Employment

Experienced Tower Technician / Electronics Installer

Hawaiian Islands

ABOUT THE JOB:

Pacific Wireless Communications has immediate full-time positions for experienced Tower Technician / Electronics Installers. Applicants must have experience in installing two-way radio, microwave, and/or LTE antenna systems, on elevated antenna structures and rooftops. Pacific Wireless’s mission is broad, and the Tower Technician / Electronics Installer will gain skills and experience not typically available to the average Tower Climber.

LOCATION:

Hawaii – Statewide. Potential employment locations are in Honolulu and Hilo.

LEVEL:

Experienced Tower Technician / Electronics Installer

JOB SUMMARY:

The Tower Technician / Electronics Installer will be responsible for the installation of two-way radio, microwave, and LTE components; including antennas, cabling and electronics. Assigned tasks may include installation on rooftops and new or existing towers. This work involves: antenna installation and testing; equipment and tower inspections; microwave dish path alignments; waveguide testing and troubleshooting; and tower reinforcements, and other duties. This position requires the ability to work in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment, while maintaining a high level of professionalism, courtesy, customer service and ethics. Pacific Wireless Communications is committed to safety. Our personnel are required follow all industry recognized safety rules and best practices; such as utilizing the 100% tie off method at all times.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Work on tower structures, attending to all aspects of safety while on the tower; ensuring that a quality installation has been performed, including rigging, hoisting, landing, fastening, etc.
  • Installs of a variety on infrastructure equipment including but not limited to masts, clamping, bracing, supports, antennas, RRUs, cabling. This involves bolting, trueing up, shooting proper azimuth and elevation within strict tolerances, reading maps and a compass, torqueing to spec, labeling, picture-taking, documentation, plumb and tilt readings with smart level, etc. Closeout requirements are an absolute must.
  • Performs installations of wave-guide, coax, fiber, lines, and hybrid cable systems. This involves connector installation, sweeping and testing cables, weather proofing, color-coding, labeling, etc. This requires the ability to connect coax feedlines and jumpers per piping diagrams, and the knowledge of the industry practices to support and fasten cables adequately, to achieve a quality, lasting installation.
  • Performs grounding, conductor terminations, fastening, proper bonding, proper antioxidant choice and use. This requires expertise with exothermic bonding processes such as cadwelding.
  • Assists with the overall job tasks, which includes work on the ground. This includes: all tasks required to build and install a site per customer specification; maintenance of a safe work environment; daily use and completion of company and customer forms; maintenance of vehicles and equipment; and many other duties as assigned – including work which may not be directly related to the traditional tower climber role.
  • Must know how to read and understand drawings, piping diagrams, job specifications, mounting specs, testing procedures. Must be able to work in a team environment on the crew and be a valued member of the team and the company. Must have the ability to perform basic electronics installation tasks, such as mobile radio installations in a vehicle, or the racking grounding and cabling of electronic equipment in a communication site.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to climb and to work at heights
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to work outside in all elements; including but not limited to rain, snow, rain, wind, rain, and extreme temperatures.
  • Ability to perform a variety of labor-intensive tasks
  • Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform the same task repeatedly
  • Ability to bend, twist and contort body for extended periods of time to perform specific tasks Must possess sufficient health and physical condition so as to climb towers sever hundred feet in height.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience as a Microwave/LTE Antenna Systems Installer is desired.
  • Microwave Team Leader or Group leader experience is a plus.
  • Industry related certifications are highly desired.
  • Possession a valid driver's license with a sufficiently clean driving record is mandatory.
  • Must possess or be immediately able to obtain valid Authorized Climber Certification.
  • Must possess or be immediately able to obtain an OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training certification.
  • Must possess or be immediately able to obtain a Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must possess or be immediately able to obtain a mobile extendable work platform (boom lift and/or scissor lift) operator certification.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Citizenship, or legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a public safety background check.
  • A demonstrated technical aptitude, in a relevant field.
  • Possession of basic hand tools for type of work being performed.

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Experienced Radio Field Service Technician

Kauai Island

ABOUT THE JOB:

Pacific Wireless Communications is the leading two-way radio service and sales company in the State of Hawaii. This position is for an experienced Radio Field Service Technician, and is to be located on the beautiful island of Kauai. The Field Service Technician will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, service and repair of both commercial and public safety two-way radios, radio systems, microwave systems, voice and data networks, as well as various other electronic systems and equipment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform a variety of tasks to repair, maintain, modify, and install radio communications equipment and systems on the island of Kauai.
  • The primary focus of this role includes maintenance and troubleshooting of customer communications equipment and systems.
  • This position routinely performs module and component level repairs. Additional responsibilities include the maintenance and repair of microwave radio systems, CCTV systems, network
  • equipment, and the support of other related technologies.
  • Previous radio service, electronics repair, and installation experience is required. The ability to obtain certification such as the Electronica Technician’s Associations Certified Electronic Technician associate level certification, or higher, is required Documented ability to troubleshoot and repair current and also legacy two- way radios and systems.
  • Ability to work independent of supervision Proficient in common computer programs including the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Understanding of electronic theory and radio fundamentals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR HIRE:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • United States citizenship or legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a public safety background check.
  • 2 years of experience in a role similar to the Field Service Technician or Bench Technician roles.
  • Education and experience comparable to that expected by an experienced Field Service Technician, as demonstrated by
  • possession of at least four of the following:
  • ETA’s CET Associate certification.
  • FCC GROL (PG) license or higher.
  • FCC Amateur Extra class license.
  • CompTIA’s Network+ certification, or equivalent.
  • A Bachelor’s degree issued by an accredited institution of Higher education, with any science or technology major, or a minor in electrical engineering.
  • Any of Motorola’s thirteen Professional Level certifications for the Astro 25 ASTRO® 25 IV&D, and/or MOTOTRBO platforms.
  • The Aviat Certified Operate Specialist Certification (ACOS,) or equivalent.

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Systems / Microwave Field Technician


Location: Honolulu
Level: Systems / Microwave Field Technician

Compensation: Competitive market-based salary proportionates with experience and certifications.

Summary of Duties:

The Systems / Microwave Field Technician can perform a variety of tasks to repair, maintain, modify, install, train, and consult on communications equipment and systems in a PWC service center or at a customer site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Planning and Coordinating Activities
  • Assist in the coordination of the activities of a group of technical personnel in the installation, checkout, or modification of systems or microwave equipment
  • Determine or recommend inventory levels, part or material substitutions, acquisition of new equipment, etc.
    B. Setup Activities
  • Interpret flow diagrams, schematics, blueprints, product specifications, etc., to insure proper machine or equipment setup.
    C. Equipment Application Activities
  • Use powered hand tools such as drills, saws, air tools, spot welding equipment, etc.
  • Work with fixed gauges or other simple test equipment or visual aids (e.g., “go/no-go” lights, templates, etc.).
  • Work with adjustable measuring or test equipment (e.g., oscilloscope, curve tracer, etc.).
  • Operate keyboard equipment (e.g. typewriter, data entry equipment, computer terminal, etc.).
  • Operate or monitor electronic computing equipment, using a console to activate peripheral equipment (e.g., printer, disc drive, etc.) for a variety of applications.
  • Use diagnostic computer programs to aid in identifying malfunctions in equipment, products, or processes.
    D. Test Activities
  • Functionally test electrical properties of components, subassemblies or product using schematics, written and verbal instruction, etc.
  • Perform comprehensive analytical testing of electrical, mechanical, or computer-based systems.
  • Perform environmental tests on electronic equipment or components (e.g. testing center frequencies, bandwidths, shock, vibration, altitude, temperature, humidity, etc.).
  • Perform “on-the-air” tests of communications equipment in accordance with FCC regulations (e.g. frequency, power, output, etc.).
    E. Troubleshooting and Repair Activities
  • Perform initial or preventive maintenance and adjustments on assembly, process or test equipment to insure proper operation.
  • Identify, diagnose, and repair malfunctions in automated electronic systems (e.g. computerized or other logic-controlled systems, electromechanical equipment, etc.).
  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain communication systems, microwave systems, equipment, parts, and accessories at customer locations or PWC service centers.
    F. Fabrication and Modification Activities
  • Make modifications to electronic circuitry involving changes recommended by the manufacturer, engineering personnel or the customer.
  • Assemble and install communication systems, equipment, parts, and accessories at Motorola service centers or customer locations.
    G. Artwork and Design Activities
  • Produce detail drawings, diagrams, or schematics or subassemblies, assemblies, circuitry, or systems working within established guidelines and standards (e.g. sketches, models, layouts, specifications, verbal instructions, etc.).
  • Prepare block diagrams showing the general electronic or electrical relationships between groups, units, or functions within a system, equipment, or unit.
  • Design circuits (e.g. control circuits, test instrumentation circuits, etc.).
    H. Methods Improvement Activities
  • Keep current on new equipment, processes or products in areas of responsibility through reading technical publications and related literature.
    I. Written Documentation Activities
  • Prepare routine reports or simple memos (e.g. equipment histories, material usage, inventory reports, project statistics, time utilization, etc.).
  • Post or log data (e.g. test information, recording time, work status, equipment utilization etc.) onto appropriate records, graphs, forms, computer code sheets, etc.
  • Apply elementary geometry, general science formulas and/or electrical, mechanical or chemical principles.
  • Conduct physical inventory of test equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Decide on and gather data necessary for analyzing malfunctions and determining recommended course of action.
    J. Communication Activities
  • Meet with other employees, supervisors, technicians, engineers, quality control, etc. to discuss operations, equipment malfunctions, schedules, or other problems.
  • Explain technical information to non-technical people (production employees, customers, suppliers, buyers, etc.) regarding equipment operation, company products, basic principles, theories, etc.
  • Provide technical expertise and act as liaison with other technical personnel and engineering/drafting departments (e.g. coordinating work schedules, establishing standards or techniques etc.).
  • Handle confidential information as part of the job (e.g. pricing information, design information, personnel data, etc.).
    K. Guidance/Work Direction Activities
  • Provide direction to others by explaining manufacturing operations, product specifications, work procedures, policy guidelines, unit organization, etc.
    L. Safe Work Procedures
  • Pay attention to the safety conditions at each step involved in performing the job (e.g. mixing or using caustic solutions; working with machine cutting, boring, or shaping equipment: handling high voltage equipment/wiring, etc.).
    M. Visual Activities
  • Assemble, inspect, or repair relatively small parts, components, etc. where close visual attention is required.
  • Work with simple blueprints or schematics.
  • Perform data entry operations to inquire on inventories, to place orders, to track down shipments or other applications not involving large volumes of data entry.
    N. Physical Activities
  • Manually lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, turning, etc. loads of up to about 50 pounds.
  • Reading, proofing, assembling, inspecting, or other similar activities that might produce minor eyestrain.
  • Reaching, grasping, stretching movements.
    O. Working Environment
  • Work in areas that involve temperatures more than about 10 degrees outside a normal controlled climate.
  • Work in dust, fumes, or odors not requiring protective equipment.
  • Work in noise levels that are high enough not to permit normal, conversational speech.

    Business Functions and Skills:

  • Must keep and organize accurate records of installations, service and equipment.
  • Call software and hardware vendors to request service regarding defective products.
  • Communicate problem resolution progress and status to appropriate parties.
  • Analyze/evaluate incident reports and make recommendations to reduce incident rate.
  • Prepare standard statistical reports, such a service order and maintenance reports.
  • Develop and document problem resolution process.
  • Document user training materials and procedures.
  • Assist in evaluating technology resource needs.
  • Meet customer expectations (responsiveness, follow-up, courtesy, professionalism).
  • Perform other duties as assigned and as relevant to the position.

    Key skills and abilities include:

  • Ability to work with other employees and management to meet the goals of the company and within the guidelines of the company Code of Conduct.
  • Ability to effectively handle irate customers and customer issues.
  • Ability to communicate successfully with technical customers and PWC field personnel.
  • Ability to improve technical knowledge and management skills with PWC provided training.

    Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma plus 2-year technical school background in electronics or military equivalent.
  • Fundamental knowledge of electronics and electronics theory, computers and computer networking.
  • Having an IT computer technical background is a major plus.
  • FCC GROL and CET certification are required with 6 months of employment.
  • IT computer technical background is a major plus.
  • A+ certification highly desired.

    Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • 401K Plan
  • Paid sick and vacation
  • Medical and Dental Insurance

    EEO/AAP

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