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SBA Communications Tower Technician in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:

Indianapolis, IN

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Not Specified

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Job Description

Now hiring Tower Technicians! Come climb with us and start to receive these benefits with SBA Communications.

Call us: 800.487.7489

Text: towerSBA to 313131

  • Weekly Pay (W-2 Positions)

  • $4,500 (Restricted Stock Units) – Be an Owner of SBA Communications

  • Relocation Assistance to the Indianapolis Market

  • Per Diem

  • On The Job Training

  • Sign On Bonus

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Performance Based Pay Increases

  • Paid Time Off (19) Days Annually

  • Paid Holidays (9) Days Annually

  • Insurance Benefits

  • 401(k) – With Company Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement


Perform construction duties on a daily basis ensuring quality construction for expedited commercial deployment of services as directed by Superintendent and/or Foreman.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform tower construction activities including assembling/erecting towers, installing antennas, mounting hardware, installing coax and connectors, grounding, testing, positioning, and optimizing antennas and lines.

  • Read Plans, Site Plans and Tower Drawings.

  • Install, connect and test underground and above ground grounding systems.

  • Complete work in a timely and efficient manner by planning, prioritizing, and mobilizing staff, materials to meet schedule.

  • Ensure Foreman is apprised of construction progress, concerns, and deviations from plans or established schedule.

  • Identify all materials and other resources needed to complete project.

  • Identify construction "punch list" of items to be remedied and ensure they are completed prior to customer’s inspection.

  • Maintain and enforce all SBA and OSHA safety practices, perform daily job-site safety inspections on equipment prior to operation.

  • Work with Construction Supervisor and Foreman to analyze job requirements such as labor and materials.

  • Must be able to work overtime to include Saturdays, Sundays and evening hours.

  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete all aspects of SBA’s Tower U training classes.

  • Other projects and duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


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.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma / GED and 1+ year of wireless tower construction experience required or 2+ years of climbing experience required.

  • Able to read blueprints, details and specifications.

  • Cad-weld or other thermo-weld training helpful.

  • Anritsu certified a plus.

  • Knowledge of and ability to operate Test Equipment a plus (i.e. RF sweep gear, PIM and Fiber Testing).Certifications in each a plus.

  • Knowledge of standard knots.

  • Successfully complete SBA Tower U and TS&R Training.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid Driver’s License - strongly preferred/may be required depending upon the location in which the position is required to work.

  • Ability to operate Commercial Motor Vehicles a plus.

  • May be required to obtain a Medical Examiners DOT Medical Card.

  • OSHA Certification can be obtained via successful completion of SBA Tower U training class.

Physical Demands

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

  • Ability to hear, understand and respond appropriately to verbal requests made in person and over the telephone.

  • Visual ability correctable to 20/20.

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

  • Standing 90% of the day.

  • Ability to stoop and bend.

  • Ability to reach and stretch.

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

  • Ability to walk, stand, bend and climb.

  • Ability to work on job site in remote location for extended periods of time.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Tasks are regularly performed with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.

  • Risk of electrical shock and radiation.

  • Work near mechanical parts.

  • May work in high, precarious places.

  • Very loud noise levels equivalent to earth moving equipment and jackhammers.