Tower Climber / Top hand / Tower Tech

at Western TelCom, Inc.
Location Salt Lake City
Date Posted January 22, 2021
Category Tower Hand
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary $17-$24 DOE
Local Hires Only? Yes, Only Locals Apply
Street Address 111 n 111th


Job Description

Company Description

Western TelCom is a construction firm specializing in cell tower installation. With over 20 years of experience, we have constructed, upgraded and maintained thousands of cell sites and wireless installations across the Western half of the United States. We currently work with every major carrier and tower owner. Western leverages the latest technology to stay up to date in an ever changing environment. We pride ourselves on our outstanding safety record and comprehensive, in-house, safety training. We are proud of our highly skilled and diverse employee base.

Job Description

Tower climber/Tower technician/Tower technician apprentice: We are looking for individuals with experience in the tower construction industry as well as those with recreation climbing experience or just an interest in climbing professionally. If you have an eagerness to learn we can train you. Competitive wage and benefit package including health insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and vacation.


All facets of cell site construction, including:

-Tower climbing and man-basket work

-General knowledge of hand tools

-Willingness to work as a 2-3 member team to construct, upgrade and maintain all types wireless facilities including indoor/outdoor DAS (distributed antenna systems), cell tower, small cells, etc.

-Some travel required primarily in Utah, and Southern Idaho.


We offer in-house/on-the-job support and training including:

-Climbing/tower rescue, RF safety, manlift operation, OSHA 10 hour, first aid and CPR.

-Tower mounted equipment installation: antennas, microwave dishes, radios, etc.

-Cabling/fiber optic transmission line installation and testing

-Troubleshooting and repairs of antenna systems


-Willingness to climb towers; we are seeking individuals who enjoy the thrill of working at heights of 60-200+ feet.

-Attention to and willingness to share our focus on safety.

-Knowledge of sweep testing, PIM testing, fiber testing are a plus, but not required.

-Certifications of training and a resume of prior experience are a plus, but not required.


-We provide safety equipment including climbing helmet, harness, lanyards, etc.

-2 weeks PTO, plus 7 paid holidays

-Health care, including vision benefit

-401(k) retirement plan with company match

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $25.00 per hour