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Tower Tech - Level 3 in Syracuse, NY at Empire Telecom

Date Posted: 2/28/2018

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Job Description


Responsible for the erection, construction and maintenance of wireless towers and co-location system placement. Ensure that work is performed in accordance with all safety and quality guidelines and expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform installation, inspection and maintenance services for wireless radio and antenna systems on towers, rooftops and other elevated structures
  • Knowledge of and ability to supervise crews and perform oversight of crews who mount antennas, run coax, apply connectors, sweep lines, and PIM Test Coax lines 
  • Ensure highest level of safety and quality control requirements are upheld
  • Installation of up-top equipment including masts, clamping, bracing, supports, antennas, RRUs, cabling, bolting, true up, shooting proper azimuth within tolerances, reading maps and a compass, torque to spec, labeling, picture-taking, documentation, plumb and tilt readings with smart level, etc.
  • Lead work on tower top, looking after all aspects of work while at the tower top, ensuring that a quality installation has been performed, including rigging, hoisting, landing, fastening, load hopping, etc.
  • Assist with closeout requirements 
  • Assembly of monopole, all weld and knock down self-support and guyed towers
  • Antenna installation of microwave parabolic 1 to 15 foot, VHF, UHF, cellular and FM broadcast antennas
  • Transmission line and installation of foam or air dielectric coaxial, hardline and elliptical wave-guides 
  • Responsible for tool inventory and upkeep daily on job site.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum of 5 years experience; specific experience with wireless carrier builds required
  • Knowledge of knots and tower rigging necessary
  • Ability to operate aerial lifts, man lifts, skid steers and aerial platform equipment
  • Able to work directly with customers, and build BOM based on job needs per plans
  • DC/AC electrical skills
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, piping diagrams, job specifications, mounting specs, testing procedures, etc 
  • Fiber/Sweep testing 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical connections 
  • Industrial first aid and rescue training
  • Working knowledge of Fall Protection practice and procedures and tower life saving techniques
  • Communicate in person, by phone and radio with supervisor, foreman and co-workers
  • Must work in a team environment participating in tailboards throughout the day
  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions
  • Ability to lead crews as necessary
  • Work be able to work with a team, and independently as required
  • Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400 feet, for long periods of time
  • 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 pull his/her own body weight plus equipment weight up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods of time
  • Must be willing to travel out of market/state, for up to several months at a time
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather

Education and/or Experience

High School diploma or general education degree (GED); related trade school education preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have or obtain documented Authorized Climber & Competent Climber/Rescue certification from an accredited institution that meets the federal standards
  • Must have or obtain OSHA Construction 10 HR Safety Training Card issued by the US Department of Labor
  • Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Must have completed an RF/EME safety course from a competent provider with documentation


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