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Tower Technician III

Company: Betacom
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

OVERVIEW:Leads and assists in the construction, installation, and maintenance of communications towers and support structures and related telecommunications equipment. Leads by example to facilitate timely job completion. Tower Technicians work irregular hours, travel frequently, and work at great heights in extreme weather conditions.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Climbs and works on communications towers for the purpose of installing, replacing, and repairing antenna systems equipment. Does not require close supervision.The basic use and care of hand tools and mechanical equipment.Completes required daily Job Safety Analysis' (JSA's).Knows the hazards associated with tower climbing, construction equipment, and working on or near energized lines and equipment.The ability to climb tall structures (100 feet or more) with 50 lb. load.Analyzes situations accurately and adopts an appropriate course of action.Communicates orally and in writing.Follows instructions accurately and complete assigned course of action.Recognizes safety hazards and performs duties in a safe manner.Maintains clean, orderly environment adhering to company policies and industry regulation/standard(s) (OSHA)Knowledge of custom tower rigging techniques.Performs tape drops.Proficient with topside testing procedures (sweeps, PIM, fiber testing etc.)Performs GPS antenna alignment.Proficient with installation of antennas, RRH's, ground kits, RET systems.Troubleshoots RET systemsRuns required lines to top of the tower; grounds coax lines and builds different sizes and types of connectors.Stacks tower steel and installs of sector mounts.Basic knowledge of microwave dish and radio installations and path alignmentAble to train lower-level tower techs.Proficient with all field requirements for completion of closeout packages.OTHER DUTIES:This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:Working knowledge of basic hand tools, mechanical equipment, and electro-mechanical equipment.Knowledge of basic computer skills.Self-motivated and able to learn quickly.Ability to lift over 70 pounds.QUALIFICATIONS:Must have High school diploma or equivalent.2 to 3 years of industry experience.Good communication skills, reading and writing skills (English)Ability to lift over 70 pounds.Good computer skills. General knowledge and use of Microsoft office (Excel, Word & Outlook).Clean Driving Record & Valid Driver's License and reliable transportation to and from work.Must be able to accommodate out of town travel, if required.Working knowledge of basic hand tools, mechanical equipment, and electro-mechanical equipment.ComTrain, OSHA10, RF Awareness Training, First AID/CPR trained.Must have experience with Anritsu Site Master, Andrew, PPC, tower mapping and antenna equipment.Must have experience stacking self-support towers, installing waveguide, antennas, and microwave dishes.RF Awareness, replacement, and maintenance i.e., coax, jumpers, TMA's, connectors, and weather proofing.Highly organized and be able to effectively report verbally and written reports back to the Tower Foreman.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk much of the time. The employee is also occasionally required to sit.The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; and in outside weather conditions and is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme heat. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of electrical shock and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme cold.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Keywords: Betacom, Kent , Tower Technician III, Professions , Kent, Washington

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