Tower Tech 1

at Commlink Technology (view profile)
Location Lees summit
Date Posted February 17, 2021
Category Tower Climber
Job Type Full-Time
Base Salary 18-23
Local Hires Only? Yes, Only Locals Apply
Street Address 220 nw commerce ct

Description

Job Title: Cell Tower Technician

Reports to: Tower Director

Location:  Kansas City

Level:  Non-exempt

Hours: 40+ hours/week, 8:00AM – 5:00PM; seasonality of business will require overtime hours at times throughout the year. 

Travel:  50% +  (includes overnight)

Direct Reports:  No

 

PG Technology provides comprehensive infrastructure solutions with unrivaled integrity, safety and accountability. We specialize in telecommunications infrastructure design, construction, and implementation, including tower construction, upgrades, and expansions, along with fiber and small cell. We ensure our crews are trained and certified to deliver on all aspects of telecommunications development and operational requirements to successfully deliver on customer expectations.

 

Doing the right things right, the first time, on time, every time by exhibiting the following behaviors:

 

  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Influence
  • Commitment
  • High Energy
  • Integrity

 

Summary 

The Cell Tower Technician is responsible for the overall success and safety of erecting, installing, and maintaining wireless telecommunication towers and interrelated equipment on client sites. The Technician will be responsible for modifying, repairing, installing or maintaining mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two‐way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship‐to‐shore, aircraft‐to‐ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards.

 

This role is focused on providing our customers an exemplary level of service by exhibiting a high-level of professionalism while adhering to workplace health and safety requirements in all tasks. The Tower Technician is also responsible for understanding and maintaining processes and procedures that will drive profitability and enhance company margins.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform a variety of tasks including structural analysis and planning, tower erection, assembling and mounting of antennas and other support equipment.
  • Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, bend, assemble and erect all components necessary for lifting, moving and installing equipment, materials, lines, antennae etc. in accordance with the applicable plans, specifications codes and industry standards.

 

 

  • Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
  • Fly equipment; use of rappelling on cell tower structures. Run coax and secure all equipment and cabling to structure.
  • Grounding of electronic equipment based on industry standards; weatherproofing lines; familiarity working with fiber is extremely beneficial.
  • Troubleshooting the cause of equipment failure using various procedures and test equipment.
  • Load and unload trucks/haul and hoist materials; includes proper material handling and storage.
  • Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved.
  • Report all accidents and near-misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed.
  • Participate in all pre‐job work planning and safety discussions; identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back‐up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens).
  • Understand, support, and follow lockout tag out procedures; attend site specific training and ensure all procedures as outlined in training are followed.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Listen to co-worker’s suggestions, safety concerns, and recommendations while giving full attention and taking the time to understand the points being made, asking questions and providing feedback when appropriate.
  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost-saving measures that arise or that may be encountered; take corrective actions as needed and report any issues to leadership.
  • Maintain documentation that is a) reliable; b) accurate, and c) detailed. Including but not limited to: client and company checklists, forms, photos, and closing documents.
  • Maintain a safe and clean job site: pick up tools and equipment, secure job site each day in order to eliminate potential hazards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • Possess three years’ experience as a tower technician working on all structures such as monopole, self-standing, guyed towers, and roof tops.
  • Experience should include antenna and line upgrades, steel mod projects, and potentially microwave installation and alignment.
  • Perform a variety of tasks including structural analysis and planning, tower erection, assembling and mounting of antennas and other support equipment.
  • Fly equipment; use of rappelling on cell tower structures. Run coax and secure all equipment and cabling to structure.

 

  • Grounding of electronic equipment based on industry standards; weatherproofing lines; familiarity working with fiber is extremely beneficial.
  • Troubleshooting the cause of equipment failure using various procedures and test equipment.
  • Load and unload trucks/haul and hoist materials; includes proper material handling and storage.
  • Vigilant maintenance on all safety/harness equipment.
  • Must be in good physical condition, with the ability to climb heights of 200 ft and up.
  • Willingness to travel throughout the week, although we focus on keeping people close to home for weekends.
  • A creative and innovative thinker to bring successful resolution to customer and personnel issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills; ability to quickly build rapport with both customer and PG Technology business units.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Proven track record of taking initiative to accomplish tasks in creative ways with a sense of urgency and assertiveness, while successfully understanding and following direction.
  • The ability to prioritize tasks while rationally considering the outcomes of key decisions.
  • Experience leveraging technology to perform daily tasks, including strong familiarity with MS Office applications, web navigation & basic hardware.
  • Take ownership of any challenges or opportunities and seeing them through to a successful outcome.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Benefits:

  • Very competitive weekly pay
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Paid time off and holiday pay
  • Long-term career path with internal advancement opportunities

 

We are seeking qualified professionals who are interested in joining a well-respected and established company with 25+ years of service throughout the Midwest who are seeking a long-term career and the opportunity for professional advancement.

All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, both with external customers, vendors, visitors, co-workers, and management staff. Their written and verbal communication skills should be concise and effective, they should aspire to excellence in both work and customer service, they should show courtesy to all they encounter while representing the Company.

 

They are also expected to maintain an air of professionalism in their interpersonal relationships and personal grooming, exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business and customers, exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others, and openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company.

 

 

 

PG Technology views each of these traits as performance indicators, and employee appraisals reflect each of these attributes as an element of performance upon which employees are rated.

 

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to repeatedly talk and listen, and sit, stand, walk, and climb for extended periods of time. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle. The employee must regularly be able to lift and carry up to 75 lbs., up to six (6) to eight (8) hours/day. Will need to perform these duties in all weather conditions/climates, including heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.