Tower Foreman

at Key Tower (view profile)
Location Skokie
Date Posted August 3, 2022
Category Tower Foreman
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary 32-40ph BOE or get paid by the site.
Local Hires Only? No, Anyone Can Apply
Street Address 7734 Austin Ave


About Key Tower LLC:

We are specialists in the arena of wireless telecom. We execute large and small-scale telecom projects with precision.

We build and upgrade networks to ensure the end customer is better connected. We constantly strive to enhance our client's ability to achieve their wireless needs.

Position Summary:

The Foreman will be responsible for the supervision and performance of various construction tasks in the areas of tower erection, coaxial cable, and antenna installation, antenna mount installation, RF testing, and troubleshooting. This position is for candidates with extensive experience in cellular construction. Foreman will be required to closely supervise and assist with the construction and testing of cell sites. Foreman will need to be able to lead experienced technicians, as well as train new technicians while maintaining safe productive job sites. The ability to lead crews, and extensive experience with construction, testing, and troubleshooting/maintenance are a must.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Planning daily activities for crew and assigning tasks as required.
  • Monitoring crew activities and ensuring all safety policies are being followed.
  • Installation and maintenance of mounts, platforms, antennas, RRU’s, TMA, and other related equipment on towers, rooftops, and other structures to expand and upgrade cellular networks.
  • Installation and maintenance of coaxial and DC power/fiber optic transmission lines.
  • Installation and maintenance of microwave equipment.
  • Testing of new and existing equipment. May include sweep, PIM, or fiber testing.
  • Installation of ice bridges, cable trays, equipment pads, racks, and platforms.
  • Installation of underground and in-building conduits for electrical and backhaul circuits.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Ability to manage a small crew and maintain a safe productive work environment.
  • Excellent physical conditioning and stamina.
  • 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 a good vision for close work, distance, color discrimination, peripheral, and depth perception.

Required Education and Experience:


  • Minimum 5 years experience in cellular construction (2 as a lead)
  • Basic computer skills required for equipment programming, closeouts, and dailies
  • Sweep & PIM testing certifications (practical knowledge/skill test may be performed during the interview)
  • Fiber testing certification
  • Competent Tower Climber and Rescuer Certification (does not need to be current, Key Tower will re-certify
  • First Aid & CPR (Key Tower will re-certify if required)
  • NWSA TTT1 & TTT2 certification not required but is a bonus.
  • Tarana, Fastback’s a Plus
  • OSHA 30 is a plus and required for all of our Foremen

Supervisory Responsibility:

The Foreman is responsible for closely supervising and assisting with the construction and testing of cell sites. Foreman will need to be able to lead experienced technicians, as well as train new technicians while maintaining safe productive job sites.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time non-exempt position. Days of work are Monday through Friday with some irregular hours. Weekends and evenings, as needed, to service the emergency needs of our customers.


  • Be willing to travel up to 100 miles per day. Company vehicle and fuel card will be provided
  • Report to Chicago Market
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the company insurance policy.
  • A truck and Trailer will be provided

Please Note: 

This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice. This position is non-exempt based on FLSA laws. Key Tower LLC uses E-verify, third-party background check services, and third-party drug screening services during the hiring process.

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines

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