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Tower Technician -Veterans Wanted- No Experience Necessary - Military veterans preferred

Learning Alliance Corporation (

$18-22 /hr

  full-time   employee

United States

Are you ready for a fulfilling career with a premier telecommunications provider? Are you interested in upward mobility in a growing industry? Are you ready to take that next step to change your life? The nation is transitioning from 4G to 5G nationwide and 20,000 Installer Technician Apprentices, Wireless Technicians, Tower Technicians, and Tower Climbers **are needed to install, repair, and replace antennas at small cell sites. The telecommunications industry is booming and adapting to meet the demand of the nation.

Benefits of a Tower Technician:
- Pay range from $18-22 per hour.
- Long-term careers with upward mobility.
- Paid Time Off, Optional 401k, and Holiday pay.
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Long- and Short-Term Disability.
- Veteran-friendly employer.
- No experience needed.

Looking to train (on the job) individuals in the art of tower climbing, maintenance, repair, upgrading, and construction.

Job Summary:
An Installation Technician Apprentice works with cell phone towers to provide wireless communications services. An Installation Technician Apprentice may assist in setting support infrastructure to build towers from the ground up. They also conduct routine maintenance, while also installing more delicate equipment antennas, lighting at the top of the towers which requires additional education, experience, and training.

Responsibilities of a Tower Technician:
- Responsible for tool inventory and upkeep daily on the job site.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Structured wiring on all coaxial and wired cables as needed at job sites.
- Rooftop deployment on small cell devices to be installed as needed.
- Installation of 5G equipment at all small cell sites.
- Assist in the installation of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations.
- Transmission line and installation of foam or air dielectric coaxial, hardline and elliptical waveguides.
- Assist in the preparation of cleanup of sites.
- Installation of up-top equipment including masts, clamping, bracing, supports, antennas, RRUs, cabling, bolting, true up, shooting proper azimuth within tolerances, reading maps and a compass, torque to spec, labeling, picture-taking, documentation, plumb and tilt readings with smart level, etc.
- Assemble monopole, all weld and knockdown self-support, and guyed towers.
- Antenna installation of microwave parabolic 1-to-15-foot, VHF, UHF, cellular, and FM broadcast antennas.

Requirements of a Tower Technician:
- CPR/First Aid Certified.
- Authorized Climber/Rescue Certified.
- OSHA 10 Certified for construction.
- RF/EME Awareness certified
- High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
- Trade School Experience: Preferred
- Ability to travel up to 75-100% of the time depending on company needs

Physical Requirements:
- Must be willing to travel out of market/state, for up to several months at a time.
- May be required to work long and unpredictable hours.
- Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather.
- Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background, fit for duty examination, and routine drug testing.
- Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400+ feet, for long periods
- Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools, and boxes.
- Must be able to pull his/her body weight plus equipment weight up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods.

Soft Skills:
- Strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Ability to motivate, lead, teach and train on proper work and safety procedures.
- Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions.
- Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently when required.

Technical Skills:
- Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
- Must have completed an RF/EME safety course from a competent provider with documentation.
- Industrial first aid and rescue training.
- Mechanical aptitude with hand tools preferred.
- Ability to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical connections.
- Ability to operate aerial lifts, man lifts, skid steers, and aerial platform equipment.
- Must have or obtain documented Authorized Climber & Competent Climber/Rescue certification from an accredited institution that meets the federal standards.
- Must have or ability to obtain OSHA Construction 10 HR Safety Training Card issued by the US Department of Labor.

Learning Alliance Corporation is a telecom trade school. Through direct and indirect employer partnerships, we recruit, educate, certify, and place students nationwide to over 200 telecom companies. LA's primary training program ("Broadband Digital Installer" or BDI) is a four-week live bootcamp-style training program where we prepare students for multiple telecommunications-related jobs including: telecom tower work (including climbing), fiber optic work, structured wiring, and others.

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