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I climb and inspect cellular phone towers.

How would you describe what you do?

We climb up a cell tower, say anywhere from 200 to 500 feet and do maintenance mainly on cellular phone towers changing changing out transmission lines or antennas. Sometimes we just change out light bulbs on the tower, that sort of thing.

What does your work entail?

It varies. A lot of times it’s just maintenance maintenance, changing out antennas and feed lines and, you know, fixing lighting systems, changing bulbs.

…we’ve had people come to work here saying how they’re mountain climbers, they’re not scared of heights or anything and they don’t last a day…

Some weeks you actually get into the building of the towers and that kind of stuff.

How did you get started?

I had friends that worked for a company in Cedar Rapids at the time, they asked me if I wanted to try it and I said, Sure, you know, see what it was going to be like. If it didn’t work out I still had another job I could go back to, but I did it for two days and loved it, so here I am.

What do you like about what you do?

A lot of it is just that feeling you get when people are just set off and amazed when you tell them what you do for a living. They’re like, I could never do that. You’d never catch me up that high.  And it’s always a thrill because every tower’s different.

You’ve got to love your job because if you don’t love your job, then you’re not going to last at it because it takes a certain kind of person to be able to get up every morning and out of bed, go to work and then climb 500 feet in the air.

Every tower is a new, every one is a new experience so you never know what you’re going to find once you get up there.

What do you dislike?

The traveling’s pretty bad. You’re all over three or four states, so it’s kind of tough on the home life.

How do you make money/or how are you compensated?

It depends on the company. I’ve always been paid by the hour. But there’s some companies that’ll pay their employees by the job.

How much money do you make as a tower climber?

It depends on who you work for.  Some companies don’t pay very well, so it varies.  Last year, I think I made $60,000. But that’s working 60 hours a week on average.

What education or skills are needed to do this?

There’s some education because the more you move up, the more – as far as computer equipment and stuff, you need to learn how to run. But really you just need a good work ethic and I guess you’ve got to be a strong worker because nobody likes to carry anybody else’s weight.  Also we’ve had people come to work here saying how they’re mountain climbers, they’re not scared of heights or anything and they don’t last a day because they can’t do it. I don’t know if it’s the whole just being out in the open because when you climb a mountain you have a big wall in front of you so you can’t see nothing else but when you climb a tower, 90% of the time, you can see right through it.

What is most challenging about what you do?

I’d say the winters. I always say if you can make it through the winter, you can usually make it through about anything because being up in the air like that for –even if you’re up there just for an hour, it’s usually ten times colder in the air than what it is on the ground, you have nothing to block the wind.

What is most rewarding?

I think I’d have to go back to the same thing where you tell people what you do for a living and just the awestruck looks on their face sometimes.

What advice would you offer someone considering this career?

I guess my advice to anybody is never get comfortable when you’re up in the air because when you get comfortable, you stop thinking about what you’re doing. That’s when bad things could happen.

How much time off do you get/take?

Usually we work year-round so you get your vacation which is a week or two every year. The weather allows you some every now and then, like if it’s thunder storming, then obviously, you’re not going to be climbing when there’s lightning. Sometimes during the winter if it’s too cold and we’ll take a day or two off.

What is a common misconception people have about what you do?

There’s a lot of people that say, Oh, man. You guys must do a lot of drugs and stuff to be able to do that. They think we’re all crazy.

What are your goals/dreams for the future?

Well, right now, I’ve moved up from being a tower climber full time. I’m actually working in the office now as a project manager, so I’d like to just keep doing what I’m doing right now, moving up.

What else would you like people to know about what you do?

Just that you’ve got to love what you do. You’ve got to love your job because if you don’t love your job, then you’re not going to last at it because it takes a certain kind of person to be able to get up every morning and out of bed, go to work and then climb 500 feet in the air.

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Jaris Dumag October 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I’m currently looking for a Tower Foreman and Tower climbers for Ann Arbor MI. (local or surrounding states are welcome). Foreman pays $334/day and climber pays $273/a day. Travel, lodging and gas expenses will be covered by my client. Please call me @ 678-707-8375 or shoot me an email with your most updated resume and will call you right away.

Thanks.

- Jaris

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Kailie November 14, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Hello! My name is Kailie and I am a tree climber from northern Indiana seeking winter work and possibly new career. Although I do not have and previous experience or knowledge in this field, I am a fast hands on learner with a strong work ethic! I really enjoy adrenaline jobs such as, climbing 120ft open structured trees (for pruning) or maybe dangling from a crane during a storm damage removal. Hillclimbing dirtbikes and skydiving are amongst my favorite extra curricular activities. I have ADHD, therefore, traditional jobs do not hold my attention and I have a tendency to get bored with the job. If it gets my adrenaline going, it will hold my attention!
If you are interested in a hard working, self motivated, dedicated, team member with the desire to excel, please do not hesitate to respond and I will get a resume to you A.S.A.P.! Thank you for your time and consideration!
~Kailie

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Teresa Ann James September 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

Hi my name is Teresa I am currently in Houston Texas seeking a no experience tower climbing job with the ability to grow with a company. I am willing to do what is nesessary to excel and prove my worth if given the opportunity. If anybody has any job openings please let me know or direct me in the right direction. I have been learning as much as I can with the help of my fiance that is a TowerHand in Houston Texas. I feel that with us both being Tower hands we would be a great addition to a company as well as in our future. If anyone has any helpful information to help me please email me. Thank you.

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Raymond Johnston November 4, 2014 at 9:19 pm

hello my name is Raymond Johnston i contacting you asking you if you are take entry level climbers no certs no training . i have took the knowledge field test for Heartland Solution and was given a interview but upon the interview i could not produce certs or training so i was deny on that reason and told they are not excepting new entry level climbers . if you or anyone you know is excepting green hands please do contact me i am dedicated to get pass this challenge of the green hand stage . cause i came to realize the hardest part of this industry gotta be getting entry to it . 1 knock is all it going take to gain that entry some where thanks for your time and consideration on this matter here my Linkin profile link : http://www.linkedin.com/pub/raymond-johnston/a4/455/590/

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Steven Peak September 27, 2014 at 10:22 am

Phonenumber(812)550-4744

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Steven Peak September 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

I am a well experienced tower hand.I have been climbing for 15 years,and still climbing today.I have done almost everything there is to do on a tower.Stacked guy and self supporters.anywhere from 80ft to 1450ft.Painted,re guy,modification work,to demo of towers.worked on antenna and feed lines, AMand FM.ant.,and anolog antenna,High band and Low band frequency.Have done tower inspections,i am Com Trained ,and I Love climbing communication tower’s!! I can run a crew with the right hands.call me soon!! or I will be gone!!!

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Glenwood Brown September 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I am a comtrained certified tower climber with about two years experience. I currently reside in Bessemer Alabama but can relocate and look forward to it. I am looking for a tower company with a 5 -8 week rotation travel schedule as I love to be on the road. I have a resume ready to send out. contact me I am ready to work, I recently left new tech construction out of Orlando and am ready to climb again! 239-895-2803

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Shawn Eimicke August 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm

If anybody is in the San Antonio Texas region or Texas in general we are looking for tower climbers and foreman. Contact me 8452005126 call or text for more info

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jeffery hood August 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

My name is Jeffery Hood and I am looking for a civil tech position with a long term company. I have 9 years of experience with construction and tower climbing. If anyone is interested in giving me the opportunity to work with their company please email me jhood8515@gmail.com. Thanks

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Andrew Kirby July 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Hello,

I have been researching this career for quite a while now, and while I do not have this specific experience, doing this type of work is something I feel that I’d love. I have worked in communications and am very mechanically-inclined and have a lot of experience with computers. I am willing to travel and even relocate if necessary, and I am hoping to find a company that I can start a career with.

Please email me, I am a very hard worker and I am willing to do what it takes to join this profession.

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Andrew Kirby July 24, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Email address is:
drewsk81@gmail.com

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Thomas Jones July 16, 2014 at 2:01 pm

A good friend of mine works as a cell tower auditor and has been for a few years now. He got the job through one of his friends and I myself have been trying to get hired through him and his girlfriend (they are partners) with the same company. What advice does anyone have to help me better my chances at getting on quicker? I’ve taken the first aid/cpr/aed certification class through Red Cross. I bought the Comtrain Tower Rescue and Safety book to study for when I take the class. I even had his GF send me a copy of the 502 checklist form that they use for every tower and have been studying that for a couple months now. I have 8 years of rock climbing experience. My current job I use a certain hand held GPS device outdoors all year in all weather conditions. I’m no stranger to being out in 20 degrees for 8 hrs or 100 degrees for 8 hrs. I guess I’m just stumped because at my current job I trained him back in early 2010 and then he leaves to go climb towers. We both rock climbed together nearly everyday and weekend up until he left and I just don’t know how he got it so fast. Anyway, great interview and I hope one day I can say to those who ask, I climb cell towers and love every minute of it.

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Nick Mann July 22, 2014 at 6:14 am

Companies are hiring tower climbers on towerclimber.com

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josh reynolds July 14, 2014 at 9:56 am

if any one knows of tower companies hiring me and my cousin have been trying to find a good company to work for willing to travel and train very hard workers please if anybody has any info please contact me at rita.alexander1981@gmail.com

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Denise September 1, 2014 at 4:16 pm

My son was just hired through K2COM Services LLC as a contracted employee for General Dynamics Information Technology. We are in Ohio, he works in MI, Toledo, IN areas. He is in hotel after hotel but does get per diem.

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Han Solo July 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

Such an incredibly low paying occupation! It’s a joke how hard you will get worked and the insane amount of time spent on the road. Not to mention cut corners on safety to save a few bucks or just out of stupidity. I climbed for two different companies and I assure you that you do not want this job. If you find cellular interesting and want to get into the field, get a job doing in-building DAS. You will make more money in half the hours.

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Val Labuguen June 30, 2014 at 9:28 am

Tower Climbers needed.

TELNET INC. is currently seeking the best talents in TOWER Industry. We are looking to hire TOWER CLIMBERS in Mid-Atlantic region. If you are local in the area great, if not you can still apply as well. Serving DC.MD.&VA.

-Construction Foreman must have a PIM or Sweep Cert. 2-5 years tower exp.
-Top Hand- Must have a Climber/Rescuer Cert. 2-5 years tower exp.
-Tower Tech/Climber/Hand. Must have a Climber/Rescuer Cert. 1-3 years tower exp.

Please forward your resume to valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com or contact me directly at my below contact. Thank you.

Val Labuguen
TELNET,INC.
301-840-7110 x6897

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Ellie Ritter June 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

We are hiring for Antenna and Line construction and Site Civil construction.

Qualifications: Experience or certifications in any of the following a plus but not required for the positions. Anritsu Sweep Cert, Climber/Rigger Cert, PIM Cert, OSHA 10 Hour Course, 1st Aid/CPR, CDL with a clean driving record, and Computer Literacy. Most importantly you must be a career oriented, hard worker with the desire to excel.

Requirements: Must be able to legally work in the US, pass drug screening, and a valid drivers license is a plus. Must be able to travel as needed and be of good physical condition.

Benefits: Competitive pay based on experience, health insurance, paid vacation time, paid holidays, competitive per diem, safety and industry training.

Please email me your resume at ellie.ritter@pdqts.com

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Ellie Ritter June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

We cover Midwest states including – Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee

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Vijaykumar July 2, 2014 at 5:22 am

Dear Sir,

I was extremely interested to work in your company..

I have 12 years of significant, progressive experience in wind energy in WIND WORLD INDIA LIMITED as site engineer(wind mast installation and commissioning projects ) During my career I have participated in more than 400 Met masts(Height 50m.Tubular, 75m. Lattice, 100m. Lattice, and 125m. Lattice) installated and commissioned in India,

You can reach me anytime on my mobile number 09662011793 or e-mail me at vijaytandel2007@gmail.com

I enclose my CV. I am eagerly waiting for your response. Thank you for your valuable time.

your sincerely,
Vijaykumar
B-404, Siddhi Flats, Tarsali
Baroda,Gujrat
India
Mobile: 09662011793
Email: vijaytandel2007@gmail.com

present work
Wind world India
Wind mast installation engineer – (India)

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josh reynolds July 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

yes my name is josh me and my cousin are wanting to get into this line of work hard working very motivated live in florida willing to travel and train please contact me at rita.alexander1981@gmail.com

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Keith June 18, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hey I got experience in climbing . I worked at wright tree service and also at townsmen tree services. In both places I was a climber. And I would like to be a cell phone tower climber.

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brandyn July 18, 2014 at 10:33 pm

cell towers are a whole different ball game bro, I know people who did rock climbing and they froze when they broke the tree line. it will be hard finding a company that will take your experience as relevent experience for the industry, your best bet would be to attend a school called airstreams in california.

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Diego Martinez June 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Hello,

My name is Diego Martinez, I am currently looking to be employed in the Cell Tower industry. I have experience as a professional Arborist and have been climbing tree for quite a while now. I have been trained through OSHA Specifications and have had Aerial Rescue training as well.

Currently I have no experience in the tower climbing industry, although, I am looking to expand my horizons and seek more dedicated employment. If you guys have anything available, just feel free to give me a shout. I’ll be accepting calls and responding to emails 24 hours a day. (I live in Portland, Oregon currently.)

(971) 599-8147, Diego Martinez

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Thomas Vitone June 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I am currently seeking a career .
I have had a dilemma finding employer’s that practice Equal Opportunity Employment
I am free to travel have reliable transportation willing to relocate . Live in Washington State .
I am on Government program Ticket to Work .
Seeking gainful employment .
Most companies do not know the government is paying to help get people with disabilities back to work .
Tax incentives up to $25,000
To employer’s practicing equal employment .
I would love to be a climber physically fit .
Can any one refer me to a company or employee the wants to get individuals like me back into the workforce ?
Thomas Vitone
Email : thomasiv.tv@gmail.com

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Patrick Tanner June 6, 2014 at 3:29 pm

I am a novice tower climber living in Portland, OR. The small company I started with let me go because AT&T cancelled all the work they had lined up and that made continuing to train me financially unfeasible. If anyone is looking for someone with a basic understanding and a little experience with actual climbing (I climbed a 200′ monopole to start and have done a 250′ guyed wire as well as doing a night cut on the monopole), I’m interested. I really enjoyed the work and have my OSHA 10 & CPR/AED.

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Dwight Casas June 20, 2014 at 9:38 am

We need climbers NOW. Doing projects in northern Ohio for quite a while. Call me and we will talk. 615.438.4957.

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josh reynolds July 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

very interested me and my cousin are from florida willing to travel hard working please contact me josh.

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Chuck West June 23, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Patrick Tanner….if you are wanting to stay in the tower climbing field then email me your contact information to cwest@bluestreampro.com.

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Patrick Tanner July 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I emailed you, but it may have been too late at that point.

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Jody May 30, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I am looking for a job as a tower climber, greenhand, reside in Dallas, TX. Willing to relocate anywhere. 214-469-7401. Will only be a good number until sunday.

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Austen giacobone May 30, 2014 at 10:36 am

I’m an ET in the US NAVY on a submarine and I’m interested in this type of work. I get out in 2016 so I have a little bit of time left in but I’m part of the communication division, so does anyone tthink that I would have the right experience for the job?

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mike August 17, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Austen,

I got out of the Army about 5 months ago, and I have been working in the tower industry for about 3 months now. Your communication training from the military will not cross over much into this field, but your physical fitness, hard work ethic, ability to show up on time, and willingness to learn are fantastic skills. You can excel far above most of your peers. Keep yourself out there. It is never to early to start looking around at your options.

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Vijaykumar May 27, 2014 at 2:33 am

Hello,
I M Vijay from India.
I have 12 years of significant, progressive experience in wind energy in WIND WORLD INDIA LIMITED as site engineer(Met tower installation and commissioning projects ) During my career I have participated in more than 400 Met towers(Height 50m.Tubular, 75m. Lattice, 100m. Lattice, and 125m. Lattice) installated and commissioned in India,
You can reach me anytime on my mobile number +91 9662011793 or e-mail me at vijaytandel2007@gmail.com
Well I looking from some job if you have some information about that it´s welcome.
Thanks.

vijay kumar

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William Hodge May 25, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Hi I am an experienced tower climber and am looking for an office in Mississippi, I am currently working for custom towers in MS and would like to find a new employer. My reasons for leaving being that I am working long hours into the A.M and on weekends and only being payed a considerably low upfront of $200.00 no matter the days I put in .
Me and my expecting wife need a check that can support a growing family and I need a professional employer. I love my job and would like to keep doing it elsewhere.
please anyone with information on anyone hiring near Hattiesburg MS contact me at josiefd_1996@live.com
Thank You

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William Hodge May 25, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Did my comment post? if so I can’t sign into my E-mail so if anyone would like to contact my please send me a message at josiefd_1996@live.com
Thank You

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John Brisson May 20, 2014 at 1:25 pm

I’m interested in a tower tech position. I’m definitely green but willing to learn. I live in jacksonville, NC. I’m able to travel. If anyone can provide any feedback I greatly apperciate it. My email is crewfan67@gmail.com or you can reach me at 910 381 9885
Thanks John

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Danny Flynn April 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Looking for experience tower hands.
Call Danny at 847-525-9573
Chicago

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Jordan Neeb March 29, 2014 at 9:32 am

Hi guys,

I’m a rigger in Canada and I’m thinking about pursuing work over seas in Saudi Arabia. If anybody has any information on the subject, it would be greatly appreciated as I can’t even seem to find the names of construction companies over there. I’ve found tower companies in India but I’m not sure if the pay is the same there. Feel free to e-mail me if you can point me in the right direction. Thanks.

-Jordan

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Ed March 24, 2014 at 11:55 am

Hi – we are looking to hire experienced Foreman-Riggers and Sr Riggers to work throughout Alberta, Canada. Top wages paid. Contact me at employment@advantagetower.com.

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Erin February 25, 2014 at 3:49 pm

James Bills-

My name is Erin and I work for Midwest Underground Technology. We have an office in Edmond, OK. We are currently hiring people without experience (that live near the OKC area), and we will train. If you are interested shoot me an email at emccarthy@mutionline.com

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Ace Yocham April 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Hello Erin,
my name is Ace I’m interested in starting a new career. Would like nothing more than a chance to learn and prove myself. I’m from Thomas, ok. I’m unable to sign into any of my email accounts but my cell is 580-613-0140.
Hope to hear from you

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Nick April 9, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ace,

My name is Nick and I’m the Corporate Recruiter for MUTI. Erin would be your best bet for our Oklahoma office, but if you have and further questions or concerns you can reach me at (217) 954-8266 or via email at nglenn@mutionline.com and I can point you in the right direction.

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Erin McCarthy April 10, 2014 at 9:01 am

Hi Ace!

As we discussed, I’d love you to email me your resume to emccarthy@mutionline.com or apply online at http://www.mutionline.com.

I’ll talk to you soon!
Erin

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Roman April 24, 2014 at 7:36 am

Hi, I had work more as 3 years as meteorological tower instalation-climber (from 40 to 90 meter).
I live now in Spain and work less.
Well I looking from some job if you have some information about that it´s wellcome.
Thanks.
email: romanmadrides@gmail.com

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Marcus February 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

We’re still hiring Tower Workers. Mostly guys with experience, but some zero-experience.
Send resume to marcus.briscoe@apeironinc.com

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Chuck February 9, 2014 at 12:15 pm

With almost 15 years of wireless construction experience, I must say two things to those interested in ‘trying out’ a tower climbing job… First, beware! You not only have to worry about recruiters taking a cut of your wages if you can’ t find an employer to hire you directly, but you also have to worry about the companies themselves these days. MANY are not going to last more than a year or two. You’d be lucky to find one that has established relationships with carriers local project managers, that has been around for more than 5-10 years… who is really who you want to work for, do your homework!!
Second, BEWARE!!! There are too many deaths in our industry each year for several reasons… In general, those reasons fall into a few different general assumptions; inexperience of the worker, inexperience of the supervisor(s), lack of tower climbing/safety experience of a crew/foreman, lack of tower construction knowledge and installation standards/procedures, and many times plain ignorance falls into play… My suggestion, avoid tower construction companies with less than 10 years of actual tower work, and avoid those focused on consulting, recruiting or placement… You’ll get promised the world and find out shortly that misrepresentation of the facts is common.
PM me if you would like more advice or care to work in the Rocky Mountain Region!!
mailto://wirelessiversen(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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James Bills February 19, 2014 at 6:34 pm

I am very interested in becoming a Tower climber. I would really appreciate any information on getting started. I am a green hand but I am a fast learner. Any info on how to get started would be great. Thank you

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Chuck February 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

send me an email with some of your info and a contact.

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James Bills February 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Hi Chuck, This is James. My email is pbnjb2001@live.com. Hope to hear from you soon.

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Chuck March 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

James,

MUTI has been around for a while and a founding member of NATE I believe… good place to start if you’re in OK… Get in touch with Erin.
Otherwise, if you want to get to Colorado, New York or Oregon, get in touch with me at the email I left.

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Erin February 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

James Bills-
My name is Erin and I work for Midwest Underground Technology. We have an office in Edmond, OK. We are currently hiring people without experience (that live near the OKC area), and we will train. If you are interested shoot me an email at emccarthy@mutionline.com
- See more at: http://www.jobshadow.com/interview-with-a-tower-climber-2/comment-page-3/#comment-21223

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Hector February 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Hello, I am in search of information or sources relating to entry level in tower erecting construction infrastructure or tower climbing opportunity. I have 12 years in construction from foundation excavation, foundation concrete pouring. Brick and block laying in new construction. Pipe scaffold erecting, work with and around heavy equipment, machinery and air powered tools etc.
For a year I have been working for a small company called IRON CITY telecom, located in Brooklyn. We did Decom of cell site, remove antennas, RF cables and clean up debris. My hopes is to land with a full time leading company who would consider me. I do not have a climbers certificate, but do own my gear. Willing to travel or relocate for new opportunities. I am good strong worker and fast learner.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE

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Andy January 31, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Im fairley new to the industry. But I love it. Attended two week training with a Company in N.C. I have OSHA 10, CPR, First Aid, D.O.T. cert just to name a few. I was comtrain certified and authorized for climbing/rescue. Have been climbing an average of 150 for a Few month on a Tiger Team. Installed surge suppressors, water froofing, replaced hardware, K-photos e.g. Looking for a more reputable company with there own vehicles and if possible something local. Willing to travel 1 to weeks at a time. I’m out of Bayonne NJ and I’m anxious to learn more. If your looking for someone willing to learn and work hard, feel free to contact me via email or phone. I also have a 10 year Military background. Call anytime day or night. 862-452-9426. Thank you.

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John Burks January 22, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Im 19, and in college and want to start a career as a climber, does anyone have any info on how to get started.

thanks

my email is: tannerburks1@gmail.com

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Lance Addison January 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

’re a prime contractor for the major wireless carriers and we have Tower/Wireless Technician positions to fill in MN, ND/SD and IA. If interested, please email: laddison@telcomconstruction.com
Aggressive hourly compensation, full benefits, including company vehicle. We provide all the necessary training (Comtrain) to both experienced and inexperienced candidates.

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Lance Addison January 21, 2014 at 3:11 pm

We’re a prime contractor for the major wireless carriers and we have Tower/Wireless Technician positions to fill. If interested, please email: laddison@telcomconstruction.com

Aggressive hourly compensation, full benefits, including company vehicle.

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Campbell January 17, 2014 at 7:31 am

Hi my name is Campbell and im looking for work as a tower climber or ground crew in the NM,AZ,TX area. please contact if you know of any thing out there, You may contact me by e-mail bcdh20@gmail.com or by phone (575)571-3170 Thank you

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Master Communications January 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm

We are looking for a four man tower crew who can travel to Florida for work. One member has to have CPR certification, one member has to know how to do Penn and sweep testing and one member has to have basic communications training. Call Gladys at (412) 377-5865.

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jeffery hood August 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Are you looking for any crews at this moment and if so could you please send me an email. I am a civil tech with almost 3 years of experience in the tower climbing industry. jhood8515@gmail.com

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Val Labuguen January 9, 2014 at 9:37 am

Greetings,

Calling Brave Climbers around Mid-Atlantic Region (DC,MD,VA, WV, PA). Please send your resume to valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com for your consideration. Thank you.

Val Labuguen
TELNET, INC.
301-840-7110 x6897

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MichaelPanzino January 6, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I have painted Bridges and water towers for about 8 years. How can i get into Building or inspecting or anything to do with this trade? I sent my resume and also left a voice mail to Val Labuguen.

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Val Labuguen January 9, 2014 at 9:27 am

Hi Michael,

I went back to my inbox and did not see any email from you. Please send me your resume to valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com. Thank you.

Val Labuguen
TELNET, INC.
301-840-7110 x6897

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Melvin Turqueza December 21, 2013 at 3:32 am

Good morning sir/mam Im melvin turqueza im a rigger tower climber here in saudi arabia i just want to ask if theres a hiring for my skilled or a climber i can climb up to 140m above thanks this is my email melvin_turqueza@yahoo.com thanks

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Mr. Cooper December 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

100% green to tower climbing. I jumped from a plane once, and I think everyone is afraid of heights at some point in there life. I seek adventure and challenges. I want a good paying career, with advancement opportunities. If your willing to hire a GREEN hand, that has a clean background, clean MVR, can travel 100% and your willing to give me a try, please email me with your offers. I’m 26 years old, married, and have mouths to feed. I can do anything I put my mind to.
my email: 4lifemacy@gmail.com < Please, NO SPAM

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Val Labuguen January 9, 2014 at 9:31 am

Hi Mr. Cooper,

We are currently hiring local candidates around Washington DC Metro Area. If you resides around DC, MD, VA, WV, or Southern PA, then maybe I can help you. Please send your resume to valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com. Thank you and happy job hunting.

Val Labuguen
TELNET, INC.
301-840-7110 x6897

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Max December 19, 2013 at 12:40 am

Good day.
I’m Max, I live and work in Ukraine industrial Climber.
find a job in the direction of Climber.
ready for long journeys to work
if you have real proposals for me I will be glad to consider them
Skype: maxim8153
email: virtys89@gmail.com

Best regards
Smyelov Max

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Stephanie Coleman December 18, 2013 at 11:38 am

I am looking for an Instructor in Kansas City, MO…

Tower Safety Training

We are looking for a full-time Program Coordinator to manage and instruct an ongoing training program designed to teach entry level Tower Technicians the critical safety aspects of their position prior to them entering the workforce. This training has been developed specifically for a corporate partner and consists of a NATE recognized climb safety training, OSHA 10, first-aid, CPR, along with many position specific learning objectives. Ideal candidates will have multiple years’ experience working in the construction and/or maintenance of cell towers, an in depth understanding of NATE safety standards, and preferably some experience training these topics. The position has competitive pay and little to no travel required.

Anyone interested (or knows anyone interested) may contact me at scoleman@peakpci.com

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Mr. Cooper December 27, 2013 at 6:26 pm

I see your looking for a FT program coordinator, but I also see you hire entry level Tower Technicians, Do you have any current openings for Entry level Tower Techs? Please let me know,

Thank you,
Mr. Cooper

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Stephanie Coleman December 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

Yes, we are looking for entry level tower technicians on the East Coast. You might have to be willing to relocate (at your expense) and travel up to 100% of the time. You can find a full job description on CareerBuilder by searching PEAK Career Services – Tower Technician or you can apply directly at our website http://www.peakpci.com.

Best of Luck to you in your job search!
Stephanie Coleman
PEAK Career Services

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ryan December 28, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I see you putting a crew together am very interested in being a climber if your still looking let me know thanks

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Stephanie Coleman January 2, 2014 at 8:17 am

Hi Ryan,

I am not putting a crew together per se, my client is looking to higher several Tower Tech I/II positions along the East Coast over 2014 to be considered. Please go to http://www.peakpci.com to apply.

Happy New Year!
Stephanie Coleman
PEAK Career Services

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James Bills February 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Hi Stephanie,
I am looking to start a career in the telecommunications field as a Tower Tech. I do not have any experience but I learn fast. Do you have any kind of training available? I live in Oklahoma, but willing to relocate.

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Stephanie Coleman February 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Hi James,

Yes, if you are open to relocate, please go to http://www.peakpci.com to apply.

We are looking for entry level tower technicians in many locations, there is a complete list of cities in the application.

Training is provided at no cost to you. This is a full-time position with benefits for a major engineering company here in the US.

I look forward to receiving your information.
Enjoy today!
Stephanie Coleman
PEAK Career Services

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Abdul Khan December 11, 2013 at 3:43 am

We are looking for professional tower companies/crews, companies that can help us put a crew together, Tower climbers who can get a crew made with integrity to help us perform site based projects for highly visible clients though out the United States. We need you to help us meet our goals and those of our clients.We have opportunities for individual crews that want to stay busy on high quality projects, We pay you every 2 weeks. Starting from $25-$28/HR Tower climbers??, $27-$30/HR Top hands. We are also looking for Tower Foreman and CM’s. We have the ability to secure high level project work with national infrastructure service providers. Our goal is to keep you busy as much as you want to be. You will be paid directly in a reasonable and steady manner for each accepted time sheet. You provide high quality professional results and help us train more crews that will help you to succeed in your career chances of making a Tower Foreman are high. We make sure all our tower climbers are certified and safety is our number 1 goal. ??To get started please send the following information to khan4ever@gmail.com. This is a brand new company and have all the resources for the year 2014. Contact me ASAP.

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Marcus December 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

My phone # is 214-202-5536. Email is marcus.briscoe@apeironinc.com

If you’re looking for work, give me a call or email me your resume. Should be hiring a lot in 2014.

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Elliott Nelson December 9, 2013 at 8:57 am

Looking for a job. Got my own tools, harness and got a year experience. So far I’ve stack up to 200 ft tower. My email is there if anyone out there hiring.

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Claire G. Christison December 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

I am looking to hire Experienced or Green individuals. We’re located in Minneapolis, MN and our work is primarily in the Upper Midwest states. We look for those that can travel 1-2 weeks at a time, have a strong work ethic and the ability to learn and eventually lead.
If you’d like to learn more, please submit resume to cchristison@owbs.net OR simply call me at (952) 942-0412.
Thank you!
Claire

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charles Richardson December 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Thanks again for the connection. My name is Charles Richardson. I am a 23 year old male tower rigger currently residing in Nassau Bahamas. I have 2 years experience. I have experience in Tower Erection, Tower Demolitions, Decommissions,LTE Installations, WaveGuide installation,CDMA installation,Upper Rail installation,Self Support Tower erection. I have my OSHA-10 certification, RF Awareness, and First Aid, and CPR. I am extremely ambitious and want to continue to learn, however the work here in the Bahamas is VERY limited. I have a wife and a son almost 3 years. Its vital that i find work in my field to support my family. I am now searching for opportunities abroad. Is there any way you can point me in the right direction ? that would be great 242 -466 -8418 youngsuccessor08@hotmail.com/ cricha2010@gmail.com

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michael mcgraw December 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

Just wanting to kno if u guys need any more towerhands

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Marcus December 9, 2013 at 10:32 am

Yes, call or email me. 214-202-5536, marcus.briscoe@apeironinc.com

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Val Labuguen November 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

Greetings,

TELNET, INC. is looking for a Tower Foreman, Top Hand, and Ground guy that are local to either DC, MD, VA, PA or WV.
Climbing and Rescuer certification is needed.

Val Labuguen

TELNET, INC.

301-840-7110 x6897

valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com

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John Mullins November 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Looking for cell tower climbimg/technician jobs available in the Arkansas/Missouri areas. Thank you

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Val Labuguen November 8, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Greetings,

TELNET, INC. is forming a Tiger Team for a Wireless Project around Mid-West. We will need 2 teams to help us out. Please apply if you are interested for we are hiring immediately.

Climbing and Rescuer certification is needed.

Note: This is for 1 month project but subject to be a long term depending on your performance.

Val Labuguen

TELNET, INC.

301-840-7110 x6897

valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com

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Steve Fleming November 7, 2013 at 11:41 am

Hello All,
I have been in the fire/rescue business for the past 37 years, training since 1986 and the tower climbing safety and rescue training business for the past 14 years…. with all that, I commend, respect and value all of you that work at height. For me it is a passion, especially the training. Take a look at our web site and see if we can help.

Thanks again…
Steve

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James Bills February 25, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Hello Mr. Fleming,

My name is James. I am very interested in becoming a Tower Climber. I do not have any experience, but I am ready and willing to learn. My email is pbnjb2001@live.com. I would appreciate it if you could email the website.

Thank You
James Bills

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Chris November 6, 2013 at 9:15 am

Ive been working with AT&T antennas nearly a year
I’m currently looking to switch companies for the first
Time . I have AT&T access card and have been through
Ericsson schooling . Contact me for further information
If interested , I was a lead with my last company 713 351 9997
Chrisrenninger@hotmail.com

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Chris November 6, 2013 at 1:32 am

I’ve been in the tower business about a year working
On AT&T Ericsson projects . Myself and anther top
Hand I’ve been working with are currently seeking
A new company for our last employer couldn’t keep
Us busy enough and had major upper management
Changes . We are willing to work in any region however
We prefer the south for we are from Texas . If interested
Please call 713 351 9997 or email at chrisrenninger@hotmail.com

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Craig Bellwood January 17, 2014 at 8:38 am

Chris,

Synergy Wireless Solutions is looking for experienced Tower Technicians. If you are still in the market for a new position please email me or go to our website to apply.

Kind Regards
Craig

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Chris November 5, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I’m a experienced tower hand who was a lead in my last job however there has been upper management changes and myself and anther top hand are now looking for immediate work . I have my ATT&t access card I obtained in a special Ericsson school along with OSHA and rope and rescue . I have much more qualifications and a very professional resume . Email me at chrisrenninger@hotmail.com or call me at 713 351 9997

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Gladys Rowser November 4, 2013 at 6:49 am

We are a new company who has up coming work in Florida on 500 cell towers. We are looking for climbers to decommission towers. If interested contact me at mrsrowser@ gmail.com.

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chris tatum November 30, 2013 at 11:30 am

I live in TX,am in very interested,I have worked on towers 13yrs on and off.

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Marcus December 9, 2013 at 10:36 am

Call me at 214-202-5536, or email me your resume. marcus.briscoe@apeironinc.com

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Saifullah Syed November 4, 2013 at 5:19 am

Hi…I’m interested in tower climbing jobs and I could not find any good information on how to start a new career in this field in Chicago area. I am new to this field and I’m hard working. I would love to get some information from anyone in the Chicago area about starting a new career in this field. I’m not afraid of heights. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Isabel October 24, 2013 at 12:48 pm

I’m currently recruiting for a cell phone tower technician in the Seattle area.
The employee would perform maintenance and be required to climb up to 500 feet.
There is a lot of travel involved.

Resumes can be emailed to me directly at imassi@itechpersonnel.com

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Joe October 21, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’ve been interested in getting into this line of work for some time. I’ve applied before to a company in traverse city michigan a few years ago but had to be denied for one reason which was my dmv record. But that has since been cleared up and I have been covered by commercial insurance. I am still looking for a way into the industry, but cannot find anyone that will hire entry level people. I’m located in mid/northern michigan. Any leads would be appreciated. Travel not an issue.

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Jeff October 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

Generally speaking, how old is too old to be considered for a starting position as a tower climber or ground worker aspiring to become a tower climber? Fitness level is obviously an issue, but assuming excellent physical condition?

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Tommy November 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

I am 67 yrs. old and I started climbing towers when I was 22. I was an engineer for a TV station and started doing re lamps and microwave antennas . I still do two way tower work as a part of my day job and do freelance tower work for various cities and counties. While it is not my full time job since I am in management and kind of desk bound :( I really feel if I had to I could make this a full time since I really enjoy travel and physical work. If you are in excellent physical condition and like physical work I would say go for it!! Every tower is different and has its own challenges but there is nothing like the feeling of being on top of a tower . Best wishes and be safe!

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Samuel November 7, 2014 at 9:08 am

Is this tower worker named Jeff Owens

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Andy Rivera October 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Looking for a entry level tower climbing job. I live in Bayonne NJ. Contact me with any questions or comments at your convienence. Thank you.

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Savescu Mihai November 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

Hello,

My name is Michael and I am from Romania, I am interested to work in USA. I have 10 years experience as a technician and climber Telecommunication. Please let me know if you think it’s possible that.

Thank you,

Michael

004915738665254
004964413835631

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Melvin Turqueza December 20, 2013 at 2:58 am

Hey Sir Good morning im melvin and im a climber tower here in saudi arabia subcontract in Aramco

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Lance Rudolph October 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Would love to get into this line of work. If anyone is hiring in MN, please email me.

Thanks
-Lance

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Claire G. Christison December 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

Lance,

We are looking to hire several experienced and green individuals. Please submit your resume to my attention. Our office is located in Minneapolis, MN and our work is the upper Midwest.

Must be able to travel 1-2 weeks at a time, comfortable working at extreme heights, strong work ethic and willingness to learn.

Claire G. Christison

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Matt Campbell April 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Im just wondering whats available around Chicago for tower work. 6 years microwave ( MCI). 14 Years with my current employer. Might be looking for a change if the moneys right. I’m currently a top lead with my company out in the field. All the certs you can ask for. Currently building Sprint 2.5 sites.

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Danny Flynn April 22, 2014 at 1:07 am

In Chicago Union company
Call Danny at 847-525-9573

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Meredith W October 7, 2013 at 5:56 am

I have always been interested in tower climbing and was wondering how to enter the field in the Las Vegas area. I’m 37, hard working and open to new ideas. I would love to get some information from anyone in the LV area about starting a new career. I’m not afraid of heights, but I respect them and am never afraid of paying my dues. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Shirley Campbell October 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Hi! Just checking if you found a job a Tower Climber in the Telecommunication field yet?

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Meredith Wheaton October 14, 2013 at 7:09 am

I have not yet found a position climbing towers in Las Vegas. Would greatly appreciate any information you may have. Feel free to email me or provide a direct email in order to contact you. Thank you for your response.

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Matt W October 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Are there any companies in Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware that are hiring to do this kind of work?

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Ellis Sellars October 4, 2013 at 1:14 am

I’m currently looking for a couple of climbers in the NJ NY area..I do audits for a small co. in southern NJ, but we work all over the northeast. let me tell you ,I have been doing tower work for over 8 years now and this has to be the easiest money I’ve made working on towers…AUDITS!…and easy ones at that.
.I get healthcare and its salary. The best part is that I only climb maybe 3 towers a day and most of them are under 200ft. All you have to do is get the downtilt, serial number and azimuth. Take a few overall picks and done. I might be on a tower for an hour at most. I usually start at 8 and I’m usually done by 2pm…not bad for 52 grand a year…give me a hollar if interested..8174202761

done by 2pm

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Michelle December 16, 2013 at 9:33 am

Ellis,

Is there still availability? Very interested located in so. Jersey.

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Andrew September 26, 2013 at 5:48 am

Hi all,

I’m recently going through a career change and have always wanted to climb towers. My question is how might I get involved with tower companies in the Atlanta area? I have a strong work ethic and am excited to see what it’s like to work in this environment. It’s always been a dream I’ve held in the back of my mind. I have a Masters in Biomedical science & Healthcare Management, but I have discovered I don’t care much for long hours inside of hospitals. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

Andrew

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Dave Pemberton September 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I am looking for people to perform Cell Tower Audits/ Surveys in the Ohio area. If interested email me ASAP.

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Easyco_04 September 23, 2013 at 6:09 am

Hi!

I’m very interested for the position. But there’s a bit problem I’m not a american and not living in any part of united states.

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Tyler Cogar September 23, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hello Dave I am really interested in this job. I’ve been trying to get in this field for sometime now. I live in Wv so I’m kinda close to where this job would be. Send a email back if I got any of your interest, or just let me have yours to give further information

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chris tatum November 30, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hello,I have been in the busness for 13yrs on and off,looking for work.chris

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Brad Parsons December 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Hello Mr Pemberton my name is Brad I have been a firefighter for the last ten years and I am interested in doing tower work. I live in Kansas and was wondering if you had any work in this area or if you have any advice. thank you for your time.

Brad 316-312-1184

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Abdul Khan September 19, 2013 at 11:15 pm

ALL,

I AM LOOKING FOR TOWER CLIMBERS/TOWER FOREMEN/TOP HANDS/ CREW LEADS. I WILL PAY THE CREW ON A DAILY RATE AND HOW QUICKLY A CREW CAN FINISH THE SITE. IF A CREW CAN PULL AWAY WITH A 3 DAY JOB I CAN PAY UPTO $1500 A DAY. EMAIL ME AT KHAN4EVER@GMAIL.COM. IF INTERESTED CAN MAKE A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITY.

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Badea Dragos February 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

I am interested in this job, I can say for that location?

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Levar Mcrae September 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

Hi everyone.I am 34 years old looking to start a career in tower erection.I have done construction work, and have my osha certificate. I live in NY and was wondering if anyone had some advice. Do I need to find climber training?I applied for a that offered on-the-job training but they weren’t hiring right now. Lost and don’t know which way to go. Please help.

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Abdul Khan September 24, 2013 at 12:24 am

email me at khan4ever@gmail.com.

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Ryan Plummer September 5, 2013 at 3:59 am

Hello everyone. I am a 33 year-old looking for an opportunity to break into network infrastructure/tower climbing. I have worked many technical jobs ranging from construction and A/V systems installation but have been working in architecture in Chicago for the past several years creating full construction documents with a focus on MEP systems design. I am in great shape and a very hard worker and have always been very mechanically inclined and enjoy working on new types of systems, from infrastructure to programming. I am at a point in my life where I can pick up and move to a new location quickly and easily. I have no experience as a climber, but I am a very fast learner and willing to do whatever is necessary to meet my goal. I understand the need for safety though am not easily deterred by harsh weather conditions or other obstacles. I just recently spoke with a company in WA state about an entry-level position they are considering me for. My question to anyone that can help is this…should I enroll in a climbing certification course on my own, before looking for additional employment or do some companies train new hires and help them attain the necessary certification? Any information some of you with experience jumping into this line of work could provide would be truly appreciated. My brother is a firefighter and works as a climbing trainer on his own time. I am hoping to make this career change very soon, so I am looking forward to all advice available. Thank you and good luck to everyone. ryan.d.plummer@gmail.com

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Val Labuguen September 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

Hi Ryan,

I appreciate your time posting your interest here. We TELNET, INC. provide training and certifications. You have mentioned that you have done some work around Chicago. I am assuming that you are local to IL. As of now, we are looking for candidates local to DC, MD, VA area. We can bring you on board if you are can relocate to these states. Please advise.

Val Labuguen
TELNET, INC.
valente.labuguen@telnet-inc.com
301-840-7110 x6897

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Ryan Plummer September 5, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Hello, and thank you for replying to my post. I am currently working as a freelance drafter, so picking up and moving is not a problem at all. In fact, I just confirmed with my wife yesterday that we are planning to try out a new location, so I am planning on moving anyway, as I have nothing tying me down currently given my type of work can be completed anywhere with an internet connection. I am very interested in learning more about any opportunities in any location. Thank you again, and I hope to hear from you soon. ryan.d.plummer@gmail.com

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Val Labuguen September 19, 2013 at 7:44 am

Hi Ryan,

I just sent you an email.

Val

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