Wireless Tower Climber - Top Hand




McKinney, TX


Position summary

Department Summary

DISH Wireless is building a next-gen 5G network to disrupt the wireless industry and fuel innovation in transportation, health care, education, sustainability, city management, and agriculture.

We’re driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – and we’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve. Join us as we embark on our greatest adventure of all.

Our dedication to customer experience is paying off: in 2022, DISH earned the https://J.D. Power award for being #1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction for the fifth year in a row.

Opportunity is here. We are DISH Wireless. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Wireless Tower Top Hand will be responsible for leading a crew in the buildout, maintenance, and repair of cellular networks. Top Hands will be a part of a work crew that will travel to cellular tower sites and perform work at both ground locations (working with electric components) and tower top locations (climbing up to several hundred feet and even above).

What’s in it for you?

  • DISH provides our Tower Teams with paid training, uniforms, cutting edge tools and safety gear, and per diem while travelling
  • We provide career path training to be able to progress to other roles within the wireless industry, such as Field Engineers, Construction manager, Safety and Quality positions.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including complimentary DISH Network service, paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K, employee stock purchase program, and tuition reimbursement

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

  • Maintain and repair equipment within wireless networks, including equipment upgrades as this exciting technology grows
  • Complete work on towers at height, while maintaining a focus on safety at all times
  • Collaborate with Network operations and Construction operation teams 
  • Be willing and able to provide training and mentorship to employees in the field in accordance with DISH’s current guidelines and policies
  • Up to 100% travel required

 Essential Physical Functions:

  • The employee must have the ability to use a computer mouse, keyboard, and other equipment typically found in an office or call center environment
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to toy with, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee may frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds and may be required to lift up to 125 pounds for short distances and/or move bulky objects
  • The employee must meet the maximum weight requirements of 250 pounds and maximum 60-inch waist size in order to safely use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as the required harness
  • The employee is frequently required to wear up to 30 pounds of PPE and tools and continuously wear up to 30 pounds of PPE and tools while on the tower

Essential Sensory Functions: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk to other employees and hear speech from other employees
  • The employee will need to regularly interact and communicate with others, including but not limited to, face to face communications, over the phone communications, and chat messaging communications
  • The employee must be able to comprehend the subject of the communication and take appropriate action, if necessary
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, read and interpret, documents and instructions; frequent identification of letters, numbers, and symbols in a technology environment

Other essential job functions may be assigned by DISH in its discretion and are subject to change at any time.

Skills, Experience and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all above duties, possess all listed skills, and be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily, with or without a reasonable accommodation. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability generally required to successfully perform the essential job functions.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED), preferred; 3 years of experience working on communication towers surpassing 300 feet high, preferred


  • Obtain and ability to maintain industry certifications including but not limited to RF Safety Certificate, OSHA 10/30, NWSA, CPR/First Aid, etc.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.


  • Read and interpret documents such as operating/maintenance/procedure instructions and safety rules
  • Write routine reports and business correspondence
  • Speak effectively before employees of the organization whether individually or in groups
  • Operate efficiently between multiple computer applications and be proficient with Windows 7 or higher
  • Effectively interact with all levels of organizational staff and company personnel
  • Excellent presentation/facilitation, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and written/oral communication


  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

  • Draw and interpret bar graphs and diagrams

  • Compute rate, ratio, and percent

Salary Range

Compensation: $https://25.85/Hour
Compensation and Benefits

We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.   

The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

Why you should apply for a job to DISH:

  • 4.3/5 in supportive management

  • 57% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • DISH invests in their employees with profit sharing – on top of 401(k) matching

  • DISH’s Paid Protected Time allows employees flexible time off for anything from vacation to emergencies or other extenuating circumstances

  • The Employee Assistance Plan is available to all employees & offers free, 1-on-1 counseling with experienced consultants available 24/7