Meridian Blue is seeking safety-conscious, hardworking, and dependable individuals who want to advance their careers in the wireless telecommunications industry. Top Hands are responsible for assisting their crew foreman in leading a crew in daily operations to construct, install, and maintain communication towers and support structures and are a vital part of Meridian Blue. The position responsibilities include:
Pay is negotiable and based on experience. This position is eligible for a $3,000 hiring bonus.
Leadership: Assisting your foreman in all aspects of tower-top work to ensure a quality installation, rigging, hoisting, and project completion by directing lower-tiered tower technicians in the daily operations while on-site.
Testing/Troubleshooting: Must be familiar with Anritsu, Andrew, PIM, JDSU, Azimuth, and antenna equipment.
Safety: Knowledge and recognition of the hazards associated with tower construction and how to direct a crew to perform work safely in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Travel: Willingness to work overtime and travel from home (including out-of-state) for up to 4 weeks at a time including weekends.
Teamwork/Training: You must be able to give and take direction, adapt quickly, and work in a team environment. Part of the Top Hands responsibility is to train new Tower Technicians in all aspects of tower top work.
Administrative: Assist in completing daily reporting, JSAs, customer documentation, and crew time-sheets, submit close-out documentation, identify materials and other resources needed to complete projects, and red lines as required by your foreman.
Heights: Ability to climb towers, when necessary, at heights up to 500 feet and work freely.
REQUIREMENTS FOR TOP HANDS
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Must have at least 2-3 years of industry experience
The ability for weekend and evening work at all times
Computer skills (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
Ability to read blueprints
Ability to read, understand, and follow company policies
Ability to pass background checks, DOT physical, and abide by Company Drug & Alcohol Policy
Valid Minnesota Driver’s License with a good driving record
Reliable transportation to and from the shop location
Ability to pass and maintain CPR/First Aid AED, OSHA 10, RF Radiation Safety Awareness, and Competent Climber Certifications
Minnesota/Wisconsin resident or willing to relocate within 30 days of hire
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TOP HANDS
Ability & willingness to climb tall structures of 500 feet or more
Ability to lift up to 75lbs
Ability to bend, lift, twist, squat, kneel and sit for extended periods of time
Ability to reach, climb, and/or grasp ladders or other tall structures
Ability to perform a variety of labor-intensive tasks, operate power, and hand tools
Ability to work outdoors in ALL weather conditions; this includes extreme temperatures (cold & heat)
Safety Equipment/Gear Provided
Nightly Per Diem
Drive Time Paid
HSA w/ Company Contribution
401k w/ match
Paid Long/Short Disability
Paid Life Insurance
$25 monthly Lifestyle Benefit
Access to Pro Sports Tickets
Ride in Brand New GMC Sierra 3500s