Tower Technician in Albany, NY at SBA

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Albany, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    10/17/2018

Job Description

Are you ready to join an inclusive work environment, contribute to our dynamic teams and "Seek and Achieve Excellence" in all you do? We are SBA Communications, (SBA) a leading independent owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure across North, Central and South America. Our mission is to be our customers' first-choice provider of wireless infrastructure solutions.As a member of our team, you will be inspired by our Guiding Principles; Integrity, Work Ethic, Ownership Mindset, Quality, Customer Service, Innovation and Collegiality. If you are challenged by the opportunity to stretch and grow yourself and your career, then SBA Communications can help you “Reach New Heights”.Join our Commitment to "Building Better Wireless" and apply or text keyword Towersba to 313131 Summary

Perform construction duties on a daily basis ensuring quality construction for expedited commercial deployment of services as directed by Superintendent and/or Foreman. Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Perform tower construction activities including assembling/erecting towers, installing antennas, mounting hardware, installing coax and connectors, grounding, testing, positioning, and optimizing antennas and lines.
  • Read Plans, Site Plans and Tower Drawings.
  • Install, connect and test underground and above ground grounding systems.
  • Complete work in a timely and efficient manner by planning, prioritizing, and mobilizing staff, materials to meet schedule.
  • Ensure Foreman is apprised of construction progress, concerns, and deviations from plans or established schedule.
  • Identify all materials and other resources needed to complete project.
  • Identify construction "punch list" of items to be remedied and ensure they are completed prior to customer’s inspection.
  • Maintain and enforce all SBA and OSHA safety practices, perform daily job-site safety inspections on equipment prior to operation.
  • Work with Construction Supervisor and Foreman to analyze job requirements such as labor and materials.
  • Must be able to work overtime to include Saturdays, Sundays and evening hours.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete all aspects of SBA’s Tower U training classes.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.
 Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None
 Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma / GED and 1+ year of wireless tower construction experience required or 2+ years of climbing experience required.
  • Able to read blueprints, details and specifications.
  • Cad-weld or other thermo-weld training helpful.
  • Anritsu certified a plus.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate Test Equipment a plus (i.e. RF sweep gear, PIM and Fiber Testing).Certifications in each a plus.
  • Knowledge of standard knots.
  • Successfully complete SBA Tower U and TS&R Training.
 Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
 Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
 Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
 Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License - strongly preferred/may be required depending upon the location in which the position is required to work.
  • Ability to operate Commercial Motor Vehicles a plus.
  • May be required to obtain a Medical Examiners DOT Medical Card.
  • OSHA Certification can be obtained via successful completion of SBA Tower U training class.
 Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to hear, understand and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone.
  • Visual ability correctable to 20/20.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Standing 90% of the day.
  • Ability to stoop and bend.
  • Ability to reach and stretch.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to walk, stand, bend and climb.
  • Ability to work on job site in remote location for extended periods of time.
 Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.
  • Risk of electrical shock and radiation.
  • Work near mechanical parts.
  • May work in high, precarious places.
  • Very loud noise levels equivalent to earth moving equipment and jackhammers.

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