Construction Technician - Starting at $24.63/hr up to $37/hr
Posted on: January 15, 2022
About the Role:
Construction Technician-Line Worker, -Drill Operator, Plow
Operator, Hydro-Vac Operator, Aerial and Underground Construction.
Responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining poles, cables
and conduits; installing aerial and buried cables with associated
hardware as required to build jobs; the running of fiber optic,
copper and other necessary cable in the telecommunications space,
both aerial and in underground infrastructure, such as manholes;
maintaining the safety of the crew by providing direction regarding
procedures, road safety, manhole safety, attending safety meetings
as requested; maintaining material inventory, DOT vehicle
inspection; operate heavy machinery; and other duties as assigned,
including, but not limited to, splicing copper and fiber cable and
any tasks associated with splicing cable. The job will include work
on weekends, holidays, standby and unscheduled hours and overtime.
Travel is required and may be over 50% of the year depending on the
What You'll Do:
Line Worker, Drill Operator, Plow Operator, Hydro-Vac Operator,
Aerial and Underground Construction
Install, repair and maintain poles.
Install aerial cables (fiber and copper); set up service for
customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment
Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test
Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test
results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults
Access specific areas to string lines or install terminal boxes,
auxiliary equipment, or appliances, using bucket trucks, or by
climbing poles or ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl
String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or
trenches and pull lines to proper tension using jacks, hoist and
other equipment as necessary.
Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks
Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string it through
conduits running through trenches/manholes as requested and
Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.
Ability to use a variety of construction equipment to complete
installations, such as digger derricks, bucket trucks, back hoes,
trenchers, or cable plows.
Dig trenches for underground wires or cables.
Understand staking sheets and blueprints.
Perform work in accordance with industry standards. Be familiar
with RUS standards, read and follow design engineers' instructions
and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and
adhere to safety procedures.
Prepare engineering field notes. Interpret buried underground and
aerial telecom facilities in records, on maps and in the field with
clarity and detail -and make recommendations for changes in running
line or construction methodologies.
Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes as
Perform routine maintenance. Recognize and repair route issues
including but not limited to hand hole cleanup, sign placement, and
weed control as required.
Fill and tamp holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices
Splice copper and fiber cables and tasks associated with
Other work as assigned.
1 year of outside plant construction experience including the
installation, repair and maintenance of poles and buried or aerial
Pole climbing certification
Ability to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds
Ability to work in all weather conditions, year round
Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights
Ability to work an on-call schedule rotation as well as
days/nights/overnights/weekends/holidays/overtime, as needed
Valid driver's license
Minimum qualifications to obtain a CDL
Ability to pass DOT certification
High School Diploma or equivalency
Ability to Travel
Exceptional time-management and attention to detail to complete all
paperwork accurately and on-time.
5 or more years of experience
OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course and Buck Squeeze (Pole Climbing
Proficient at operating various Construction Equipment.
Job Category: Bargaining
Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we
celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their
ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status,
current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other
status protected by law, and to give full consideration to
qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse
voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive
culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer,
pre-employment drug testing.
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