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Tower Crew Lead – $2,500 sign-on bonus!, 2534

Location Columbus, OH
Date Posted January 25, 2019
Category Tower Lead
Job Type Full-Time
Local Hires Only? No, Anyone Can Apply


Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Cellular Tower Crew Lead will be responsible for leading a crew in the installation, maintenance and repair of Dish’s Narrowband – Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network within a geographical region. Tower technicians will be a part of a work crew that will travel to cellular tower sites and perform work at both ground locations (working with electric components) and tower top locations (climbing up to 500 feet).

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:


  • Install, maintain, and repair equipment within the Dish NB-IoT network within a given region
  • Perform equipment upgrades as applicable
  • Complete work on towers at heights of up to 500 feet high
  • Ensure safety practices are constantly adhered to; the Crew Lead specifically is responsible for all safety processes being followed on site and for being situation commander when necessary
  • Conduct Job Safety Analysis aka Job Hazard Analysis at each job site
  • Interface with Network operations and Construction operation teams
  • Interface with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) contacts
  • Filing rating plans with tower companies
  • Assist in hiring selection processes
  • Up to 100% travel may be required; per diem will be provided for meals
  • $23.50 – $30.50 / hour

Skills – Experience and Requirements

Successful Cellular Tower Crew Leads have the following:

  • 3-5 years of experience working on communication towers up to 500 feet high
  • Ability to work at heights for prolonged lengths of time
  • Strong safety focus while performing work at heights or on the ground
  • Ability to respond in an “on-call” capacity to respond to network outages
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to lift 80 lbs. regularly and up to 125 lbs. as needed
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment screen (Drug, Background, Driving)
  • Current industry certifications (and willingness to recertify and maintain) including OSHA 30, OSHA 10, RF Safety Certificate, CPR/First Aid, AED, Advanced Rescue, and OSHA Competent Climber
  • Meets the maximum weight requirements of 250 lbs. and maximum 60-inch waist size in order to safely use Personal Protective Equipment such as the required harness
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