Tower Technician Apprentice

Lexicom - Portland, OR
$23 - $26 an hourFull-time +110 hour shift +1

Have you always wanted to...

  • Learn a trade and find a career in a fast-paced, future-oriented industry?
  • Work with a team of other motivated, professional individuals that also get **** done?
  • Experience what it's like to have a "view from the office" that's 200' off the ground? It's definitely more exciting than WFH...

Lexicom Wireless is looking for motivated individuals that are looking for something different. This is not a traditional 9-5 job. This is an experience, and an opportunity to learn the ropes of a new industry.

We are seeking Tower Apprentices who are driven to learn, and who want to grow with our company.

We will provide all necessary training, fund your education and certifications, and provide guidance and mentorship for Tower Apprentices to realize Tower Technician 1 positon (pay rate is $25-$28/hour) within six months.

Lexicom Wireless is a Oregon-based tower company, founded in 2013. Today, we are family owned and operated, and committed to being professional, genuine, purpose driven, and solutions oriented with our team members and clients. We strive to do the right thing, always.

Check out our website at www.lexicomwireless.com for more info.

Interested? Apply and let's see if it's a good fit.

JOB PURPOSE

This is an entry – level position. The primary responsibilities of the Apprentice are safely and efficiently working at heights of 6-300 feet and at ground level to install or maintain telecommunications equipment and facilities. Incumbents of this position will travel to job locations out of the Portland Metropolitan area for up to 90% of the time for their job duties for 40 to 65 hours a week with rare weekend work.

COMPENSATION

Wage Range: $23.00-26.00 / hour. Per Diem $50 / night while working out of town. This position is eligible for up to 80 hours of PTO annually plus National holidays, 401k program with up to 5% contribution matching after 90 days.
Eligible employees may also enroll in the company-sponsored health insurance plan, which shares the cost of health, dental, and vision coverage with the employee, plus company paid life and disability insurance.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (*)

(50%) 1. Inspect trucks and trailers, complete daily maintenance and inventory logs, unload and load vehicles. Select proper equipment, tools, materials for the tasks of the day and or week. Clean and organize trucks daily, manage debris on site. Prepare job materials, and tools needed for the day set up on site. Identify all hazards and alert management to maintain a safe work environment.

(35%) 2. Perform telecommunications installations and maintenance work on elevated structures and compounds. Rig, hoist, and use hand tools at heights. Take direction and execute tasks with little to no supervision. Check in with Team Lead when task is complete and when questions arise.
(5%) 3. Work safely around heavy machinery and equipment.

(10%) 4. Document work and upload photos using mobile handheld device into cloud based apps.

*This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. At all times, employees will be required to follow any instruction and to perform any other duties within this or a lower job level
upon the request of their supervisor. At times employees may also be required to perform higher level duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION REQUIREMENTS
Demonstrated skills: Follow step by step instructions verbal and written (English). Assemble materials by interpreting a diagram. Communicate professionally.
Ability to: Be actively moving throughout a 8-10 hour work day. Climb 200 ft two times a day (400 feet up, 400ft down) with your body weight plus 50# of gear. Work safely in inclement weather conditions. Read and use measuring devices. Ask questions when the next step is unclear. Use a cell phone and computer. Drive utility truck and tow trailers.
Working knowledge of: Proper use of hand tools and power tools (drill, impact, Sawzall, band saw, grinder) and Basic math: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication of whole numbers and fractions (Required). Heavy Towing and
Material Handling and Microsoft Office Suite (Preferred).

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: High School Graduate or Equivalent Required.
Experience: 6+ months experience in physically demanding job position in agriculture, construction, warehouse, manufacturing. Previous elevated work, equipment operation, experience operating power tools heavy towing and
material handling experience preferred.
Professional Certifications Preferred but not Required: First Aid / CPR AED, OSHA10, Manlift, Blood Borne Pathogens Awareness, Hazard Communication, Radio Frequency Awareness.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 - $26.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift

Work Location: On the road

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