Linemen & Groundhands Needed - Coax & Fiber Work

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Preferred Hiring Terms

Full-time Employee



Northeast OH - (Akron/Canton/Youngstown)

Starting Date

ASAP pending passing of on boarding requirements; drug and driver's license screens.

Pay Rate & Details

Piece rate or hourly based on experience. Weekly pay. Medical/Dental/Vision available after 90 days along with accident, critical illness, life. Also company provided life insurance and teledoctor programs.


Valid driver's license and pre-approval to add to drivers list by company's insurance. Minimum of two years experience in telecommunications construction. Able to climb utility poles.

Other Requirements

Understands and can perform all work associated to aerial cable placement and is able to follow construction methods at a distinguished level. (Adhering to NESC & Client's Construction codes). Installation of strand and associated hardware. Pole transfers & banding attachments. De-lash and re-lash of active plant without causing damage to cables and/or fiber. Installation of aerial fiber optic and coaxial cables. Company provides truck, ladders, and tools other than hand tools.

Job Description

•Read and interpret documents in the form of work orders, including (but not limited to) strand maps, PDF prints, Bentley prints, and any other CATV/fiber related document. Provide daily pay sheet and associated as built documentation at the end of each shift.
•Manages a crew consisting of (at minimum) one apprentice.
o Directs and helps apprentice maintain an organized and clean aerial cable placing truck that is properly tooled and stocked daily.
o Verifies with apprentice that all tools and equipment (including trailer) are in good working order daily.
o Works with crew to conduct a pre-job safety/hazard analysis prior to beginning any work. Oversees the safety of all crew members at all times. Including use of PPE and ensuring the entire crew is using all PPE properly.
o Maintain a professional attitude with crew and the general public and insure the crew members maintain a professional attitude.
o Directs the crew to proper positions from start to finish at each job site while still performing their own work at the highest level.
•Understands and can perform all work associated to aerial cable placement and is able to follow construction methods at a distinguished level. (Adhering to NESC & Client's Construction codes)
o Installation of strand and associated hardware
o Pole transfers & banding attachments
o De-lash and re-lash of active cables and fiber without causing damage to cables and/or fiber.
o Installation of aerial fiber optic cable
o Installation of aerial coaxial cable
•Employee must consider safety to his self and crew members the top priority.
•Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others to be efficient.
•Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
•Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
•Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
•Quality Control Analysis – Conducting inspections of every job completed to evaluate the workmanship of the final product.
Experience & Physical Demands:
The aerial foreman must have the ability to climb a utility pole using either gaffs or a fiberglass extension ladder. The employee is required to be able to lift and maneuver up to sixty pounds over their head on a daily basis. Also, the employee must be willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions the entire year.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, and physical demand to perform as an aerial foreman. All employees of Custom Utilicom Incorporated may be required to perform tasks that fall outside of the above listed job description.

Contact Information

Cancelled/Expired Listing
Listed: 10/25/2017
Expires: 1/23/2018