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What Will You Do?
- Operate digger derrick trucks to set steel and wood poles up to 60-feet in height.
- Install, splice, terminate and repair underground and aerial fiber optic cables.
- Climb radio communication towers ranging in height from 50 to 500 feet to repair, maintain or install RF transmission and communication systems in all environments.
- Install coax, waveguide, antennas and supporting hardware while traversing towers utilizing 100-percent fall protection at all times.
What Will You Learn?
As an Installation Technician, you will receive formal training in communications tower climbing, safety and rescue. You will also learn how to install the major communications components in our telecommunications network. You will be prepared to provide basic infrastructure support.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a class A CDL within the probation period.
- Must be able to work at heights up to 500 feet.
- Must be able to perform heavy physical labor.
- Must have the following: 1) formal training equivalent to an associate's degree or higher in the electronics field or a related technical field OR 2) 4+ years of experience working with electrical components or working with electronic equipment.
- Must pass a Skilled-Craft Battery exam (see sample) to be considered for an interview.
As an Installation Technician, you can expect to earn about $33.08 an hour if Class A or $28.54 an hour if Class B, with actual pay depending on location and Union-negotiated agreements.