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Nelnet OSP Telecom Lineman / Foreman - Traveling Position in NE and CO in Des Moines, Iowa

At ALLO, we believe people are our biggest asset. Our team brings the ALLO mission to life because as local members of each community, we live, work, play, and volunteer right here with you. We're passionate about being involved and contributing to the success and progress of each of our fiberhoods.

We pursue these passions because ALLO leaders have created a workplace where folks are valued, ideas are heard, and work-life balance is an everyday practice.

ALLO OSP Construction – join a growing new OSP aerial construction team for one of the nation’s highest rated broadband service providers. We are hiring exceptional Aerial/Overhead Telecom Linemen!

OSP Telecom Lineman / Foreman is responsible for performing diversified work related to the new construction and maintenance of FTTP networks. This position supports the OSP Team and works with other associates from the department to construct and deploy all-fiber facilities throughout residential and commercial communities.

Please Note: This is a travel-based position primarily throughout Nebraska and Colorado.

Essential Functions

  1. Safely drive, operate, and maintain bucket truck

  2. Maintain tool, material, and required safety gear inventory

  3. Provide the needed services for the construction, operation, and maintenance of ALLO FTTP Networks

  4. Plan and initiate projects

  5. Maintain thorough compliance with all federal, state, and local safety requirements

  6. Maintain and repair overhead fiber optic facilities

  7. Install new hardware, strand, fiber optic cable, and Multi Service Terminals on existing utility poles

  8. Install and maintain anchors, down guys, overhead guys, etc.

  9. Build risers, install snow shoes/slack coils

  10. Trim trees and remove debris

  11. Provide technical skills necessary for precise and timely operation and maintenance of FTTP deployments with an emphasis on quality

  12. Keep abreast of all changes affecting any records, reports, and related information affecting this position.

  13. Set a good example by always following and teaching safe practices

  14. Present a positive and professional image for ALLO, serving as the initial public face of the company

  15. Perform other duties as required and/or assigned

  16. Must have adequate time management skills

  17. Must be a team player and problem solver who can facilitate teamwork between different aspects of construction, while maintaining high morale and meeting production goals


  1. High school diploma or equivalent

Lineman Requirements & Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  1. 3 years of relevant experience

  2. Understanding of basic and/or advanced Fiber Installation principles

  3. Proficient with all phases of line construction

  4. Assumes full responsibility for completed work, perform routine line work without close supervision, completing work with quality and timeliness

  5. Compliant with proper safety standards, procedures, and work practices

  6. Clear vision, with the ability to judge distance and space relationships

  7. Precise hand-eye coordination

  8. Ability to identify and distinguish colors

  9. Ability to read and interpret construction prints, plans and specifications

  10. Ability to climb poles and work at heights up to and exceeding 30 feet

  11. Ability to operate efficiently a bucket truck, and other equipment required to complete routine aerial construction

  12. Ability to work outdoors, even in extreme weather conditions

  13. A valid Driver’s License

  14. Pass DOT medical physical

Preferred Qualifications & Experience

  1. 5 or more years of experience, including pole climbing

  2. OSHA 10

  3. CDL Class A driver’s license is desired but not required

For CO Residents: Pay is $25-$35/hr

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK ( .

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Corporate Recruiting.

Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.

Since 2003, ALLO has provided customers with the most modern network possible while employing a team of engineers, operators, and technical experts who constantly work with customers to develop creative ways to utilize ALLO’s fiber network. ALLO’s growth and success are thanks in large part to our reputation for winning customer service, technical capabilities, experienced, knowledgeable personnel, and superior products.

ALLO Communications is a telecommunications company offering fiber telephone, long distance, broadband, internet and television to residents and businesses.

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