CMS Company Overview
CMS is a leader in engineering, technology deployment, and construction services for the wireless industry. Our proven track record for safety and quality positions us to work with the nation’s major wireless carriers, tower owners, and technology providers. As one of the largest wireless infrastructure companies in the industry, our breadth of knowledge and technical expertise help our customers design, build, optimize, and maintain reliable wireless networks.
The Tower Technician is responsible for assisting in the erection, construction, and/or maintenance of wireless towers. Ensuring that work is performed in accordance with all safety and quality guidelines and expectations.
This is a safety-sensitive position.
Safety First – Put safety first and production second. Always.
Perform work on the tower top, looking after all aspects of work while at the tower top, ensuring that a safe, quality installation has been performed, including rigging, hoisting, landing, fastening, load hopping, etc.
Installation of up-top equipment including masts, clamping, bracing, supports, antennas, RRUs, cabling, bolting, assist in shooting proper azimuth within tolerances, labeling, picture-taking, and documentation. Assisting in gathering all closeout documents is an absolute must.
At the instruction of the Tower Lead, perform coax, fiber, lines, and hybrid cable installation, connector installation, sweep and testing assisting, weatherproofing, color-coding, labeling, etc. connect coax feedlines and jumpers per piping diagrams, and support and fasten adequately for a quality, lasting installation.
Do grounding, terminations, fastening, proper bolting and antioxidant use, support of leads, cadwelding as required, etc.
Assist with the overall job groundwork, including all tasks required to build and install a site per customer specs, maintain a safe work environment, daily use and completion of JSA forms, assist with overall crew work, maintenance of vehicles and equipment, etc.
Must continue to work towards training and certifications for tower-related work.
Assist in the installation of all tower-related aspects of the wireless cell site.
Ensure the highest level of safety and quality control requirements are upheld.
Assist in the assembly of the monopole, self-support guyed towers and rooftops.
Assist in the transmission line and installation.
Responsible for tool inventory and upkeep daily on the job site.
Other duties as assigned.
This job operates in a field environment. Must be in good physical condition with the ability to routinely bend, squat, climb, kneel, push, pull, lift 50lbs or more, lift in awkward positions, stand, and twist for extended periods.
Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 500 feet, for long periods of time.
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 for up to several months at a time (90%).
May be required to work long and unpredictable hours.
Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing.
Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat, extreme cold, rain, ice, snow, and wind.
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive company vehicles. A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a plus.
Must be able to work in a team environment and be a valued member of the crew and the company.
Successful completion of safety in rigging coursework.
Ability to operate aerial lifts, man lifts, and aerial platform equipment.
Successful completion of Industrial First Aid and Rescue Training. and Competent Climber course.
Must be able to read and understand drawings, piping diagrams, job specifications, mounting specs, testing procedures, etc.
Must be able to communicate in person, by phone, and by email with team members and clients.
Must work in a team environment, participating in tailboards throughout the day.
Must be able to read, comprehend, and carry out instructions.
Must be able to work on a team and independently as required.
Must be able to meet the physical requirements set forth in ANSI Z359 for fall protection gear
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position.
Workdays and hours are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some overtime requirements.
Weekly travel is required for this position. Usually between 80 to 100% of the time.
Education and Experience
High School diploma or general education degree (GED).
Related trade school education.
One to three years experience in climbing towers, stacking, rigging, etc.
CMS offers a comprehensive benefits package that is designed to enhance all aspects of our employees’ well-being. In addition to competitive pay, our benefits package includes the following:
Health, dental, and vision plans (for team members and their families).
Financial planning through our 401(k) program.
Additional benefits, including life and disability insurance.
CMS also encourages a healthy lifestyle by providing paid time off to our valued team members.
CMS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, and genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, CMS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
CMS expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of CMS’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.