Aerial Construction Supervisor




Louisville, KY


Position summary

Please Note: This job has a 97% travel requirement

Supervise, plan or organize aerial construction efforts through In-house construction teams and contract labor for new construction, maintenance, rebuild projects & storm restoration. Responsible for In-house productivity, safety and quality of work performed within the aerial construction department. Responsible and/or supports the hiring, training, development, production and performance management of the In-house aerial construction teams and contract labor.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience

Coordinate with engineers and developers in designing the plant; draw and sketch installation and location of equipment and cable; complete bill of materials (BOM) needed for planned construction.

Monitor In-house construction teams and contractor performance and ensure adherence to terms and conditions of agreements.

Perform site inspections for quality control of In-house construction teams and contract labor.

Monitor daily production and submit/review daily production reports.

Reconcile submitted invoices to work completed in the field.

Coordinate permitting and make-ready process is followed and before construction work.

Communicate with Manager or designated delegate to provide updates about construction progress.

Review and process damage claims, communicate/update appropriate parties when required

Establish positive employee relations through effective communication and ongoing support.

Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.

Know, understand and follow company policies.

Perform other duties as requested by manager.

Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Ability to read, write and speak the English

  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities

  • Ability to supervise and motivate others

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to use personal computer and software applications (https://i.e. word processing, spreadsheet, etc.)

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of company products and services

  • Ability to use the following hand tools electric drills, hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers

  • Ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including gaffs, ladders, and fully loaded tool belts

  • Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as gaffs, safety harness and ladders) within the maximum weight limitations of that equipment

  • Ability to accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices

  • Ability to carry, climb and operate extension ladder, (approx. 32 ft. high and 90 pounds)

  • Ability to climb poles using gaffs, hooks and climbing belt as needed

  • Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires

  • Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting

  • Ability to operate appropriate computer or test equipment associated with position (https://e.g. signal level meters, ohm meters, etc.)

  • Ability to perform job from high places (https://i.e. poles and roofs)

  • Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time

  • Ability to work with small components and wires to make cable connections

  • Ability to use handheld communication devices and applications

  • Ability to dig in all types of soil

  • Ability to drive Company vehicle in a safe and responsible manner, knowledge of CDL requirements

  • Ability to operate machinery used for underground/overhead cable installation

  • Ability to read general to complex system layouts from blueprints

  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and electronics

  • Knowledge of National Electric Code, National Electrical Safety Code and OSHA

  • Knowledge of HFC/FTTH construction and Architecture

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

  • Associates degree in electronics or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E)

  • Valid driver's license with satisfactory driving record within Company required standards.

  • CDL License

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years

3+ years of OSP construction work experience in Telecom field


Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Project supervision in HFC/FTTH construction

Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years

Supervisory or leadership experience - 1+


Office and field environment

Work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements, crawlspaces and/or manholes

Exposure to dust, dirt, noise, insects, rodents, pets, and cleaning solutions

Work outdoors in all kinds of weather and at all times of the day or night

Work performed near power lines and electricity

Work performed at various heights above ground on telephone/power poles

Work with or near Aerial & UG machinery & vehicles

Work and travel in inclement weather

Travel Required with In-house crews

EFR400 2023-16693 2023

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