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Mediacom Aerial Construction Lineman in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Aerial Construction Lineman

Location Cedar Rapids, IA - (CC) Capital

Working Hours Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm CST, Additional hours as needed

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GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs aerial construction and coax splicing in accordance with NESC, NEC codes and safety regulations, Mediacom specification, policies and procedures, good workmanship; utility, federal, state and local codes


  • Knowledgeable in general CATV construction practices

  • Ability to read system prints and understand the design and operation of CATV

  • Building strand, lashing cables, setting bonds, building risers, setting anchors and down guys

  • Placing and lashing coax or fiber

  • Placing self-support cable and inner duct

  • Ability to drill poles and transfers existing attachments to new poles

  • Install all cables in compliance with Mediacom Specification and all applicable codes and or regulations

  • Climbing utility poles and/or using aerial lift truck to place cables on pole per system design and spec

  • Ability to splice active plant with AC, splice and activate new plant, read tombstones and design prints, and use a signal level meter to verify plant is within spec both forward and return

  • Performing safety evaluations and testing work for quality

  • Maintaining a safe, clean work environment

  • Maintaining and handling all tools, equipment and assets safely and responsibly

  • Willing to train new ground hand(s)

  • Compliant with all safety requirements

  • Capable of working in all temperatures, climates, and weather conditions

  • Knowledge of various computer, tablet and smartphone operations for receiving work electronically

  • Knowledge and awareness of safety policies for protecting yourself, your team and the public at all times

  • Functions in various weather conditions within safety constraints

  • Provides input to supervisor on projects

  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Perform all other duties assigned


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, 2 year Degree preferred

  • 1-3 years’ experience as a CATV Construction lineman or certificate of graduation from certified apprenticeship program

  • Valid Driver’s license; satisfactory driving record

  • Ability to pass a DOT Physical

  • Knowledge of all construction tools and equipment including; bucket trucks, lasher, blocks, pulling grips, stand/cable trailers, cable layers, hoists, bolt cutters, lay-up sticks and hand lines

  • Ability to work flexible work hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime as required

  • Ability to travel and stay out of town when required

  • Ability to interact with customers and co-workers; ability to communicate verbally

  • Good written and oral communication skills


  • Ability to perform Strenuous – Physical effort represented by frequent handling of heavy objects (approx. 75-100 lbs. minimum) with a full range of motion

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