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Learning Alliance Corporation Tower Technician Apprentice - US Veterans Wanted in Chicago, Illinois

Tower Technician Apprentice - US Veterans Wanted

Department: Tower

Location: Chicago, IL


What is a Tower Technician?

Do you want a fulfilling career with a premier telecommunications provider? Are you interested in career growth opportunities? Looking into the industry:

  • 5G is evolving and the industry needs 20,000 technicians to install small cell sites

  • Fast growth - progress fast as you learn on-the-job

  • Travel and see the world from a different vantage point

Looking to train (on the job) individuals in the art of tower climbing, repair, maintenance and construction!

Benefits of a Tower Technician Apprentice:

  • Will train the right individual from the ground up with on-the-job-training

  • Military Veteran friendly employer

  • Pay is based on prior experience and can range from $17-20/hr

  • PTO, 401k

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Long and Short Term Disability

Responsibilities of a Tower Technician Apprentice:

  • Assist in the installation of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations

  • Installation of up-top equipment including masts, clamping, bracing, supports, antennas, RRUs, cabling, bolting, true up, shooting proper azimuth within tolerances, reading maps and a compass, torque to spec, labeling, picture-taking, documentation, plumb and tilt readings with smart level, etc.

  • Assemble monopole, all weld and knock down self-support and guyed towers

  • Antenna installation of microwave parabolic 1 to 15 foot, VHF, UHF, cellular and FM broadcast antennas

  • Transmission line and installation of foam or air dielectric coaxial, hardline and elliptical wave-guides

  • Assist in the preparation of cleanup of sites

  • Responsible for tool inventory and upkeep daily on job site.

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Ability to travel up to 75-100% of the time depending on company needs

Requirements of a Tower Technician Apprentice:


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); related trade school education preferred

  • CPR/First Aid Certified

  • Authorized Climber/Rescue Certified

  • OSHA 10 Construction Certified

Technical Skills:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and correct mechanical or electrical connections

  • Ability to operate aerial lifts, man lifts, skid steers and aerial platform equipment

  • Must have or obtain documented Authorized Climber & Competent Climber/Rescue certification from an accredited institution that meets the federal standards

  • Must have or obtain OSHA Construction 10 HR Safety Training Card issued by the US Department of Labor

  • Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification

  • Must have completed an RF/EME safety course from a competent provider with documentation

  • Industrial first aid and rescue training

  • Mechanical aptitude with hand tools preferred

Soft Skills:

  • Strong organizational, administrative, interpersonal ,verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to motivate, lead, teach and train on proper work and safety procedures

  • Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions

  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently when required

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background, fit for duty examination and drug testing

  • Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400+ feet, for long periods of time

  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes

  • 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

  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather #ZR

CollabFirst is focused on providing our transitioning military service members and veterans in our community with support to overcome the roadblocks associated with sustainable employment opportunities. We ensure our military service members receive the tools needed to succeed in civilian life and the civilian workforce. Veterans enter into careers suitable for their level of military experience and economic sustainability.