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Velex Foreman in Des Moines, Iowa

Velex, Inc. is hiring a Foreman in the following area(s): Des Moines, IA,US-MN (Remote), US-ND (Remote), US-NE (Remote), US-SD (Remote).

Who We're Looking For:

Velex is currently looking for a Foreman to join our growing team in the MN, ND, SD, NE and IA region. The Foreman will be responsible for performing wireless installations as well as test, analyze and troubleshoot problems within the wireless network with minimal guidance for tasks performed. They routinely work with all outside installation contractors and departments within the company to complete work assignments on all equipment to include microwave, antennas, towers, coax cabling and associated equipment. They develop and maintain a positive company image and provide a strong example for crew members for quality, safety, and professionalism.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead and manage a group of 2-3 crew members and mentor junior team members

  • Follow proper safety procedures when using electrical test and communications equipment

  • Evaluate the job sites and communications equipment, and secures and protects as required Knowledge of antennas and polarization patterns and factors affecting bandwidth and gain/loss of antennas and spectrums

  • Fully test an antenna/line system as required via PIM or Sweep

  • Follow detailed method of procedures (MOP) and practices to perform maintenance on equipment

  • Interpret the alarm conditions on the network and implement repairs and restoration plans to ensure minimal service disruption and impact to the customer

  • Perform antenna sweeps, frequency spectrum sweeps and maintains site configuration data using computer software and digital photography

  • Read and understand CD’S and RFDS so you can make sure radios and antennas are set according to build plans

  • Climb tower during the build/upgrade as needed to ensure quality

  • Train other Tower Technicians and Apprentices

The Qualities You Possess:

  • Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed

  • Being a team player in the truest sense, with an ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals

  • The ability to maintain a desired level of quality in your work, especially by means of attention to every stage of the process of delivery or production

The Skills and Background You'll Bring:

  • Experience with and the ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load

  • Able to crouch, kneel, bend and twist throughout the work day

  • Able to reach, grasp and climb with both hands

  • Computer literate

  • Must be able to pass a drug test and background check

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with an MVR record that classifies you as insurable if required to drive and the ability to drive long distances on and off road and to tow trailers

  • Must be able to become DOT certified if designated as an eligible driver for the Company

  • Must be able to sit, stand, walk, and drive or ride in a truck for long periods of time

  • Must be 21 years of age or older if required to drive

  • 100% travel required. Must be able to travel outside of local market and any state across the U.S., possibly for weeks at a time.

  • Flexible to work shift work to include maintenance window and weekends as needed

  • Good oral and written communications skills and the ability to speak, write and read English

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, regulations, instruction manuals, blueprints, and specifications

  • Must be able to accurately track crew member hours on a daily/weekly basis and submit time for management approval in a timely manner

  • Strong leadership and ability to lead a team a must

  • Local to market

  • Periodic air travel will be required

  • Extensive experience with GSM, UMTS, Carrier Adds, DAS and LTE

  • Highly skilled at installation, testing, maintaining, and troubleshooting network systems as they relate to equipment installation and failure

  • 3+ years of experience climbing and working on Towers

  • Proficient in testing and working with Fiber

  • Strong reporting skills to team and market leads

  • PIM and Sweep Certifications strongly preferred

  • OSHA Safety standards certification is preferred (will provide training)

  • Comtrain or Fall Rescue certification preferred (will provide training)

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

This position is Non-Exempt based on the FLSA laws. Our company uses E-verify and third party background check services during the hiring process.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Time Type:

Full time

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We are the future of Telecom.

Deploying 5G networks faster, cheaper and more efficiently while maintaining excellent safety. We are the hard working, courageous industry leading professionals who bring Telecom to life. Our expertise and knowledge enables us to be agile, adaptable and flexible to meet your needs so we can collaboratively deliver the future of 5G and beyond.

Whether you are expanding geographically with new site and network builds, or require existing network maintenance, we have the ability to upgrade and enhance your company now.

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