Telecommunications Lineman Installer & Repairer

Telecommunications Lineman Installer & Repairer

Position Summary

The Telecommunications Lineman Installer & Repairer is responsible for installing, operating, maintaining, inspecting, and repairing lines.

This person is also responsible for performing skilled tasks in accordance with standard industry practices in the construction, maintenance, and operation of underground and overhead telecommunications. This position will be responsible to use various specialized equipment in an outside fast-paced work environment.

Essential Functions

These duties can be performed with or without accommodation:

  • Accesses specific areas to string lines and install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, and appliances, using bucket trucks, or climbing poles, and ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces.
  • Inspects and test lines and cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults and malfunctions.
  • Installs equipment such as amplifiers and repeaters to maintain the strength of communications transmissions.
  • Lays underground cable directly in trenches, or string it through conduits running through trenches.
    Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
  • Places insulation over conductors, and seal splices with moisture-proof covering.
  • Pulls up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks; then pull lines through ducts by hand or with winches.
  • Sets up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, and adjusting equipment.
  • Splices cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.
  • Responsible for string cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pulls lines to proper tension.
  • Travels to customers’ premises to install, maintain, and repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment and accessories.
  • Uses a variety of construction equipment to complete installations, including digger derricks, trenchers, and cable plows.
  • Cleans and maintains tools and test equipment.
  • Computes impedance of wires from poles to houses to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signals to desired levels.
  • Digs holes for power poles, using power augers or shovels, sets poles in place with cranes, and hoist poles upright, using winches.
  • Digs trenches for underground wires and cables.
  • Explains cable service to subscribers after installation and collects any installation fees that are due.
  • Fills and tamps holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices.
  • Participates in the construction and removal of telecommunication towers and associated support structures.
  • Travels to client site as need, approximately 25% travel mostly within the state of New York. The percentage of travel may vary based on client needs.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Attends program/project team meetings.
  • Accomplishes all other duties and tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Education & Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge in Microwave, SCADA communications, Cellular, Broadband Industries, preferred.
  • Experience with IBEW preferred.
  • CPR/AED and Certification preferred; if not certified, Council Rock will provide certification training at the time of hire.
  • OSHA-10 certification preferred; if not certified, Council Rock will provide certification training at the time of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to interface with customers
  • Adaptability / Flexibility and resourcefulness in challenging and perplexing situations
  • Business Expertise / Technical Skill
  • Customer Focus
  • Detail Orientation / Accuracy
  • Knowledge of wireless RF communications and principles
  • Must possess strong troubleshooting skills
  • Proficiency with the use of relevant wireless tools and test equipment.
  • Proficiency with inventory tools and procedures.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive long distances on and off-road and to tow trailers

Physical Demands and Work Environment

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.

    • This role routinely is exposed to external work environment, therefore will be exposed to hot, humid, raining, cold, windy conditions, etc.
    • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds independently and up to 90 pounds with assistance, if necessary.
    • Ability to climb ladders and steep staircases as well as structures over 150 feet and above.
    • Dexterity to connect and disconnect various sizes and types of electronic connectors.
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time, constant rotation of movement, such as, pushing, pulling, twisting, bending, reaching, and squatting.


This role has no supervisory responsibilities.

Position: Full-Time

Location: Rochester, NY

Compensation: Salary & Benefits 

Council Rock is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. 

Please send cover letter and resumes to 

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