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Tower Technician III

Velex | West Mifflin PA 15122 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/29/2014

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Velex is currently hiring a Tower Technician III in the Pittsburgh, PA area. 

Velex is differentiated by deployment automation, strong project management and deep understanding of carriers’ needs gained by years of experience, Velex provides Tower, Civil and Equipment Installation services. 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. 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. Strong leadership ability preferred. Responsibilities (this position is responsible for but not limited to):

  • Follow proper safety procedures when using electrical test and communications equipment, OSHA Safety standards and Comtrain or Fall Rescue certified.
  • Evaluates the job sites and communications equipment, and secures and protects as required
  • Knowledge of sector/antenna configurations with respect to jumper and coax routing, RET settings and cabling, and fiber routing.
  • Ability to fully test an antenna/line system as required via PIM or Sweep
  • Proficient in testing and working with Fiber
  • Ability to 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.
  • Travel requirement - 100% for Technicians but flexible to travel outside of market for weeks at a time if required by market lead.
  • Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends if needed
  • Good oral and written communications skills - will have direct customer interaction.
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive long distances on and off road and to tow trailers.

Qualifications and Experience:Required:

  • Ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load
  • 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an MVR record that classifies you as insurable if required to drive
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical if required to drive.
  • 2+ years of experience climbing and working on Towers
  • Good oral and written communications skills

Desired:

  • 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
  • Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends if needed
  • OSHA Safety standards certification is preferred (will provide training)
  • Comtrain or Fall Rescue certification preferred (will provide training)

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Location West Mifflin, PA, 15122, United States
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Contact Name Katherine Mooney
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