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Communication Lineman


  • The Fiber Guys
  • 08/29/20
  • Clackamas, OR
  • 97015
  • UNION / Hourly
  • Full-Time
The Fiber Guys, LLC -
We are looking to hire aerial linemen with prior experience. Must be hard working, willing to work overtime and weekends, eager to learn and looking for advancement. This position is highly visible in our company and has potential to advance to a foreman position.
Linemen build, repair, and maintain overhead telecommunication systems including traffic signals. This includes placing, relocating, and removing poles, lines, open wire, drop and block wire in order to maintain efficient operation of the customers facilities.
Lineman Essential Functions:
Repairs and maintains major cable system and structures such as broken lashing, replacing or re-sagging aerial strand, pole transfers, down-guys, aerial to underground conversion, substructure repairs and cable replacements related to system outages, maintenance, rebuilds and emergencies or hazards.
Reads and interprets work orders, specifications, engineering drawings and/or cut sheets to determine work to be done in sequence of task.
Performs construction work such as digging holes, climbing telephone poles, placing and removing poles and anchors, pulling and stringing wire/cable from pole to pole, laying cable and conduit in the ground.
Operates power equipment such as compressors, pumps, blowers, hydraulic diggers, and hydraulic aerial lifts mounted on trucks.
Uses test equipment to check for gas in manholes; may be required to empty water and other debris from manholes.
Dismantles, moves, and removes aerial, underground or building wire, cable associated equipment and hardware.
Connects wires and cables to terminals and attaches/detaches various kinds of hardware to wires, cables, buildings, or poles.
Responds to and participates in emergency and outage situations that require heavy construction capabilities.
Ensures that all work considers the safety of the customer and general public and compliance with all governmental orders.
Able and willing to work outdoors and in inclement weather conditions.
A CDL License is required when driving the bucket truck or aerial lift truck.
Complete daily production reports and As-Built documentation on prints.
Lineman Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of approved practices, procedures, tools, and materials used in telecom line construction work.
Identify differences in wire and cable colors.
Required to lift moderately heavy equipment, such as telephone line; climb structures; and stand for long periods of time.
Knowledge of first aid procedures and CPR.
Ability to apply mathematic calculations (Example: fractions for use in drilling and pole sizing; calculating material and hardware length for assembling several pieces of equipment to poles of different thickness and circumferences.)
Ability to work in a confined space and at high elevations (poles, hydraulic lift buckets, ladders.
Ability to apply logical principles and thinking to solve problems and make decisions.
Willing to perform work to support the values and goals of the Company.
Physical demands:
Climb up and down poles, ladders, machinery, and other objects.
Push, pull, reach, and carry objects such as tools, materials and equipment weighing up to 75 lbs.
Load and unload tools and equipment on truck.
Coordinate movement of eyes, hands, fingers, and feet.
Vision including depth perception, close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
All work is performed at remote locations; driving and sitting are required.
All work is outdoors, subject to inclement weather conditions.
Working in confined spaces.
Benefits Include:
Competitive Pay (Union-IEBW Local 48)
Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Short & Long Term Disability
Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance

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