Tower Tech 2
Date published: 29-Nov-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: TEL
Overland Contracting Inc. (OCI), a Black & Veatch company, provides construction services in the open/merit shop arena. Since 1996, OCI has been an industry leader in building vital infrastructure and provides a comprehensive range of construction services in the areas of power generation, power delivery, telecommunications, and water. Tailored to fit our clients' project-specific needs, services are available through direct hire or subcontract options utilizing open or merit shop labor in support of EPC projects, as well as construction-only work for the water, energy and telecommunications markets.
Modify, repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two‐way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship‐to‐shore,
aircraft‐to‐ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes and industry standards. May help test and analyze network coverage.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Use appropriate hand and power tools to properly measure, cut, bend, assemble and erect all components necessary for lifting, moving and installing equipment, materials, lines, antennae etc. in accordance with the
applicable plans, specifications codes and industry standards.
• Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper
support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
• Bolt systems or equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
• Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.
• Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
• Check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjust as necessary.
• Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
• Install all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower‐mounted amplifiers (TMAs).
• Take site survey photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras.
• Complete reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
• Participate in all safety related processes and programs as requested. Engage with your work team to ensure we
achieve zero injuries. Understand that no job is so important that your safety and that of your crew will be compromised. Watch for hazards and report any concerns to your supervisor or safety professional. If needed, use your stop work authority until the issue is resolved.
• Report all accidents and near misses to supervisor; participate in investigation process as needed.
• Participate in all pre‐job work planning and safety discussions. Identify safety hazards you or other employees
may be subject to and take all necessary corrective action to eliminate and/or mitigate hazards.
• Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back‐up alarms, smell of
smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens).
• Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
• Use effective verbal and written communication skills. Add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and
fractions rapidly and accurately.
• Listen to co‐workers suggestions, safety concerns, and recommendations giving full attention to what they are
saying and take the time to understand the points being made, asking questions and providing feedback when
• Provide on‐the‐job training and/or mentoring to helpers and laborers you are working with.
• Produce quality work, meeting requirements of plans, specifications and industry standards.
• Read and understand work orders, blueprints, plans datasheets, site drawings and specifications. Visualize two
dimensional drawings in three dimensions.
• With regard to that portion of the work assigned, develop complete understanding of contract plans and
specifications and plan, lay‐out, diagram, and install and/or repair all tower / telecommunications systems in accordance with those plans and specifications.
• Inspect helper's work for compliance with the, contract plans, specifications, and industry standards. Point out
deficiencies, explain them, and take corrective action needed.
• Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that
may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed reporting any issues to your supervision.
• If certified to operate equipment ensure that construction equipment is correctly operated, maintained, in good working order, and Daily Equipment Inspections are completed for equipment being used.
• Comply with Company Code of Conduct and jobsite policies.
• Perform all other job related duties as requested by supervisor.
At least 2 years of experience working as a tower erector or a combination of work experience and training, and a
working knowledge of the construction, testing, maintenance, and repair of transmission, broadcasting, switching,
control, and operation of tower telecommunications systems and equipment. Ability to understand and follow directions. In addition, must have all necessary tools (see Tower Erector Tool list). Must be at least 18 years of age.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Valid Driver’s License
• DOT Certification
• Good driving record – ability to comply with Company Driving Policy
• Anritsu Certification
• ComTrain Certified Climb/Rescue
• OSHA Training 10 hour
• RF Training
• Basic First Aid