Posted on: January 15, 2022
Earn up to $31/hr.
As a line worker in the Kinetic 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 and copper
cable, both aerial and in underground infrastructure such as
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 50% may be
What You'll Do:
Install, repair and maintain poles. Use electronic test equipment
to measure signal strength. Interpret staking sheets and
Install aerial cables (fiber and copper). Inspect these lines,
analyze and record test results and assess transmission
characteristics to locate faults.
Set up service for customers by installing, connecting, testing, or
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
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
Read and follow design engineers' instructions and specifications,
maintain the scope of work on the project and adhere to safety
Prepare engineering field notes.
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
Participate in engineering, permit and construction processes as
Recognize and repair route issues including but not limited to,
hand hole cleanup, sign placement, and weed control.
Fill and tamp holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices.
Do You Have:
Ability to use a variety of construction equipment to complete
installations, such as digger derricks, bucket trucks, back hoes,
trenchers, or cable plows.
1 year of outside plant construction experience including the
installation, repair and maintenance of poles and buried or aerial
Pole climbing certification.
Ability to lift/push/pull up to 75 pounds.
Ability to work in all weather conditions, year-round.
Ability to work in confined spaces and at heights.
Ability to work an on-call schedule rotation as well as
days/nights/overnights/weekends/holidays/overtime, as needed.
Valid driver's license and ability to pass DOT certification
Minimum qualifications to obtain a CDL post-hire.
High School Diploma or equivalency
Ability to travel up to 50%.
Exceptional time-management and attention to detail to complete all
paperwork accurately and on-time.
5 or more years of construction experience.
OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course and Buck Squeeze (Pole Climbing
Proficient at operating various Construction Equipment.
Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
Health & Flexible Savings Account
Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
Educational Assistance Plan
Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
Job Category: Engineering
Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we
celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their
ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status,
current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other
status protected by law, and to give full consideration to
qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse
voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive
culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer,
pre-employment drug testing.
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