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DATE ADDED: Tue 02/10/2018

Field Technician I - Structural Steel Inspector

Detroit, USA


Job Description

Position Title: Field Technician I - Structural Steel Inspector

Position Summary

As a Field Technician I you will be working as a lead in a team environment performing modification inspections, tower mappings, antenna audits, tower maintenance and due diligence site walks for the purpose of installing, repairing, construction and maintaining various communication systems. As a Field Technician I you are on the front line, playing a key role in the development, and future growth of SGS Towers. As Field Technician I you will manage all on site tasks and be responsible for producing timely and detailed field reports once the inspections are complete.

Essential Job Functions

  • Safely lead a team to conduct on-site visual and hands-on inspection(s) of all tower modifications.
  • Review construction inspections and additional pertinent reports provided by the General Contractor (GC) for conformance to the Contract Documents and applicable client standards.
  • Inspect and document modification construction conformance/nonconformance of workmanship and configuration in accordance with the contract documents and applicable client standards.
  • Lead a team to perform climbed tower structural mappings, inventory mappings, maintenance inspections and site audits.
  • Strict attention to detail, organization and complete all given tasks with the highest level of quality workmanship.
  • Read and understand structural and architectural specifications, and design drawings related to telecommunications, commercial and residential design.
  • Comply with all safety policies and industry regulations, including, but not limited to OSHA, NATE and SGS Safety Manual.
  • Maintain safe habits and practices with regard to safety requirements on site.
  • Ensure frequent communication with Area Manager.
  • Be capable of leading a team with scanning, probing, digging and drilling in order to obtain foundation dimensions and steel reinforcement on all cell phone tower types.
  • Responsible for all tools and safety equipment assigned to you.
  • Writing and preparing reports that detail results after inspection.
  • Ability to calculate ratios, percentages, surfaces, volumes, etc. & basic algebra and geometry knowledge.
  • Be trained, qualified, and capable of safely climbing all tower legs, faces etc. while inspecting elevated work as necessary
  • Be trained, qualified, and capable of performing climber rescue


  • High School Diploma plus experience or Associates Degree (engineering coursework preferred).
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) (engineering coursework preferred)
  • CPR & First Aid (preferred, not required)
  • Comtrain (preferred, not required)
  • OSHA 10/30 (preferred, not required)

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record to operate a company vehicle.
  • Have a minimum of two years active documented steel inspection experience or tower industry inspection experience.
  • Must be located near a major airport for this position due to travel requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with metal inspection
  • Experience working at heights
  • Experience working outdoors and traveling
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Customer oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented
  • Self-starter
  • Works well in a team environment and independently.
  • Team Leader


Role: Field Technician I - Structural Steel Inspector
Job Type:
Location: Detroit,

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