Tower Maintenance Tech II

Qualtek Akron , OH 44301

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

Job Summary:The Maintenance Tech 3 performs construction work on towers, including removing existing antennas, transmission lines, and associated equipment as well as installing new antennas, radios, transmission lines, and associated equipment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Climb towers

  • Rigging

  • Install antennas and associated equipment on towers

  • Ensure climber safety for self and others on the crew

  • Train and mentor the Tech 2 and Tech 1 on the crew

  • Assist with all tower top RF, fiber, and DC power testing

  • Interpret test results and troubleshooting system issues

  • Responsible for tool inventory and daily upkeep on job site

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Minimum of nine months climbing experience

  • Knowledge and proven ability to perform Fiber/Sweep testing

  • Knowledge of knots and tower rigging necessary

  • Working knowledge of fall protection practices and procedures and tower life saving techniques

  • Knowledge of knots and tower rigging techniques

Technical Skills:

  • 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

  • Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification

  • Must have completed an RF/EME safety course from a competent provider with documentation

  • Industrial first aid and rescue training

  • Proficient ability to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical issues

  • Ability to safely work tower top independently

  • Ability to identify tower top components easily and assist the Maintenance Foreman with troubleshooting or repairing to completion of job

  • Proficient ability to perform and interpret Sweep, PIM, other RF system tests, Fiber tests and DC power tests

Soft Skills:

  • Ability to read, comprehend, and carry out instructions

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently when required

  • Ability to motivate, lead, teach, and train on proper work and safety procedures

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

  • Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 500 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 75 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 weeks at a time

  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather

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