Tower Helper


Req#: 33201BR

Date published: 10-Dec-2017

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: TEL

Level: 001

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.

Primary Purpose:
This Tower Helper will primarily work to ensure materials are delivered to and from tower sites in timely manner along with site cleanup and maintenance. May work to assist tower erectors with the repair, installation or maintenance of 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.

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.Driving, Pick up and Delivery of Telecom Construction Materials.
Filing, posting, and preparation and control of documents and forms. Data entry to automated materials systems. Fax and copy documents.
Assist Field Material Supervisor as needed
• Learn to read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
• As directed, help 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 equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
• Help tower erectors as necessary in the testing operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing
tools or software.
• Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
• Learn to and help tower erectors check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and
adjust as necessary.
• Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
• Help 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.
• When necessary or requested 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).
• Understand, support, and follow lockout/tag out procedures. Attend site specific training and assure you follow all
procedures as out lined in training.
• 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

Minimum Qualifications:
Contact Compensation 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:
Prior experience working as a tower erector or a similar craft as a helper or laborer, and a basic knowledge of the tower
craft. Developing Knowledge of the construction, testing, maintenance, and repair of transmission, broadcasting,
switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. Ability to understand and follow directions. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Valid Driver’s License
DOT Certification
Good driving record – ability to comply with Company Driving Policy

Facts and Figures

  • OCI is moving our Headquarters to the Raleigh, NC Area in the summer of 2015 to allow better alignment with our parent company, Black & Veatch, and one of their engineering execution offices, also located in the Raleigh, NC Area.
  • OCI has a presence in several key markets across the US and has the capabilities and infrastructure to fully execute complex EPC projects domestically.
  • OCI worked a total of 1,722,510 + Man Hours in 2014
  • OCI employed over 1,591 Craft Professionals and over 622 Salaried


BV/OCI Midland Water Project
Telecom Direct Hire Video