Tower-Structural Specialist
RequestSMC-01:SF0120
CompanySilver Mountain Construction
LocationAnchorage AK
Job TypeFull Time
Date1/6/2020
  
Job Description
General Function
Tower climbers perform routine inspections and tests on broadcasting towers and may also be called upon to perform repairs and to provide input when plans for new equipment are being developed. 
Along with the installers of the tower/antennas, other crews climb the towers to perform condition checks of the towers, guy lines and lighting systems. One of the most demanding aspects of many tower climber jobs is hauling materials and tools up to the proper installation height on the tower. In most cases, the climber scales the tower to the desired height and lowers a rope to a ground crew member who then ties it to a needed part on the ground. The tower worker then pulls the piece up and secures the rope before installing the part onto the tower. 
We are looking for someone to work as part of a team to contribute all available skills to complete the project in the most efficient manner. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work.  Applicants must be responsible and willing to work in all-weather environments. Safety is our number one value.  Traveling is required; generally, a crew is out for less than a week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Climbing and working on communication towers for the purpose of installing, replacing, and repairing antenna systems equipment and performing preventative maintenance.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Climbing and working on communication towers for the purpose of installing, replacing, and repairing antenna systems equipment and performing preventative maintenance.
 

North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave, and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline 1-208-528-8714 or mail  hr@northwindgrp.com for assistance.

North Wind Construction Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
 
Qualifications
Qualifications
Education: High School diploma or GED equivalency.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of tower experience.
Background Requirements:  Applicants are required to have REAL ID ACT compliant documentation at time of hire.  Must be able to pass government background check, have and maintain a valid driver’s license
 
Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities
Excellent interpersonal skills; work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management, staff, and clients, as well as outside business associates
Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to effectively present information and respond effectively and sensitively to questions from clients, managers, staff and the general public
High degree of sensitivity and ability to maintain confidential client and employee information
Performing duties in a safe manner and recognizing hazards associated with tower climbing and nearby energized RF equipment.
Supports all regulatory, base and company specific safety rules
Industrial-Wilderness first aid certification.  (American Red Cross Adult CPR with AED, Basic First Aid, and Wilderness First Aid) – preferred
Tower climbing and Rescue certification - preferred
Wildlife Awareness training - preferred
Recognized Aviation Land and Water Survival certification - preferred
Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions per documented procedures
Organized with a strong attention to detail and capable of working with minimum supervision
Competent with MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Basic use and working knowledge of care of hand tools and mechanical equipment
 
Physical Requirements
The ability to climb structures (up to 150 feet) with 50 lb. load
Must have the ability to travel extensively within Alaska
Must be available to work weekends and/or nights, in extreme weather conditions if necessary
Capable of working up to 12 hours (on occasion)