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Telecommunication Maintainer Foreman - Galesburg, IL

Date: Aug 6, 2019

Location: Galesburg, IL, US, 61401

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be removed or filled prior to the closing date, which is approximately seven (7) days after the posting date.


Job Location: Galesburg
Other Potential Locations: Galesburg, IL 
Anticipated Start Date: 09/16/2019
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: CHANGE THIS

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Maintainer crew foreman supervises and performs various wireless telecommunications tasks including tower maintenance and installations, coaxial and antenna installation, testing welding, and related tasks and  must be able to perform work on tower structures in excess of 50’ or greater.

This position is responsible for installing, testing, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting, assembling, and/or dismantling inside/outside communications equipment, parts, and related items. Headquarter location, travel and work within assigned geographic area.

Safety: Comply with company and federal safety rules, policies and procedures to include wearing required safety equipment, responding to safety concerns and taking appropriate action.

Install, Test and Maintain: Fiber optics, cables, towers, antenna work, power plant, and microwave / radio site maintenance. Termination of overhead/underground cabling and fiber. Tower work, including tower erection and rigging as well as civil work including light construction and building maintenance. Position will climb and perform work on  tower structures in excess of 50 feet or greater.

Operate Equipment: Bucket truck, boom truck, auger truck, back hoes, bobcats, snow cats, and all-terrain vehicle.

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.

Basic Qualifications:
* 21 years of age or older
* High School diploma or GED
* BNSF is a drug-free company and employees will be subject to random drug tests
* Willing to be submit to an employment, criminal and driving background review
* Available to work in the geographic area indicated
* Able to read, write and communicate (speak, hear and understand) English
* Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions: hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet
* Available to work a 40 hour work week subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays
* Available to travel around the seniority (designated) region and remain away from home for up to days or weeks at a time
* Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
* Have a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), or be able to obtain one within 120 days of employment
* Able to visually distinguish among red, blue, green and yellow colors, hear, and with training, distinguish auditory signals
* Able to use hands to perform activities involving holding, grasping, turning and pulling
* Able to perform work on uneven surfaces; frequently climb ladders and on/off equipment, as well as work from a boom truck basket
* Able to work in conditions that include loud noise and fumes, work on and around heavy and moving machinery, bend, walk, stand and sit for extended periods of time and use hand tools
* Follow safety policies and procedures and wear the required personal protective equipment required for the job in a safe manner

*Ability to climb and preform work on  tower structures in excess of 50 feet or greater

Training: Company paid on-the-job training is provided.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Work Conditions: Extreme all-weather conditions; un-even surfaces; safety sensitive work environment.

Travel: Moderate.

Shifts/Hours: 40-hour work week subject to overtime, on-call and alternate shifts that may include weeknights, weekends and holidays. Shifts are governed by union agreement subject to seniority.


BNSF Employees receive a competitive benefit package.
All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen.
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at


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Nearest Major Market: Peoria
Nearest Secondary Market: Galesburg

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