Tower Technician 1 in Bloomington, MN at Empire Telecom

Date Posted: 7/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Summary: This position is responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of wireless towers in accordance with industry, Company, and customer safety and quality expectations.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Under supervision, climb, inspect, and assist with the maintenance of wireless tower equipment
  • Apprise Foreman of construction progress, concerns, and any deviations from plans or established schedule
  • Perform weather-proofing, color coding, and lock out/tag out
  • Assist with site preparation and clean up
  • Utilize crane signals and understand Capstan use and operation
  • Utilize ropes and tie knots as applicable during on-site work
  • Recognize and perform duties within OSHA safety guidelines as well as all applicable safety laws and policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements



  • High school diploma or general education degree (G.E.D.), or related trade school education
  • 0-18 months of experience with wireless carrier builds

 Technical Skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical connections
  • Ability to assist with the operation of aerial lifts, man lifts, skid steers, and aerial platform equipment
  • Ability to properly utilize and care for hand tools and mechanical equipment

Soft Skills:                                                                                             

  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently when required

   Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets Company requirements
  • Requires travel to specific site(s) for up to six weeks at a time with long and unpredictable hours
  • Ability to climb at least a 250’ telecommunications tower multiple times daily
  • Ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs., including body weight, equipment, tools and boxes
  • Ability to pull his/her own body weight, plus equipment weight, up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods of time
  • Ability to work in environmental conditions that may have exposure to heat, cold, odor, dampness, dirt, fumes, dust, oil, grease, noise, or vibration