Tower Crew Foreman

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

General Summary:

ATN international is a leading wireless communications company serving rural communities throughout the US.  We are seeking an experienced, motivated, professional Tower Crew Foreman to join our innovative, fast-paced and dynamic team environment. 

This position reports directly to the Network Operations Manager and will lead a crew of 2 to 3 personnel.  The incumbent will provide a full range of responsibilities that include but are not limited to:  the maintenance of tower mounted assets, periodic preventive maintenance routines, quality control inspections on new builds, and trouble shooting and diagnosis of faulty tower mounted components.  This position will continually participate in ongoing efforts to enhance customer satisfaction, company profit and personal job mastery.  All work shall be conducted in a safe, efficient and professional manner.

This is a chance for an experienced, self-motivated tower Foreman to take ownership of a wireless communications network with responsibility for its health and reliability.  Commnet’s RF network includes CDMA/UMTS/LTE cellular technologies, microwave and other wireless technologies.

Essential Job Duties and Expectations:

·        Must be able to lead a crew of 2-3 tower climbers and solve team issues.  Good work ethic, positive attitude, reliability and a team mentality is an absolute must.  Ensure team performs assigned duties in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with company and OSHA guidelines.

·        Responsible for maximizing crew efficiency with a focus on safety and productivity.  Ultimately responsible and accountable for all activities of the crew, equipment and company resources.

·        Preventive and corrective maintenance on the following equipment: antenna systems, fiber optics, DC power, RF transmission path and  microwave communication equipment

·        Maintains antenna system maintenance by troubleshooting faults through VSWR and return loss checks, PIM testing and hands on inspections and repair

·        Willing to travel 2-10 days at a time.  Ability to be on-call and work overtime to include Saturdays, Sundays and evening hours

  • Responsible for documenting all maintenance and repair activity

·        Maintains vehicles and other company assets by following periodic maintenance schedule, visual inspections and adhering to relevant policies/procedures

·        Perform call through testing to verify proper system operation

Minimum Requirements:

·        Must have the ability to climb towers, be able to lift 50 lbs., and be cable of working up to 12 hours on occasion.  Frequent performance of duties in outside weather conditions w/ occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions

·        Understanding of operating principles of RF transmitters and receivers, AC and DC power and grounding system design, testing, and maintenance.  Ability to troubleshoot and replace components utilizing vendor-approved methods

·        Knowledge of proper rigging techniques and rated capacities of gear that is utilized.

·        Experience with various test equipment, such as antenna sweep test gear (JDSU), multi meter, spectrum analyzer (JDSU), PIM tester (Anritsu), and the ability to understand test results and use those results to identify faulty components.

·        Knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines and practical use of these guidelines as well as all other applicable safety laws and policies preferred.  Must maintain and enforce the safety program, ensure daily job site safety plans are reviewed and followed.  Ensure crew recognizes and performs duties within OSHA safety guidelines as well as all applicable safety laws and policies.  Immediately stops work when unsafe work practices or conditions exist.

·        Certification or the ability to obtain certification on the following areas:  Tower climber and rescue, CPR/First aid, RF awareness and safety, OSHA 10, PIM and winter survival

·        Pass preliminary and random drug screening, criminal background check and driving background check.  Possession of a valid driver license.

·        Operate and verify proper temporary generator wiring and connections

·        Strong computer skills including a working knowledge Windows OS/ Microsoft office

·        Good communication skills, both oral and written

·        Maintain and track all assigned company assets including trucks, trailers, test equipment, tools, PPE, safety kits, and materials.  Management of ordering materials and equipment, including truck stocking to pre-determined levels.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 5 years tower climbing experience with 1 year supervisory related experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Aviat, Dragon Wave, Ceragon, and Radwin microwave knowledge
  • Management/leadership related training