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Aerial Lineman

Full-time Employee


Caldwell and Boise




$20-$28/hour plus training provided

Job Description

KGPCo Services is an industry leading provider of Network Services solutions in North America. Our experienced workforce of over 2,000 professionals is skilled at planning, consulting, engineering, construction, program management and combined engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solutions to meet our customer’s rapidly changing infrastructure needs. We offer the most comprehensive solutions in the industry across ISP, OSP, Wireline, and Wireless.

Our customers include telecom service providers, MSO’s, cloud service providers, and utilities. With nearly 50 years of experience, we have the ability to customize solutions to meet our customer’s unique needs.

As an Aerial Lineman in the KGPCo construction and engineering organization you will install, repair, and maintain poles, cables and conduits; install aerial and buried cables with associated hardware as required to build jobs; and run fiber optic, copper cable, and Coax, both aerial and in underground infrastructure such as manholes. In this role, you will work to maintain the safety of the crew by providing direction regarding procedures, road safety and manhole safety. You will attend safety meetings, maintain inventory, maintain DOT vehicle inspection, operate heavy machinery, and perform routine maintenance.

This job will include work on weekends, holidays, standby and unscheduled hours, and overtime. Travel of over 75% may be required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

• Install, repair, and maintain poles. Use electronic test equipment to measure signal strength. Interpret staking sheets and blueprints.

• Install aerial cables (fiber, copper, and coax). Inspect these lines, analyze, and record test results and assess transmission characteristics to locate faults.

• 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.

• Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.

• Dig trenches for underground wires or cables.

• Perform work in accordance with industry standards and RUS standards.

• Read and follow design engineers’ instructions and specifications, maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety procedures.

• 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.

• Recognize and repair route issues including but not limited to, hand hole cleanup, sign placement, and traffic control.

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


Adhere to, promote, and accept personal responsibility for compliance to
Federal and Local Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
Industry Consensus Standards
KGPCo Injury and Illness Prevention Program Manual
Participate in job sit safety/hazard analysis


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum 1 year of outside plant construction experience including the installation, repair and maintenance of poles and buried or aerial cable; OR completion of an equivalent training program.
Ability to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds on occasion and up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
Must be able to meet the safety requirements of the safety harnesses that are utilized for bucket trucks and climbing poles; these safety harnesses have a 250 lb. weight limit, which includes tools, etc.
Pole climbing certification preferred.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalency
Experience installing, repairing and maintaining poles
Experience installing aerial cables
Ability to use a variety of construction equipment to complete installations.
Ability to work in all weather conditions, year-round.
Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights.
Valid driver’s license and ability to pass DOT certification pre-hire.
Ability to travel over 75% if you do not reside in market
Exceptional time-management and attention to detail to complete all paperwork accurately and on-time
Exhibit self-awarenesss
Exhibit a tendency for continuing education and self-improvement
Exhibit enthusiasm and determination
Exhibit industry awareness
Exhibit exceptional organizational skills
Exhibit the ability to live the KGPCo Values


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Work at heights
Ability to meet the OSHA requirement while in a bucket truck or on a ladder- tools and body weight cannot weigh more than 250 lbs, combined
Required to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and the ability to lift up to 75 pounds occasionally is strongly preferred
Work at depths, such as under raised floors, underground vaults, etc…
Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working
Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment
Maintain balance while performing construction tasks while on a ladder
Reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance
Use hands and fingers to handle, feel, and/or manipulate small wires and objects
Regularly walk and perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired
Work shifts longer than eight hours in duration
Push or pull heavy objects into position and apply muscular force quickly to objects and equipment
Distinguish between colors
Work in a noisy environment

KGPCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Edward Urman


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