TIA Inspector

Shakopee, MN 55379

Industry: Technical Job Number: 6771

Company Description:

Join a premier provider  of telecommunication infrastructure services  and continue to be on the cutting edge of new wireless technologies and implementations across the United States. The company specializes in telecommunications, but  work on anything from cell phone towers to general construction projects. With several departments under one roof, the company  is uniquely capable of serving as an all-encompassing provider of telecommunications construction and maintenance including, but not limited to civil, electrical, tower installation/climbing, RF testing, maintenance,   welding, and crane services.  We live in a society that expects reliable wireless communications and data transfer everywhere we go. From beautiful downtowns with buildings several hundred feet tall to farmlands in the Midwest plains, wireless infrastructure is at the forefront of humanity’ s expansion plans across North America and the entire world.

Position Description:

A Wireless Tower Owner contracts with our  company to perform required TIA* Inspections. TIA Inspectors audit and inspect wireless communication structures (monopoles, lattice towers, antennas mounted on water tanks, rooftops etc.) and their surrounding compounds. Inspectors prepare, submit and upload detailed reports daily. The Excel audit provides the tower owner with an accurate inventory and pictures of all equipment mounted on their tower. TIA Inspections document anything compromising the safety of the area surrounding the tower and anything compromising the integrity of the tower itself.
Proper performance of these comprehensive inspections requires the TIA Inspector, to perform a detailed visual inspection of the entire tower, use tools to accurately interpret data gathered and to accurately record their findings and observations. The use of surveying instruments, tension meters, laser range finders and ultrasound are all tools of the TIA Inspector’ s trade. The company' s  TIA Inspectors travel most of the “ TIA Season” e.g. February - October and must be physically capable of climbing towers which can range in heights up to 500’. TIA Inspectors are setup in 2-Person teams averaging 2 – 3+ structures per day. Off TIA Season work the TIA Inspector will either perform general Troubleshooting/Maintenance duties OR work with a Tower Crew. * TIA stands for Telecommunications Industry Association, it embodies manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy, advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence and networking events.
PRIMARY DUTIES:
Inspect Towers Surroundings per requirements of Tower Owner
Complete all necessary paperwork and photographs
Ensuring any issues observed are properly documented
Traveling to several towers per day/week

To achieve the above, the TIA Inspector must pass TIA Inspector training. The TIA Inspector will also; possess a valid Driver’ s License, be computer literate, be able to communicate in detail with photographs and wording to “ tell a story.”

Compensation and Benefits:

Highly competitive pay(mid 20' s/hr DOE) plus $125/night per diem & OT!   Complete Corporate benefits package to include  Medical, Dental,  Vision,  Short-Term Disability,   Long-TermDisability, $25K Life Insurance,  Retirement Account with 3% Company Match,  Vacation & Holiday Pay,  Company Vehicle Use.   

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