Top Hand NC/TN Market

at Steel Mountain Towers (view profile)
Location Grimes
Date Posted May 10, 2021
Category Tower Climber
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary 17-27hr
Local Hires Only? No, Anyone Can Apply
Street Address 3450 SE Miehe Dr


Total compensation packages average from $28-38/hour. This includes a base hourly rate of pay ranging from $17-27/hour, time and a half overtime pay, performance based monthly crew bonuses, as well as other benefits such as: per diem, health insurance contributions, company paid lodging, and a 3% 401k contributions. Base pay is determined by experience, attitude, and performance. 

Qualities of a Successful Foreman / Top Hand:

  • Energetic but even-tempered
  • Honest and clear communicator
  • Anticipates challenges and quick to adapt
  • Takes ownership and pride in their work
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Analyzes and solves problems efficiently
  • Ability to receive and implement direct feedback
  • Enthusiasm and aptitude for teaching others
  • Strong computer skills
  • Always prepared and on time
  • Consistent approach to projects


  • Managing the daily activities of assigned tower technicians
  • Climbing and working on communications towers installing, replacing, and repairing antenna, microwave, small cell, and other systems
  • Installation of hybrid cable and fiber
  • Performs a variety of routine, non-machine tasks, setting of ice bridge post, placement of concrete, site cleanup
  • In tandem with PM/CM, review construction drawings prior to site builds/modifications
  • Advanced knowledge in the use and care of hand tools and mechanical equipment
  • The ability to climb tall structures with 30-50 lb. load
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot customer technology
  • Ability to operate sweep, PIM, and microwave test gear
  • Analyze job site situations accurately and adopt an appropriate course of action
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Recognize safety hazards, perform duties in a safe manner, and control job site safety
  • Act as lead; train and mentor less experienced technicians
  • Ability to communicate professionally, both written and orally
  • Completion of closeout and any other customer requirements in timely fashion
  • Dedication to continued training and professional development.


  • Ability to manage a small crew and maintain a safe productive work environment.
  • Meet the Physical Job Requirements identified on the attached checklist.
  • Physical conditioning and stamina sufficient for sustaining tower climbs and descents.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions; including but not limited to snow, rain and varying temperatures.
  • Observe all company procedures and safety rules.
  • Work as part of our team to ensure customer satisfaction.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger/handle/feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or hear. Occasionally the work requires the employee to walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Frequently the employee is required to lift or carry up to 10 or 25 lbs., and occasionally up to 50 or 100 lbs. Able to climb to and work at heights exceeding 300’. The employee needs to have good vision for close work, distance, color discrimination, peripheral, and depth perception.


  • Excellent communication skills required for safe and efficient teamwork.
  • Must be able to work in team environment and lead by example
  • Meet the Physical Job Requirements identified on the attached checklist.
  • Ability to maintain a safe working environment during weather elements such as rain, snow, and heat.
  • Must have a mobile phone in service which is capable of sending and receiving email.
  • Arrive on time, prepared, and ready to work with a good attitude...every day
  • 90% overnight travel
  • Must be a US citizen or a non-citizen that is authorized to work the in the US