Lineman - Telecommunications | UAM Construction Services

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Nov 28, 2023

Job Description

Additional Locations: North Carolina; South Carolina

Primary Locations: NC, Raleigh, 3101 Poplarwood Court Suite 120, 27604 

Requisition ID: 176994

Divisional Overview

Utility Asset Management (UAM) is a division of Davey Resource Group, a Davey Company, which has been employee-owned since 1979. UAM specializes in managing the assets of utility companies throughout the U.S. by providing solutions focused around the electrical and telecommunication industries. We believe in smart growth that continues to provide many career advancement opportunities. We utilize cutting-edge technology to deliver proven
solutions for utility companies with design, construction, and field inspection services. Asset Management is currently seeking motivated self-starters that can thrive in a fast-paced environment to learn and develop new skills to contribute to our group.

Position Overview

DRG is looking for a Telecom Aerial Lineman who will be 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. DRG Telecom Aerial Linemen install, operate, maintain, inspect, and repair CATV lines to include Strand, Fiber and Coax.  


  • Install, operate, maintain and repair overhead telecommunications plant
  • Read and interpret engineering plans
  • Locate/troubleshoot telecommunication cables and wires
  • Perform maintenance on telecommunication equipment
  • Operates Bucket trucks, hand tools, power tools, ladders, signal level meters, voltmeters, and test equipment.
  • Operate communications devices in accordance with company policies.
  • Operate Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner: Clean, maintain, stock, and secure assigned vehicle and equipment, in accordance with company policies.
  • Utilize and become proficient with tasks, tools, test equipment, and information that will enhance business results.
  • Adhere to industry-specific, local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
  • Know, understand, and follow company policy.
  • Working on aerial spans
  • Completes paperwork, timesheets, test results, vehicle inspection, and logs.
  • Assists other Team personnel in the performance of their duties when requested to promote a Team approach to problem-solving.
  • Visually assess digging areas to ensure that areas have been staked/located prior to digging.
  • Must always comply with proper safety standards/procedures and work practices according to DRG policy or the customer’s special request.
  • Report all personal & vehicle accidents/incidents immediately to supervisors, cooperate, and assist in the investigation.
  • Assists with job site setup and clean-up as necessary.
  • Operates construction equipment safely in a variety of urban and rural areas.
  • Performs site restoration work.
  • Safely load equipment, secure load, transport, and unload construction equipment.
  • Learning new skills and techniques on a continual basis and passing that on to others.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • General knowledge of construction practices
  • Local candidates preferred as relocation assistance is not available for this position.
  • Proficient in new build, coax & fiber installation and pole transfers
  • Ability to pass pre-employment and random drug screens
  • Frequent sitting, standing, climbing, and bending. Occasional standing, walking, and kneeling and crawling are required. 
  • Close peripheral and distant visual abilities are needed including depth perception. 
  • The work environment is frequently loud and requires the employee to work in a variety of outdoor conditions
  • Knowledge of materials and tools used in line construction and maintenance work
  • Understanding of separation and clearance regulations
  • Able to proficiently splice telecommunication wires
  • Dependable and Trustworthy
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Operate construction equipment and machinery
  • Work nights and weekends, if necessary Carry 75-80 lbs., to include an extension ladder
  • Ability to work at heights of 20+ feet 
  • Work under any type of weather conditions
  • Work independently or as part of a team and relate well to co-workers


  • 2+ years of Aerial Lineman, telecommunication and pole climbing experience preferred
  • Valid CDL A driver's license with an acceptable driving record
  • High school graduate or GED certificate preferred.
  • OSHA certification is a plus, but not required. Must be able to complete online OSHA and safety-related certifications

Additional Information

The ideal candidate would be comfortable with traveling from location to location within the client’s service territory. Candidates must be comfortable working full time with a minimum of 40 - 45 hours per week. Compensation based on experience. DRG offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision and life insurance after 30 days of employment. Phone reimbursement and use of company vehicle. Vacation Pay, Company stock and 401-K eligibility after 1 year. Continual training and development offered. Pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle records screen, criminal background screen, and Social Security # verification required. Davey Resource Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DRG is Employee Owned. We encourage you to take ownership of your future.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state or local law. 

If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: Up to 100% 



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