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Tower Climber – Level 1

December 11, 2018Published by

Department: Operations
Reports To: Operations Manager

Job Summary:
The tower climber (Level 1) position is an entry-level position which will require an individual to perform climbing and rigging duties on a tower. The individual will be required to learn safe climbing practices, along with general knowledge of the equipment on a tower. All duties will be supervised by an experienced employee.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and follow all safety practices per the Hightower Operating Procedure
  2. Prepare the vehicle with the necessary equipment and tools needed for the days activities.
  3. Taking all required tools/equipment on your person when climbing tower.
  4. Rigging the tower in preparation for the activities required on the job.
  5. Color-coding of lines
  6. Weatherproofing connectors
  7. Installing and/or changing an antenna or TMA
  8. Connector Installation
  9. Proper grounding
    1. Coax grounds
    2. Bus bar installation
    3. Ice Bridge Installation
    4. Cadwelds
  10. Proper line and jumper support
  11. Punctuality
  12. Keep vehicle and work area clean of trash/debris.

Required Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills:

  1. High School diploma or GED
  2. Valid Driver’s License
  3. Clean background check
  4. Clean pre-hire drug screening
  5. Job requires frequent light to medium lifting (10-50lbs) and occasional heavy to very heavy lifting (> 50 lbs) (per document 37.02 U.S. Department of Labor Physical Demand Characteristics of Work).


  • Starting Wage : $15.00/hour
  • Work Schedule: 40+ hours per week scheduled; possible night and weekend work
  • Travel Required: Yes ($35/night per diem when staying out of town)
  • Benefits:
    • 401K Package (after 1 year)
    • 4 Paid Vacation Days/Year
    • 24 hours PTO (after 90 days)

Measures of Success:

  • Identify and proficient use of all safety equipment, tools and hardware associated with the job
  • The individual must possess and demonstrate certain skills, including but not limited to:
    • Punctuality – report to work on-time and be prepared and ready to work
    • Housekeeping – ensure work area, vehicle and common areas are clean
    • Listen/Follow Directions – ability to listen, comprehend, and follow directions
    • Respectful – individual must be respectful of all co-workers, management and customers
    • Willingness to Learn – individuals must demonstrate a desire to excel at their job by asking questions, volunteering, and maintaining a positive attitude.
  • The individual must be able to pass the Competent Climber/Rescue class
  • Obtain basic working tools to complete assigned tasks while on the job.
  • The individual must receive a positive 90-day evaluation by his/her manager.

Process for Performance Review:

  • Performance reviews will be written
  • The first performance review will be given on employee’s 90-day trial period, and then annually on employees date of hire anniversary
  • A written copy will be given to employee
  • An employee tech level guide will be discussed during each evaluation, outlining the requirements for advancement to differing tech levels and associated pay rates.