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Tower Crew Foreman

Company: ATN International, Inc.
Location: Fernley
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Commnet Broadband 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:The Tower Crew Foreman 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 equipmentMaintains antenna system maintenance by troubleshooting faults through VSWR and return loss checks, PIM testing and hands on inspections and repairWilling to travel 2-10 days at a time. Ability to be on-call and work overtime to include Saturdays, Sundays and evening hoursResponsible for documenting all maintenance and repair activityMaintains vehicles and other company assets by following periodic maintenance schedule, visual inspections and adhering to relevant policies/proceduresPerform call through testing to verify proper system operationMinimum Requirements:The Tower Crew Foreman 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 conditionsUnderstanding 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 methodsKnowledge 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 survivalPass 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 connectionsStrong computer skills including a working knowledge Windows OS/ Microsoft officeGood communication skills, both oral and writtenMaintain 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/GED5 years tower climbing experience with 1 year supervisory related experience.Desired Qualifications:Aviat, Dragon Wave, Ceragon, and Radwin microwave knowledgeManagement/leadership related trainingAbout the Company:Commnet, based in Castle Rock, Colorado, is focused on closing the digital divide in Rural America and Tribal Lands in the Western U.S. Commnet has a long and rich history of deploying communications in parts of America where there were no or few options. The Company's initial focus was to bring basic mobile wireless communications as a Mobile Network Operator, offering Mobile Wireless and Mobile Lifeline services to remote customers as well as provide a large roaming footprint for the customers of all national network operators when they come to visit and explore the beautiful rural West. Today, Commnet's focus and vision are now to connect Rural America to broadband communications in these same areas, deploying fiber middle-mile and distribution fiber to deliver retail fiber to the home (FTTH) and fixed wireless broadband services where they are needed most. Commnet is also a large wholesale provider to local Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Incumbent and Competitive Local Exchange Providers (ILECs/CLECs) as well as a build/operation partner for 5G mobile Sites for the national Mobile Network Operators. The Company also brings operational expertise to Tribal and local County and regional partners, sharing in the cost and operational responsibilities of running reliable broadband communications, but doing so with a feel that is familiar to local residents and businesses. The Commnet mission is simple: to enable (through partners and carriers) or directly deliver high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities and Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity. Agencies: All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Commnet Broadband (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status. PI185727320

Keywords: ATN International, Inc., Sparks , Tower Crew Foreman, Other , Fernley, Nevada

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