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Tower Field Welder - Level 1
Title:Tower Field Welder - Level 1
TowerMRL has immediate openings for Telecommunication Tower Technician Field Welder - Level 1 looking for professional and personal growth while traveling throughout the US. POSITION DOES REQUIRE RELOCATION TO OUR COTTAGE GROVE, WI LOCATION WITHIN 60 TO 120 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT.    We are looking for welders that are looking to change careers and apply their welding skills to this new field
Telecommunication Tower Technician Field Welder - Level 2 perform a wide variety of field specific job duties.  This is not a fulltime welding position and welders may average about 30% of the time actually welding.  Welders are being asked to learn tower hand skills and 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. Applicants must be able to weld structural members with consistent quality and safe work practices by understanding and following layouts, blueprints and work orders using flux core wire feed welders. Welders must be able to perform welding in an "out of position" position.  All welders must be able to perform welding while in a fall protection harness, in rain, in wind, extreme heat, and extreme cold.  Welding is not performed under ideal conditions.  Welding "out of position" requires welders to complete welds with both hands and with items blocking your vision. A WELDER MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO CLIMB TO HEIGHTS OF 500' TO COMPLETE WELDING TASKS.  A welder must be able to lift more than 50 lbs., and have the ability to travel extensively out of state for extended periods of time, including overnight and weekends. TowerMRL provides any additional 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. Field Welders have opportunity for extensive overtime and room for advancement.  A typical work week will either be 5 days on with weekends off or 10 days on with 4 days off. 


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

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 employee’s 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 - $24.00 to $24.00 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
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
Rescue Training

Technical Training

Scope of Work
Basic Rigging
Material Handling
Operate Trucks/trailers, and equipment
Knowledge of the DOT regulations
Load Securement
Antenna/Line Installation and Maintenance
Lighting System installation and Maintenance
Tower Structural Installation and Maintenance
Applicable Standards Awareness
Exothermic Welds
Test Equipment
Connector Tools
Familiarization of the capstan hoist

Introduction to Various Types of Structures and Appurtenances

    Self- Support


Field Welders will perform the following duties and responsibilities as cross trained field services personnel:
Weld structural members with consistent quality and safe work practices by understanding and following layouts, blueprints and work orders.
Be able to weld using Flux Core .045 and 5/64 from a suitcase type feeder and pass Certification testing for horizontal and vertical up for both wires
Be able to weld using 7018 & 8018 low hydrogen stick welder and pass certification testing for horizontal and vertical up
Identify different types and preparation of materials used in structural welding.
Identify and use various types of welding tools, wire, and machines.
Troubleshoot by understanding blueprints, identify issues, and taking corrective actions.
Perform initial QA/QC checks on finished work to ensure conformance with specifications.

Minimum of three years of experience structural welding.
Must be able to: Pass a FCAW and SMAW Certification Test for structural welders consisting of 3/8" bevelled plate with backing strip, horizontal, vertical and overhead.
Proficient in the use of cutting torch, plasma arc, and cutting machines.
Ability to work in extremely cold temperatures of -25 degree below zero 
Prior experience working off lifts or staging


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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