Careers

We are continuously searching for new employees to join our cutting edge company building and maintaining wireless telecommunications infrastructure. The work is gratifying and offers numerous opportunities to advance within the company and increase your wage. We provide continuous training and education to challenge employees to learn new skills. Workers are employed year-round and receive health care and retirement benefits. Start as paid apprentices at $16/hour. Our apprenticeship program is 12 months in duration and you earn while you learn. This is not just a job, but a career in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Please call 515-989-9225 if you have any questions regarding the job.

 

Available Journeyman Electrician Positions

Journeyman Electrician

- Carlisle, IA and Cedar Rapids, IA
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Job Description

The Journeyman Electrician is responsible for installing and repairing wiring, electrical fixtures, power equipment, and components of machinery and equipment following electrical code, manuals, specifications, schematics, and blueprints within a communications location as defined by the client’s scope of work or engineering specifications. This is a full-time, hourly (non-exempt) position with supervisory responsibilities to a network apprentice if applicable. Tower climbing is not a routine task for this position.

 Responsibilities

  • Install and repair wiring, electrical fixtures, power equipment, and components of machinery and equipment following electrical code, manuals, specifications, schematics, and blueprints.
  • Install and repair control and distribution apparatus, including relays, switches, thermostats, circuit-breaker panels, etc.
  • Install and connect power supply wiring, cables, conduit, and electrical apparatus for equipment in new and existing facilities following diagrams, schematics, or blueprints
  • Diagnose and resolve problems in electrical circuits, systems, and equipment using testing instruments and equipment.
  • Test continuity of circuits to ensure compatibility and safety of components using testing instruments.
  • Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble, and install electrical conduit using rulers, measuring devices, hand tools, pipe threader, and conduit bender.
  • Receive and complete work orders.
  • Select material and hardware and make time and materials estimates.
  • Maintain accurate records on material and labor used.
  • Maintain inventory of company-owned tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean.
  • Work with various teams to complete projects.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment.
  • Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
  • Ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.
  • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
  • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.

Other

  • The Supervisor or his/her designee may assign other duties and accountabilities limited to those consistent with the applicable job function and pay grade.

Reports To

  • Master Electrician

Qualifications

    • Education/Certification: Valid Iowa Class A Journey Electricians License and valid Iowa driver’s license
    • Knowledge of electrical circuits and wiring and operating principles of motors
    • Knowledge of local electrical codes
    • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and written reference material Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
    • Ability to perform mathematical calculations
    • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems Ability to use hand and power tools
    • Five years’ experience in electrical field

Supervisory Responsibilities:

 

Apprentice

 

Equipment Used:

 

Multimeter, ohmmeter, and testing equipment; soldering iron; wire puller; pipe bender and threader; hand and power tools (saw, drill, etc.); ladder. Light truck or van.

 

Working Conditions:

 

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

Continual walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, heavy lifting, and

carrying. Frequent travel within Iowa and surrounding states.

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Available Outside Plant Crew Laborer Positions

Outside Plant Crew Laborer

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Job Description

The Outside Plant Crew Laborer assists in building each job as defined by the client’s scope of work and construction drawings under the direction of the OSP Crew Leader. This encompasses, but is not limited to, loading and unloading all job materials, maintaining all tools, trucks and equipment used by the civil crew, understanding the scope of work and constructing the project per specifications in a timely manner with an emphasis on operating the vacuum excavator for pot holing utilities and placing hand holes for a horizontal drilling rig. There will be travel including paid overnights involved in this position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Review the scope of work and construction drawings with the Crew Leader.
  • Assist in verifying that all materials for the project are taken to the job site.
  • Verify that all of the tools, equipment and stocked supplies on your trailer are available and in working order.
  • Check the oil & fluids of each truck & piece of equipment in your charge before use.
  • Attend a daily tailgate meeting to address daily tasks and safety issues. Report any safety concerns to the Crew Leader.
  • Take direction from Crew Leader to build the job following the scope of work/construction drawings.
  • Report any deviations from the scope of work or construction drawings to the crew Leader.
  • Pick up trash on site daily.
  • Pot hole for utilities with a vacuum excavator
  • Operate mini back hoe for placement of hand holes and the backfilling of dirt as needed on the job
  • Assist Boring rig operator and locator in the splicing of conduit, pulling of fiber through conduit, filling of water for rig operation, and any other duties that are needed to directionally bore
  • Clean out truck(s) & trailer(s) after each job and put materials and equipment away.
  • Begin preparations for next job.

 

Reports To

  • OSP Supervisor and OSP Manager

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in all types of weather
  • Knowledge of underground pot holing preferred
  • Self-motivated, safety, quality and production minded
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow all quality/safety policies and procedures

Prerequisites:

  • Must complete and pass a pre‐employment drug & alcohol screen.
  • Must be able to pass background and pre-employment physical
  • Must be able to work long hours and weekends if needed.
  • Ability to travel as required.
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Available Technician Positions

Service Crew Lead

Mid-Level - Cedar Rapids, IA
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Position Description:

Service Crew Leader

Job Description

The Service Crew Leader is an expert in testing, analyzing and troubleshooting problems within the wireless network with minimal guidance for tasks performed.  This position is responsible for the production and quality of their crew.  The Service Crew Lead will identify and report any obstacles or safety issues that could prevent the timely completion of the work.

Responsibilities

  • Test, Analyze and troubleshoot problems within the wireless network
  • Lead and manage a group of 1 – 2crew members
  • Mentor and train new tower techs
  • Ensure all safety protocols are followed
  • Complete turnover documents to be sent to customer
  • Represent the company in a professional manner at all times
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for all work processes
  • Troubleshoot alarm conditions to develop a restoration plan and implement needed repairs
  • Reporting information to PM’s: hours, job progress, equipment issues/needs
  • Completing and submitting daily paperwork: Time sheets, JHAs, Lift plans, any additional documents as required
  • Identify and report any obstacles or safety concerns to PM

Reports To

  • Service Project Manager

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Qualifications

Required:

  • Ability to climb towers 100+ feet tall with a 50 lb load
  • Travel up to 100% required
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good Customer Service skills – will have direct customer interaction
  • Sweep and Pim certification preferred
  • Experience operating Kathrein Unit or hand held RET controller
  • Extensive experience with GMS, UMTS, Carrier adds and LTE
  • Extensive experience in installation, testing, maintaining and troubleshooting network systems
  • Proficient in testing (scopes and OTDR) and working with Fiber
  • Extensive knowledge of lighting systems
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule to accommodate maintenance windows and potential weekend work
  • Valid driver license (Class A CDL preferred)
  • Comtrain certification preferred
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Telecommunications Tower Technician (TTT-1) Apprenticeship Program

Entry-level - Carlisle and Cedar Rapids, IA
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A Tower Technician assists in tower maintenance or new construction, building each tower job as defined by the client’s scope of work and construction drawings under the direction of the Tower Crew Leader. Work may be performed at ground level or up to 2000′ in the air. This candidate will report to a Tower Crew Leader or Superintendent.

General Info:

  • Job Type: Full-Time Telecommunications Apprenticeship Tower Technician-Level 1
  • Entry Level Apprenticeship Position
  • High School/GED Required
  • Starting Pay $16.00/ Hourly
  • Overtime Available
  • Travel Required (home most weekends)
  • Must be Authorized to Work in the US
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Job Summary:

Murphy Tower Service is the area’s leader in wireless construction and maintenance, we are looking for team members who want a career, not just a job. Voted a DMACC 2015 Top Growth Company, Murphy Tower Service is looking for candidates that have a desire to be great Tower Techs. This is an opportunity to earn while you learn. Murphy Tower’s Telecom Tower Techs (TTT) position is Department of Labor approved, 12 month apprenticeship program that will build skills and knowledge that will last a lifetime. Why is a career in Telecoms a great opportunity? Because it’s one of the fastest growing industries in the world, combining excellent pay, benefits, and job security. So don’t look for a job; look for a career in the wireless industry!

Responsibilities:

  • Review the scope of work and construction drawings with the Crew Leader.
  • Assist in verifying that all materials for the project are taken to the job site.
  • Verify that all tools, equipment and stocked supplies on your truck & trailer are available and in working order.
  • Inspect each truck & piece of equipment in your charge before use.
  • Inspect all PFAS (personal fall arrest systems) prior to climbing.
  • Attend a daily tailgate meeting to address daily tasks and safety issues. Report any safety concerns to the Crew Leader.
  • Take direction from the Crew Leader to perform the job following the scope of work / construction drawings or customer’s instructions.
  • Perform all work in a safe & workman-like manner. Adhere to our 100% tie-off rule when working above 6 feet or near a leading edge.
  • Report any deviations from the scope of work/construction drawings to the Crew Leader.
  • Pick up trash on site daily.
  • Take pictures of final work and provide all turnover documentation to Murphy Tower Project Manager.
  • Clean out truck(s) & trailer(s) after each job and put materials and equipment away.
  • Begin preparations for next job.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in construction trades a plus, but no experience necessary.
  • Must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug screen, physical capacity profile and background check

What makes an ideal Tower Tech??

  • Not afraid of heights.
  • Someone who works well in a team environment.
  • Safety is important to you.
  • Comfortable with up to 50% travel.
  • Terrific physical condition and able to move in a variety of different positions – crouching, kneeling, reaching, bending/lifting.
  • On time, every time. We start at 6 AM on Monday and 7 AM Tuesday thru Friday. Your crew relies on you, be there for them when they are there for you.
  • Often works an average of 10 hours a day (lots of potential for overtime).
  • Someone who wants to learn and grow
  • no experience required.

Company Dress Code:

  • Long pants without major holes
  • Presentable work shirt w/4” sleeve minimum
  • Work boots, hardhat, safety glasses & gloves. Hardhat, gloves & safety glasses are provided.

Benefits:

  • Medical Insurance (begins 1st of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • Dental Insurance (begins 1st of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • Vision Insurance (begins 1st of the month following 60 days of employment)
  • Retirement Benefit with 3% company match
  • Transportation to site provided
  • Annual clothing / boot allowance for non-probationary employees
  • Per Diem for travel
  • Paid PTO & holidays
  • Potential performance bonus
  • Company provides all tools, equipment & transportation
  • Wide variety of job tasks and skills to learn through on-the-job training
  • We build from the ground up.
  • Weekly safety meetings help keep all crew members working safely.

Things to know about the TTT Apprenticeship Program:

  • Job sites change weekly, sometimes daily.
  • Entry level pay starts at $16/hour but pay raises come quickly to good apprentices in the first year potentially topping out at $20/hour after 12 months.
  • Several opportunities for advancement
  • The TTT Apprenticeship Program is approved by the Department of Labor.

Must be 18 years or older and must provide a high school diploma or GED equivalency; veterans must submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience if they are a veteran and wish to receive consideration for such training/experience; must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the program with or without a reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others; applicants will pass a non-invasive physical and a physical capacity profile and will be screened for the use of current illegal drugs and a background check on acceptance into the program, but prior to being employed.

We need new team members with great attitudes and work ethics and that are interested in apprenticing with our team. Work for Murphy Tower Service and help build America’s wireless networks!

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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