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WindStream Communications Construction Tech-Line Worker in New Hampton, Iowa

Construction Tech-Line Worker

New Hampton, IA 50659, USAReq #1262

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Windstream Holdings, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

  • As Kinetic, Windstream offers bundled services, including premium broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers through an enhanced fiber network.

  • Windstream Enterprise is a leading managed services provider providing strategic communications and security products to mid-size businesses and enterprise clients.

  • Windstream Wholesale provides high-capacity, high-performance networking solutions and services to other telecom carriers, data centers, content providers and enterprises.

The Windstream team provides innovative software and network solutions to connect people and empower business in a world of infinite possibilities!


*This position follows a union bidding process.*

About the Role:

The Construction Technician-Line Worker is responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining poles, cables and conduits; installing aerial and buried cables with associated hardware as required to build jobs; the running of fiber optic, copper and other necessary cable in the telecommunications space, both aerial and in underground infrastructure, such as manholes; maintaining the safety of the crew by providing direction regarding procedures, road safety, manhole safety, attending safety meetings as requested; maintaining material inventory, DOT vehicle inspection; operate heavy machinery; and other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, splicing copper and fiber cable and any tasks associated with splicing cable. The job will include work on weekends, holidays, standby and unscheduled hours, and overtime. Travel is required and may be over 50% of the year depending on the business needs. This is a safety sensitive position.

What You’ll Do:

  • Install, repair, and maintain poles.

  • Install aerial cables (fiber and copper); set-up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment as requested.

  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.

  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.

  • Access specific areas to string lines or install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, or appliances, using bucket trucks, or by climbing poles or ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces.

  • String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension using jacks, hoist, and other equipment as necessary.

  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.

  • Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string it through conduits running through trenches/manholes as requested and required.

  • Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.

  • Ability to use a variety of construction equipment to complete installations, such as digger derricks, bucket trucks, back hoes, trenchers, or cable plows.

  • Dig trenches for underground wires or cables.

  • Understand staking sheets and blueprints.

  • Perform work in accordance with industry standards. Be familiar with RUS standards, read and follow design engineers’ instructions and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety procedures.

  • Prepare engineering field notes. Interpret buried underground and aerial telecom facilities in records, on maps and in the field with clarity and detail and make recommendations for changes in running line or construction methodologies.

  • Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes as required.

  • Perform routine maintenance. Recognize and repair route issues including but not limited to, and hole cleanup, sign placement, and weed control as required.

  • Fill and tamp holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices.

  • Splice copper and fiber cables and tasks associated with splicing.

  • Other work as assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience

  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course and Buck Squeeze (Pole Climbing Certifications)

  • Proficient at operating various Construction Equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year of outside plant construction experience including the installation, repair and maintenance of poles and buried or aerial cable or related Trade School certification in-lieu of one year of experience.

  • Pole climbing certification.

  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, year-round.

  • Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights.

  • Ability to work an on-call schedule rotation as well as days/nights/overnights/weekends/holidays/overtime, as needed.

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Minimum qualifications to obtain a CDL.

  • Ability to pass DOT certification.

  • Ability to Travel

  • Exceptional time-management and attention to detail to complete all paperwork accurately and on-time.

Physical Tasks – Standing Continuously: 67-100% | Walking Continuously: 67 – 100% | Sitting Occasionally: 0-33%

Driving - Car: Occasionally: 0-33% | Van: Continuously: 67-100% | CMV: Occasionally: 0-33% | Climbing: Continuously: 67-100% | Bending: Continuously: 67-100% | Crouching: Continuously: 67-100%| Pushing-Pulling: Continuously: 67-100% |Carrying: Continuously: 67-100% | Reaching Above Head: Continuously: 67-100% | Lifting-Lowering >1-15 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >15-30 lbs: Continuously: 67-100% | >30+ lbs: Continuously: 67-100%

Repetitive Hand Action : >Medium Dexterity: Continuously: 67-100% | Fine Manipulating: Continuously: 67-100% |Operate Foot Control: Continuously: 67-100%

Audio Visual Needs - Hearing: Continuously: 67-100%| Near Vision: Continuously: 67-100%| Far Vision: Continuously: 67-100% |Peripheral Vision: Continuously: 67-100% | Depth Perception: Occasionally: 0-33% | Color Discrimination: Continuously: 67-100%

Exposures to : Cold: Frequently: 34-66%, Heat: Frequently: 34-66%, Dampness: Frequently: 34-66%, Heights: Frequently: 34-66%, Vibration: Frequently: 34-66%, Skin Irritants: Frequently: 34-66%, Lung Irritants: Dust: Frequently: 34-66%, Fumes/Gases: Frequently: 34-66%,

Equipment Used in Job Performance/Working Environment : Test Equipment, Ladders, Climbing Hooks, Hand and Power Tools, Van, Buried power equipment, Digger Derrick and other applicable heavy-duty equipment.

Types of Driver’s License Required : Driver’s License, ability to obtain CDL License.

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Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans

  • 401K Plan

  • Health & Flexible Savings Account

  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans

  • Educational Assistance Plan

  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance


Windstream CIB Statement:

Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. Windstream cultivates a workplace culture where innovation and belonging are the cornerstones of our success. We are dedicated to empowering every member of our team to contribute their unique talents and perspectives, fostering an environment where creativity and innovation flourish. Together, we strive to build a more welcoming and connected future, both within our organization and in the broader community we serve.

Our Employee Resource Groups:

  • WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group

  • WOW – Women Employee Resource Group

  • WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group

  • WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group

  • WARG – Ability Resource Group

  • LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group

  • AAPI - Asian American Pacific Islander Resource Group

Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.

Actual base pay for this job will depend on the candidate's primary work location and other factors, such as relevant skills and experience.

Notice to Non-U.S. Citizens: Windstream, as a holder of licenses granted by the Federal Communications Commission, is required to notify and to obtain approval from federal regulatory agencies prior to granting certain system/network access to any non-U.S. citizen personnel. Offers of employment extended to non-U.S. citizens are contingent upon receiving the requisite approval from agencies overseeing compliance. Non-U.S. citizens are required to provide Windstream with the personal identifying information required to obtain the necessary approval prior to accessing certain systems and/or Windstream’s network. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please notify your recruiter or email as soon as possible for information on Windstream’s foreign personnel disclosure and approval requirements.

Other details

  • Job FamilyBargaining

  • Job FunctionConstruction

  • Pay TypeHourly

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  • New Hampton, IA 50659, USA