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Groundhand in Houston, TX at NX UTILITIES

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Ground Hand is responsibility to perform tasks associated with the construction/upgrade of aerial telecommunication.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate Bucket truck following all safety and traffic regulations
  • Assist with pole framing and placement of stands
  • Climb poles as required
  • Operate hand and power tools of all types
  • Assist with installation of guys and and anchors
  • Clean and prepare sites
  • Assist with direction of traffic flow in accordance with local D.O.T. guidelines
  • All other duties as required

Job Requirements

Education:

  • High School Degree and 1-2 years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Experience:                                              

  • 1-2 years’ experience with Aerial construction preferred, but not required
  • Experience with both coaxial and fiber optic plant is preferred, but not a
    requirement
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction prints as well as ability to read prints

           

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to operate bucket and climb poles
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools

 

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions
  • Effective listening, interacting and writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • Individuals must have a valid driver’s license and driving record meeting the company policy conditions
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

 

EOE

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