Tower Technician III
- Albuquerque, NM
Who We Are:
We are Velex, and we bring superior technical and field expertise to projects in the varied – and often challenging –tower and cell sites that power communications in both wireless and wireline scopes.
Velex employees are highly trained to bring quality and safety to even the most hazardous tower, rooftop and specialty cell structures.Who We're Looking For:
A Tower Technician III to join our growing team in the Albuquerque, NM area. The Tower Technician III is expected to perform wireless installations as well as test, analyze, and troubleshoot problems within the wireless network with minimal guidance for tasks performed. They will have a strong working knowledge of LTE, GSM, and UMTS platforms as well as highly skilled duties related to installation, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems as related to equipment installation and failure. Performs antenna sweeps, frequency spectrum sweeps and maintains site configuration data using computer software and digital photography. Routinely works with all outside installation contractors and departments within the company to complete work assignments on all equipment to include microwave, antennas, towers, coax cabling and associated equipment.
What You'll Do:
- Follow proper safety procedures when using electrical test and communications equipment and OSHA Safety standards
- Evaluate the job sites and communications equipment, and secure and protect as required
- Knowledge of sector/antenna configurations with respect to jumper and coax routing, RET settings and cabling, and fiber routing
- Fully test an antenna/line system as required via PIM or Sweep
- Proficient testing and working with Fiber
- Follow detailed method of procedures (MOP) and practices to perform maintenance on equipment
- Interpret the alarm conditions on the network and implement repairs and restoration plans to ensure minimal service disruption and impact to customer
- Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Being a team player in the truest sense, with an ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.
- The ability to maintain a desired level of quality in your work, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production.
- Experience with and the ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load
- Able to crouch, kneel, and twist throughout the work day
- Able to reach, grasp and climb with both hands
- Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive or ride in a truck for long periods of time.
- Travel Requirements: Must be available to travel up to 100% for weeks at a time if required.
- Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends if needed
- Must have a valid driver’s license with an MVR record that classifies you as insurable if required to drive and the ability to drive long distances on and off road and to tow trailers
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must be able to pass a DOT physical if required to drive
- 2+ years of experience climbing and working on Towers
- Strong leadership ability preferred
- Good oral and written communications skills and the ability to speak, write and read English
- Local to the market
- Periodic air travel will be required
- Sweep and PIM Certification preferred
- Experience with GSM, UMTS, Carrier Adds, and LTE.
- Skilled at installation, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems as they relate to equipment installation and failure
- Experience climbing towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load
- Experience testing and working with Fiber
- OSHA Safety standards certification is preferred (will provide training)
- Comtrain or Fall Rescue certification preferred (will provide training)
Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice. This position is non-exempt based on the FLSA laws. Velex uses E-verify and third party background check services during the hiring process.