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TOWER CLIMBER TECHNICIAN 1 - 4

TOWER CLIMBER TECHNICIAN 1 - 4

Panama Equipment is currently looking for efficient, safety minded, skilled Tower Technicians. This is for a full time, long term position in the Telecommunications industry (cell phone towers). Applicants should have hands on experience in the construction industry as well as reliable transportation to get to and from job sites/office. Person(s) with special skills such as anything within the telecom industry, concrete finishing, electrical, carpentry is especially in high demand. We offer a consistent work schedule, competitive pay, and benefits. The ideal candidates can work with minimal oversight and able to follow directions closely. He or she should be familiar with construction safety standards and OSHA certifications are a plus.

Required Skilled Technician Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to climb to heights and conduct work with proper safety restraints
  • Lift heavy loads up to 70 lbs and navigate construction site terrain
  • Dig pits, trenches and foundations in preparation for job site construction
  • Identify utility lines
  • Operate vehicles and possibly equipment
  • Perform setup and cleanup tasks at a job site
  • Direct traffic when necessary to ensure safety of pedestrians, motorists and work crew
  • Back-fill trenches and pits when necessary
  • Provide labor support as needed for specialty crew
  • Perform general maintenance of construction equipment and vehicles
  • Basic computer skills.
  • The ability to read and write in English; excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and travel out of market when necessary.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Certifications: OSHA 10, OSHA 30, Climb and Rescue, CPR/First Aid, RF Safety, and Scaffold Safety.
  • Identify building process
  • Read and interpret drawings
  • Knowledge of building codes, environmental regulations, and safety requirements
  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • 2+ years’ construction industry experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission vehicle
  • Comfort working in high-stress environment with extreme weather fluctuations

Antenna and Line Technician Levels 1-4

Business Area: Panama Equipment/Towers Unlimited

Compensation: Hourly

Summary – Tech 1 (entry level)

The role of an Antenna and Line Technician Level 1 (AL1) is to engage in construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures. The AL1 reports to his onsite foreman as well as the Project Manager.

  • Required to lift items in excess of 50 lbs
  • Always act in a safe manner following all safety standards
  • Show proficiency in telecom terminology
  • Perform all work per foreman’s instructions
  • Removal and parking of vehicles from warehouse; all loading of equip / material at warehouse and in vehicles
  • Demonstrate general understanding of overall site layout and associated equipment
  • Report any violations to the construction foreman
  • Perform daily and final site clean-up
  • Proper use of basic hand tools and power tools
  • Set up of tools and material on job site per direction of Foreman
  • Dig trenches for power, Telco and RF cable runs
  • Learn proper knots for loading and rigging and perform proper weather sealing techniques
  • Run RF cables to antennas and all necessary grounding on tower to antennas and RF lines
  • Assist in setting antennas per assigned azimuths and tilts

Paint all cabling and antennas per site specifications

Summary - Tech 2

The role of an Antenna and Line Technician Level 2 (AL2) is to engage in construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures. The AL2 reports to his onsite foreman as well as the Project Manager.

  • Able to perform all aspects of the AL1 position
  • Required to lift items in excess of 50lbs
  • Have a general understanding of basic troubleshooting issues
  • Removal and parking of vehicles; all loading of equip / material at warehouse and in vehicles
  • Possess active climbing certificates and assist AL4 in leading tower erection and RF / plumbing installation including all climbing
  • Be familiar with installing antennas and necessary cabling and grounding; be familiar with installing and connecting GPS antennas
  • Have basic knowledge of site /project scope of work
  • Have knowledge of standards /guidelines for installation by both company and client standards (patching, grounding, electrical)
  • Have ability to perform a minimum of 1 - 2 hours of unsupervised work following AL4 or AL3 direction
  • Assist in sweep / line testing; have proper knowledge of rigging / loading techniques; platform building; proper use of a capstans hoist / tagging
  • Identify safety hazards both in the air and on the ground
  • Cement pouring / cement work; electrical installation and testing
  • Anritsu certified (Sweep Testing)

Connectorize RF cables and connect to antennas (RF & connector certified)

Summary - Tech 3

The role of Antenna and Line Technician Level 3 (AL3) is to engage in construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures. The AL3 reports directly to the Antenna and Line Technician 4 (CT4) if part of a large crew and /or the Project Manager if running a small 2-3-man crew. When running a small crew, the AL3 determines scope daily using construction drawings, bid notes, and construction schedule developed by the planning department; selects materials and structural units and inspects them to ensure conformance with provisions of building code and local ordinance; ensures Actual hours do not exceed the Estimated hours; reports all Change Order needs to their PM. On occasion, the AL3 will also have direct communication with the client’s Construction Managers.

  • Able to perform all aspects of AL2 position
  • Required to lift in excess of 50lbs
  • Perform cabinet installation
  • Be proficient in all site paperwork / turnover documentation
  • Make sure that all documents needed are uploaded to SharePoint daily or handed in to Project Coordinator
  • Complete close out package items and turn into COP team and PM daily
  • Be proficient in various cell site testing equipment
  • To have knowledge of standards /guidelines for installation by both company and client standards
  • Connect power and Telco from utility to cabinets
  • Perform all work per site drawings, permits and building codes
  • Run conduit in trenches for power, Telco and RF
  • Troubleshoot and repair site deficiencies (cabinet, lines, antennas, integrated equipment)
  • Perform antenna electrical tilt / RET programming

Summary Tech 4 (foreman)

The role of an Antenna and Line Technician Level 4 (AL4) is to coordinate and oversee activities of workers engaged in construction, installation, and repair of structures and fixtures. The AL4 reports directly to the Project Manager. The AL4 determines scope on a daily basis using construction drawings, bid notes, and construction schedule developed by the planning department; selects materials and structural units and inspects them to ensure conformance with provisions of building code and local ordinance; ensures Actual hours do not exceed the Estimated hours; reports all Change Order needs to their Manager. The AL4 will also have direct communication with the client’s Construction Managers.

Responsibilities

  • Able to perform all aspects of CT3 position
  • Required to lift in excess of 50lbs
  • Review site drawings to ensure there are necessary tools, supplies and crew to complete the site scope
  • Make sure that all documents needed are submitted daily or handed in to COP team
  • Maintain site documents folder including permits, safety information, and site drawings
  • Perform site walks with customer and provide pictures, Bill of Materials and site requirements related to scope
  • Complete close out package and turn in daily to COP team
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager on pre-planned site-specific issues such as utility and Telco routing, access issues, inventory verification, and permits
  • Check out necessary tools and inventory from warehouse prior to construction start. Responsible for proper use and security of checked out tools and that they are returned to warehouse clean and ready for reuse
  • Keep crew motivated and on task focused on safety and quality
  • Maintain site safety tote bags and their togetherness
  • Maintain professional attitude when working with client’s, Construction Manager' or MM‘
  • Provide feedback to management about safer and more efficient work practices that can be employed in the field
  • Keep job sites OSHA compliant

Accountability

  • Accountable to Foreman /Project Manager (PM) to ensure work is completed following all safety standards daily
  • Accountable to PM to accurately update and complete timecard daily
  • Accountable to PM/MD for adhering to Panama Equipment Policies and Procedures
  • Accountable to PM/MD is in ensuring CPR/FA, Climber safety, sweep testing, and OSHA certifications remain up to date.
  • Accountable to PM ensuring daily tailgate safety meetings with crews are conducted covering relevant topics for the work scheduled daily (if running a crew)
  • Accountable to PM/MD ensuring work is completed daily per drawings, bid notes, and construction schedule, meeting or exceeding Panama Equipment and customer quality standards
  • Accountable to PM/MD ensuring all projects meet or exceed estimated direct project hours daily
  • Accountable to PM ensuring daily tailgate safety meetings with crew are conducted covering relevant topics for the work scheduled daily (if running a crew)
  • Accountable to PM/MD ensuring work is completed daily per drawings, bid notes, and construction schedule, meeting or exceeding Panama Equipment and customer quality standards (if running a crew)
  • Accountable to PM/MD ensuring all projects meet or exceed estimated direct project hours daily

Job Type: Full-time

Location:

  • Houston, TX (Required)
  • Possible travel

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • OSHA 10 or 30 (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)