Tower Technician 2
Date published: 10-Dec-2017
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.
Overland Contracting is seeking an experienced tower technician to join our Telecommunications team. This Technician will 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.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
This role will covering the Ohio and Pennsylvania market. Relocation assistance is available for interested parties.
• 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).
• 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.
• 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 appropriate.
• 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 actions necessary to accomplish the foregoing principal duties and accountabilities.
• Work in other crafts at levels appropriate to training and skills as requested by project supervision.
• Perform all other job related duties as requested by supervisor.
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:
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
Valid Driver’s License
Good driving record – ability to comply with Company Driving Policy
ComTrain Certified Climb/Rescue
OSHA Training 10 hour
Basic First Aid
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