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TelCom Construction Field Trainer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Overview and Essential Functions

Telecommunications Utility Construction veteran? Are you wishing there was a position that will take you away from the day to day and allow you to pass on your knowledge? You may be the perfect fit for our Field Training position. TelCom Construction is looking for people just like you to grow our training function, passing on much needed experience to this fast growing industry.

What will you do?

  • Effectively train new and existing employees to industry and Company standards in some or all of the following:

  • Operating diesel and gasoline powered equipment including backhoe, hydro-vac, directional drill;

  • Safely using various hand and small tools such as shovel, tamper, generator, etc;

  • Locating buried wire, cabling and other utilities;

  • Installing underground communications cabling, including setting up pedestals and hand holes;

  • Safe and proper use of flagging;

  • Property and worksite restoration;

  • Jetting, shooting a pneumatic gopher and operation of compressors;

  • Conducting work site walk-throughs and addressing issues;

  • Monitor and adhere to all safety processes and procedures;

  • Assist and/or provides recommendations for managers in creating employee development plans;

  • Maintain records and documentation regarding employee training;

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Previous utility construction field experience with a focus on crew leadership is required;

  • Previous telecommunications construction field experience is strongly preferred;

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive working environment;

  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to give constructive feedback in a respectful manner;

  • Must be able to present in both classroom and field settings;

  • Ability to work with individuals at all levels throughout the organization, skills and knowledge;

  • Basic computer skills are required – Google application experience preferred

  • Valid Class A CDL drivers license with a good driving record required

  • Regional travel is required

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent sit, stand and/or walk on a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces

  • Frequent bend, squat, kneel, crawl or twist on concrete, dirt or gravel surfaces

  • Frequent use of sight, hearing and voice

  • Frequently perform routine and repetitive tasks with hands, arms, feet and/or legs (eg: heavy equipment operation, use of a computer keyboard, monitor, mouse, and other office equipment)

  • Regular light to moderate lifting (up to 25 lbs)

  • Occasionally lift up to 50 lbs, rarely up to 75 lbs

  • Occasionally work in adverse weather conditions

  • Occasionally be in a moderately noisy environment

  • Ability to safely wear job-specific PPE including but not limited to eye, hearing, head, respiratory and foot protection as well as appropriate high visibility clothing

Benefits and Company Summary

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Weekly pay

  • Comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Accident, Critical Illness, Life and AD&D, Short and Long-term disability insurance, Legal, both traditional and ROTH 401k retirement plans with company match, Company stock purchase program and tuition reimbursement

  • Paid time off

  • 8 paid annual Holidays

  • Paid lodging and per diem if traveling overnight

  • Company vehicle for business use

  • Advancement opportunities, including ongoing training opportunities, for individuals demonstrating an aptitude and drive to expand their skill base as well as the determination and positive attitude to progress their career


TelCom Construction is a full service, turnkey telecommunications utility contractor with a growing market presence within the industry. Headquartered in Clearwater, MN and with locations throughout the Upper Midwest, our focus on Midwestern values and continuously delivering a quality product with attention to safety, integrity and customer satisfaction has driven our success.

TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran-Friendly employer!

To apply for this opportunity, please visit our career page at


Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.

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The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.