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Velex Telecommunication Apprentice - TS in Des Moines, Iowa

Velex, Inc. is hiring a Telecommunication Apprentice - TS in Des Moines, IA market.

Who We're Looking For:

Velex is currently looking for motivated people that are interested in a career in the telecommunications industry. As a Telecommunication Apprentice, you will receive state of the art industry training while earning a steady income. Velex will provide you with hands-on training and the best gear available.

What You'll Do:

Your first two weeks will be spent learning from our seasoned professionals in a controlled environment. There will be a mix of classroom and hands-on training. After your training is complete you will be assigned to a crew where you will be able to show what you have learned as well and continue to learn. Training will include:

  • OSHA 10

  • CPR & First Aid

  • Rigging

  • RF Awareness

  • Electrical Safety

  • Ladder Safety

  • Safe Climbing Practices, Procedures, and Rescue Plans

  • Building Materials (BOM, Parts & Equipment)

  • Construction & Installation Knowledge

  • Quality Control & Closeouts

  • Equipment Operator

The Qualities You Possess:

  • Strong work ethic

  • Motivated to succeed

  • Enjoy working with your hands

  • Enjoy working outside

  • Team player

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

The Skills and Background You'll Bring:

  • Love of heights! You will be working on towers 100+ feet tall, with a 50 lb. load

  • An understanding of basic computer programs

  • Must be able to pass a drug and background test

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

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

  • Must be available to travel up to 100% for weeks at a time if required

  • Flexible with shift work, to include maintenance window and weekends if needed

  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical, if required to drive

  • Local to the market

  • Periodic air travel will be required

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to speak, write and read English

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

Employment Type:


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.

At Velex we are powering progress.