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.
Responsibilities: This position is responsible for but not limited to
The Foreman is expected to perform wireless installations as well as test, analyze and troubleshoot problems within the wireless network with minimal guidance for tasks performed.
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.
Lead and manage a group of 2-3 crew members
Mentor junior team members
Follow proper safety procedures when using electrical test and communications equipment
Evaluates the job sites and communications equipment, and secures and protects as required Knowledge of antennas and polarization patterns and factors affecting bandwidth and gain/loss of antennas and spectrums
Fully test an antenna/line system as required via PIM or Sweep
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.
Performs antenna sweeps, frequency spectrum sweeps and maintains site configuration data using computer software and digital photography
Develop and maintain a positive company image and provide a strong example for crew members for quality, safety, and professionalism
Qualifications and Experience: Required:
Ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load
Must have a valid driver’s license with an MVR record that classifies you as insurable.
Must be able to drive long distances on and off road and to tow trailers.
Must be able to pass a DOT physical if required to drive.
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.
Good oral and written communications skills - will have direct customer interaction.
Strong leadership and ability to lead a team a must
Sweep and PIM Certification preferred
Extensive experience with GSM, UMTS, Carrier Adds, and LTE
Highly skilled at installation, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems as they relate to equipment installation and failure
3+ years of experience climbing and working on Towers
Experience climbing towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load
Proficient in testing and working with Fiber
Strong reporting skills to team and market leads
Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends if needed
PIM and Sweep Certifications strongly preferred
OSHA Safety standards certification is preferred (will provide training)
Comtrain or Fall Rescue certification preferred (will provide training)