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Telecommunication Tower Technician - Level 1
Summary
Title:Telecommunication Tower Technician - Level 1
ID:1021
Department:Operations
Description
TowerMRL has immediate openings for Telecommunication Tower Apprentice at entry level looking for professional and personal growth while traveling throughout the US. POSITION DOES REQUIRE LOCATION TO OUR SUN PRAIRIE, WI LOCATION WITHIN 60 TO 120 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT.   Telecommunication Tower Apprentices will learn and be trained perform a wide variety of field specific job duties.  We travel throughout the US and although the travel is extensive, we look to schedule employees for 2-3 weeks in the field at a time. Time off is backlogged after each deployment. Employees wanting greater pay have the option for longer assignments.  Tower Technicians must have the ability to climb heights in excess of 500 feet, lift more than 50 lbs., and have the ability to travel extensively out of state for extended periods of time, including overnight and weekends.  ToweMRL provides all training and certifications, base pay (including travel time), individual hotel rooms and per diem pay for incidentals for overnight work days. All new employees will undergo a full tower and rescue training prior to first deployment. Tower Technicians have opportunity for extensive overtime and room for advancement. 

NEW EMPLOYEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PASS THE FOLLOWING FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH TowerMRL, Inc.

Preemployment Drug Screening
Preemployment DOT physical and must be able to obtain a medical card
Integrity Survey
Background Check
Review of Driver Record
Training and Skills Week


BENEFIT PACKAGE
TowerMRL provides a comprehensive benefits package. Medical coverage is provided to the employee through a self funded program.  The company covers 50% of Subsidies are also provided for other benefit plans (long and short disability). There is a retirement plan company match based on the employees salary after eligibility. TowerMRL provides a Professional Development Programs that offers various outlets such as industry related seminars, conferences, and internal training opportunities.

Hourly Wage - $15.00 to $18.00 per hour


TowerMRL provides the following additional compensation:
    
    All required fall protection equipment
    CLC hotel card for payment of hotel rooms
    $35.00 per day for meals while traveling - this is reimbursed on paychecks - Company does not advance this money under any circumstances
    All required safety training
    Some personal protective gear
    Cell phone for work and personal use - after 30 days of empowerment
 
TRAINING:
Tower Technicians will learn the following skills to be able to pass the TIRAP credentialing program to become a Telecommunication Tower Apprentice - Level 1.

OSHA 10 (Telecom)
Authorized Climber
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Radio Frequency Awareness (RF)
Jobsite Safety Analysis (JSA)
Scope of Work (SOW)
CPR/First Aid/Blood Borne Pathogens


Technical Training

Scope of Work
Basic Rigging
Material Handling
Ropes/Knots
Drills/Saws/Grinders
Operate Trucks/trailers, and equipment
Knowledge of the DOT regulations
Load Securement


Introduction to Various Types of Structures and Appurtenances

    Monopole
    Self- Support
    Guyed
    Stealth
    Rooftop
    Antennas


Responsibilities

Conduct on-site inspections/investigations, including survey and documentation of existing conditions, field testing, photographing, and sketching
Utilize excavation equipment to assist in on-site investigations
Conduct tests to exacting standards as directed
Perform telecommunication tower inspections to include climbing towers in excess of 500 ft.
Organize field data
Perform general repairs, maintenance, upgrades and re-fabrication to towers and other structures as directed
Pick-up and delivery supplies, tools, equipment, components, etc., via company vehicle
Adhere to all Federal, State and Local driving requirements
Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures, as well as additional legal regulatory requirements (i.e., OSHA)
Meticulously adhere to safety procedures and policies while maintaining quality standards
Maintain company vehicle in a clean and presentable condition
Utilize available resources, technology, and tools to complete work
Prioritize and perform job requirements and activities based on open communication with field and management personnel
Extensive travel, 2 - 3 weeks away from base office location (over 95% travel out of state (via air and company vehicle) to include weekends)
 
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE

High School diploma is required, some college experience preferred
Good analytical and computer skills
Strong technical, written, and oral communication skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Ability and interest in performing work in the field
Demonstrated willingness to learn
Physical ability and the willingness to climb towers in excess of 500 feet
Physical ability to lift 50 + lbs. and be comfortable working in an outdoor environment in all types of weather
Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with workers, other department employees, and the general public
Some ability to read and interpret sketches and blueprints
Ability to obtain applicable tower climbing certifications
Ability to travel extensively out of state and for extended periods of time (travel required is 95% to include weekends and overnight)
Ability to be covered by company auto insurance plan (e.g. Good Driving Record - No DUI's or suspensions within the last 5 years and no more than 2 traffic violations (with less than 3pts. max on each violation) in the past 3 years)

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