Aerial Technician (Tower Rigger) - Lead Hand
Valard Powerline Contractor
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
6d ago


Valard Construction is Canada’s premier utility contractor, as well as head of the Valard Group of Companies and part of the Quanta Group, the largest electrical power contractor in North America.

Valard has full-service capabilities for transmission, distribution, substations, foundations, telecommunications, and renewable energy.

Valard Construction Telecom Division is seeking qualified Aerial Technician (Tower Rigger) Lead Hand to work on projects in AB, BC, MB and ON.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the installation of Telecommunication Tower infrastructure and antenna system
  • Identify and select cables, ropes, blocks and tackle by weight and size of load to be moved, and competent in the use of a Capstan and Winch hoisting equipment
  • Install various ancillary items on a communication tower including waveguide bridges1 ice guards, antenna mounts and transmission line support systems, anti-
  • climbs, lighting systems, fall protection systems, and tower grounding system

  • Review blueprints and drawings and determine the required installation method, tools, and equipment
  • Take a lead role in Aerial Rigging supervision on antenna and cabling, cellular radio, and all work of Riggers on the tower
  • Installation of cellular and microwave antennas, coaxial cables, elliptical waveguide, grounding and weatherproofing in support of microwave and cellular RFDS systems on tower and rooftop structures
  • Perform microwave radio path alignments, antenna orientations, and assist with RF sweeps for lines and antennas per carrier network Methods of Procedure and manufacturer specifications
  • Provide leadership in the communication of and execution of the Valard Construction HS&E safety policies and procedures and conduct daily tailgate meetings
  • Splice, repair and test various types and sizes of telephone and other telecommunication cables including single line, coaxial and fibre optics
  • Inspect, test and troubleshoot telecommunication transmission lines and cables for transmission characteristics and to locate faults
  • Support project and materials management processes ensuring proper collection of project related data and testing results in support project teams
  • Give directions to crane operators engaged in hoisting and moving loads
  • Review all engineering and installation documentation, and cable connection diagrams to prepare for antenna system installations
  • Installation of connectors on coaxial cables, elliptical waveguide, and repair aerial and other telecommunication transmission and distribution lines, cable and associated hardware
  • Requirements

  • Experience supervising a crew
  • Fall Protection and Tower Rescue Certification
  • Must be an effective communicator with crew members in the proper execution of tasks and methods of procedure and provide leadership in the training and development of junior aerial technicians
  • Benefits

    Valard is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and a complete range of employee benefits.

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