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Tower Climber / Technician

98

Statewide
Job Postings
280th

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
420

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$19.31 - $29.55

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$18.89 - $32.64

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Tower Climber / Technician - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 98 job postings for the occupation of Tower Climber / Technician in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Tower Climber / Technician. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

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What Tower Climber / Technician Do:

Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.

Common Job Activities:

  • Climb communication towers to install, replace, or repair antennas or auxiliary equipment used to transmit and receive radio waves.
  • Perform maintenance or repair work on existing tower equipment, using hand or power tools.
  • Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
  • Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
  • Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.
  • Lift equipment into position, using cranes and rigging tools or equipment such as gin poles.
  • Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
  • Climb towers to access components, using safety equipment, such as full-body harnesses.
  • Install, connect, or test underground or aboveground grounding systems.
  • Transport equipment to work sites, using utility trucks and equipment trailers.
  • Check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjust as necessary.
  • Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
  • Install all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs).
  • Take site survey photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras.
  • Locate tower sites where work is to be performed, using mapping software.
  • Assemble or erect communications towers, using construction or rigging equipment.
  • Complete reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
  • Install or repair tower lighting components, including strobes, beacons, or lighting controllers.

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