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Working As A Tower Hand

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • $41,740

    Average Salary

What Does A Tower Hand Do At Beitzel Corporation

* Assist the Tower Services Foreman with Supervision of a crew of 2
* climbers
* Understand and strictly adhere to safety and quality guidelines without deviation
* Safely and efficiently complete repairs and upgrades at elevated heights
* Observe and report possible compound/equipment defects or hazards
* Ensure that Job Safety Assessment (JSA) requirements are identified, documented and followed
* Accurately follow instructions and complete assigned course of action in accordance with scope of work and methods of procedures (MOPs) and track work via checklists
* Read customer blueprints and execute scope of work per the customer’s specifications
* Identify potential value-added sales opportunities to increase company revenue
* Expansion and upgrades to established major cellular carrier networks
* Pre
* Work and Post
* Work site audits
* Cellular radio and antenna swaps
* Legacy cable plant upgrades from coaxial cable to fiber.
* Site upgrades.
* Capacity expansion.
* Willingness to take hands on approach in leading the team through demonstration.
* Other Duties as Assigned.
* The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
* The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position

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How To Become A Tower Hand

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology and receive on-the-job training. Industry certification is required for some positions.

Education

Postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computers is typically needed for telecom technicians. 

Technical instruction in basic electronics, telecommunications, and computer science offered in community colleges and technical schools may be particularly helpful. Most programs lead to a certificate or an associate’s degree in electronics repair, computer science, or related subjects.

Some employers prefer to hire candidates with an associate’s degree, particularly for positions such as central office technicians, headend technicians, and those working with commercial communications systems.

Training

Once hired, telecom technicians receive on-the-job training, typically lasting a few months. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on work with an experienced technician. In these settings, workers learn the equipment’s internal parts and the tools needed for repair. Technicians who have completed postsecondary education often require less on-the-job instruction than those who have not. 

Some companies may send new employees to training sessions to learn about equipment, procedures, and technologies offered by equipment manufacturers or industry organizations.

Because technology in this field constantly changes, telecom technicians must continue learning about new equipment over the course of their careers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some technicians must be certified to perform certain tasks or to work on specific equipment. Certification requirements vary by employer and specialization.

Organizations, such as the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, offer certifications for telecom technicians. Some manufacturers also provide certifications for working with specific equipment.

Advancement

Advancement opportunities often depend on previous work experience and training. Repairers with extensive knowledge of equipment may be qualified to become manufacturing sales representatives.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Telecom technicians must be able to distinguish different colors because they work with color-coded wires.

Customer-service skills. Telecom technicians who work in customers’ homes and offices, should be friendly and polite. They must be able to teach people how to maintain and operate communications equipment.

Dexterity. Telecom technicians’ tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Telecom technicians must be familiar with the devices they install and repair, their internal parts, and the appropriate tools needed to use, install, or fix them. They must also be able to understand manufacturers’ instructions when installing or repairing equipment.

Troubleshooting skills. Telecom technicians must be able to troubleshoot and devise solutions to problems that are not immediately apparent.

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Top Skills for A Tower Hand

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Top Tower Hand Skills

  1. New Antennas
  2. Communication Towers
  3. Cell Phone Towers
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Serviced problems with antennas and microwave dishes Install new antennas Load materials for daily work in truck
  • Climb communication towers to install, replace, or repair antennas or auxiliary equipment used to transmit and receive radio waves.
  • Install and deconstruct antennas, gates and coax lines; climb cell phone towers for repair and maintenance.
  • Construct, erect and assemble T-Mobile and Sprint cellular communication systems.
  • Communicate effectively with others to ensure all safety procedures are followed.

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