48 Rigging Certification, Capstan Operations, RF Awareness, OSHA 10, First Aid/ CPR and other certifications as required
  • Experience installing and maintaining: Cabling, Antennas, Microwave dish, tower builds (NEW/MODS), site inspections, FAA lighting systems, cell carriers (Sprint, T-MOB, Verizon, USCC, Etc.)
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate test equipment (i.e. RF sweep gear, PIM and fiber testing)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Able to travel extensively and work a flexible schedule
  • Willingness to undergo a background and drug screening is required
Other Duties as Assigned:
  •  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
Working Conditions, the physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
  • Walk, crawl or kneel / use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls / reach with hands and arms / climb ladders, stairs or other elevated/ fixed structures for extended periods of time
  • Sit/stand for extended periods of time
  • Lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • Perform duties on-site and underground at industrial locations
  • Wear safety equipment, as per OSHA/MSHA/ANSI requirements including but not hard hat, required PPE for elevated work, high visibility clothing, protective eye wear, etc.