Tower Technician, Tower Climber

at Lookout Towers LLC (view profile)
Location Knoxville
Date Posted February 12, 2021
Category Tower Climber
Job Type Full-Time
Local Hires Only? No, Anyone Can Apply
Street Address Various Sites


Tower Technician, Tower Climber

Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Must reside within a two-hour driving proximity of our office headquartered in New Tazewell, TN, where you will primarily report. Reporting location may vary depending on the location of each job site.


  • Ensure safety standards and procedures is always being adhered to, including all fall safety procedures and 100% tie-off commitment
  • Willing to perform work at both ground locations and tower top locations
  • Work with crew members to assemble or erect new telecom structures such as Guyed Towers, Monopole Towers, Stealth Towers, and Self-Supporting Towers
  • Perform maintenance or repair work on existing structures
  • Properly rig a tower in a Class IV rigging scenario
  • Lift equipment into position, using a crane and rigging tools or equipment, such as gin poles
  • Willing to learn how to operate heavy equipment
  • Install tower lighting, tower light controllers, and safety climbing devices on tower structures
  • Fabricate steel in the field and on the tower when modifying existing towers
  • Must provide support to the foreman on tower top and other crew members
  • Read and understand customer blueprints and execute tasks associated with the scope of work
  • Complete work to customer specifications
  • Ensure quality installation before turning over the site for completion
  • Take quality pre-construction and closeout photos
  • Verify all project materials ordered are present and in good condition before accepting and unloading delivery
  • Assist in unloading project materials and telecom equipment
  • Properly stage job sites for construction readiness and understand overall site layout
  • Responsible for daily preparation and planning to ensure efficient travel to sites and quality performance of duties on sites
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment
  • Provide proper maintenance and service to Company tools, equipment, hoist, crane, trucks, trailers, and climbing gear


  • Dedicated to safety every day – being safe 100% of the time is the expectation
  • Demonstrates integrity, initiative, focus, and pride in the quality of work
  • Strong time management, accountability, and prioritization skills
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure in a stressful and demanding work environment
  • Strong team player with the ability to adapt to diverse team members
  • Interact professionally with coworkers, subcontractors, safety personnel, and customers
  • Possess a growth mentality that thrives on challenges and welcomes imperfection as part of the path to growth and success
  • Show a commitment to following deadlines by completing tasks as they are assigned


  • 100% travel ability
  • Must be willing to work overtime and travel out of state for up to 1-3 week at a time, including overnight stays
  • Must endure regular exposure to all weather conditions, including hot, cold, humid, windy, and rainy during all seasons throughout the year
  • Must be healthy and fit to work outdoors for extended periods
  • May be exposed to uncomfortable or distracting sounds or noise levels on site of projects
  • When required, must wear common protective safety equipment, such as safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, steel toe/composite toe boots, and high visible vest when working on-site
  • Ability to climb and work at heights up to 500 ft. for extended periods
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. without assistance
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, kneel, squat, walk, climb, drive; use hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; reach above and below shoulder
  • Good vision for close work, distance, color discrimination, peripheral and depth perception
  • Must always be alert to equipment while working on construction sites


  • High School diploma or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years of previous tower climbing experience or similar type work preferred (Note: we do not require previous tower climbing experience when applying for this position)
  • Valid driver’s license and driver history that complies with company motor vehicle policy required
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) preferred but not required
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes criminal background checks, drug testing, and motor vehicle record review
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office preferred
  • Must have or willing to obtain industry certification including but not limited to: Authorized Climber, Competent Climber, Competent Rescuer, RF Awareness, OSHA 10 & 30, and First Aid & CPR
  • Successful completion of safety in rigging coursework preferred


  • Individual pay is based on skills, experience, and other relevant factors
  • $50/day per-diem for meals while traveling
  • Paid travel time
  • Paid overtime hours
  • Company provided hotel room
  • 1-week paid vacation after one year of employment
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Life Insurance


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this position. Therefore, employees assigned may be required to perform additional job tasks.