Tower Foreman

Qualtek
Full time Full day
Fargo, ND

Job Description


The Foreman will provide on-site supervision of all construction related activities including, erection and repair of towers and co-location system placement. This position will complete construction projects by scheduling materials, equipment, and personnel, monitoring projects, enforcing code and safety regulations, and supervising technicians and sub-contractors.


Primary Responsibilities:



  • Supervise and assist in the installation of all aspects of wire cell site RF Antenna installations

  • Lead tower top work and ensure that a quality and safe installation has been performed, including rigging, hoisting, landing, fastening, etc.

  • Observe and direct work to ensure the highest level of safety and quality control requirements are upheld

  • Perform tower inspections, inventories and audits

  • Review all documentation to prepare for installation, assemble the necessary materials, determine required installation methods, tools and equipment and direct crew subordinate

  • Identify and select cables, ropes, blocks, and tackle by weight and size of load to be moved

  • Maintain equipment and material inventory on crew truck(s)

  • Collect and review all on-site closeout documentation and submit to the project manager per the deliverable timelines

  • Coordinate with the site owner representative for site related activities and maintain a good working relationship with each

  • Provide direction to Crane Operators engaged in hoisting and moving loads, to ensure the safety of others and material handled

  • Train junior crew staff members

  • Attend regular safety meetings


Job Requirements


Education:



  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); related trade school education preferred


Experience:



  • 5-7 years of tower climbing experience, at least 2-4 years managing a crew

  • Previous experience as a foreman on tower and antennae systems related scopes

  • Specific experience with wireless carrier builds and maintenance

  • Ability to demonstrate connector applications

  • Must have an understanding of the installation and testing of the latest technologies (LTE, CDMA, UMTS)

  • Ability to read site installation documentation and build accordingly


Technical Skills:



  • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA Construction 30 hour Safety Training Card

  • Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification

  • Anritsu Site Master Certification is required

  • PIM Tester preferred, not required

  • RF Safety Awareness

  • Cellular antennae/mounting

  • Coaxial systems and diplexers

  • Successful completion of Comtrain or Gravitec training upon hire

  • Understanding and proficient remote electrical downtilts/Bias-T's

  • Understanding and proficient Site and equipment grounding

  • Understanding and proficient Sweep/PIM testing

  • Demonstrated ability to install remote radio heads

  • Fiber/DC power hybrid cables

  • Civil/tower construction and quality assurance practices and procedures

  • Construction safety practices


Soft Skills:



  • Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment

  • Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with customers, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies.

  • Highly organized and detail orientated

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment


Physical Requirements:



  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing

  • Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400 feet, for long periods of time

  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes

  • Must be able to pull his/her own body weight plus equipment weight up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods of time

  • Must be willing to travel out of market/state up to 100% of the time

  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather


EOE

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