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Velex Telecommunication Apprentice - GS in Johnston, Iowa

Velex, Inc. is hiring a Telecommunication Apprentice - GS in the following area(s): Johnston, IA.

Who We're Looking For:

Velex is currently looking for motivated people that are interested in a career in the Telecommunications Industry. As a Telecommunication Apprentice for Ground Services, you will receive state of the art industry training while earning a steady income. Velex will provide you with hands-on training and the best gear available.

What You'll Do:

Your first two weeks will be spent learning from our seasoned Telecommunications professionals in a controlled environment. There will be a mix of classroom and hands-on training. After your training is complete you will be assigned to either a Small Cell, Civil, Power Plant or Integration crew in market where you will be able to show what you have learned as well and continue to learn and grow within the Ground Services disciplines.

Training will include:

  • OSHA 10

  • CPR & First Aid

  • Rigging

  • RF Awareness

  • Electrical Safety

  • Ladder Safety

  • Safe Climbing Practices, Procedures, and Rescue Plans

  • Building Materials (BOM, Parts & Equipment)

  • Construction & Installation Knowledge

  • Quality Control & Closeouts

  • Equipment Operator

The Qualities You Possess:

  • Strong work ethic demonstrated by setting high standards of performance for self, assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks and self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

  • Motivation to succeed

  • Enjoy working with your hands outside in the elements

  • Being a team player in the truest sense, with an ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Actively participating as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of goals.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a strong attention to safety

The Skills and Background You'll Bring:

  • Must be able to follow all safety policies and procedures while contributing to and maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work environment.

  • An understanding of basic computer programs

  • Must be able to pass a drug and background test

  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid Driver's License

  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical, if required to drive

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and drive or ride in a truck for long periods of time

  • Must be able to crouch, kneel, and twist throughout the work day

  • Must be able to reach, grasp and climb with both hands

  • Must be available to travel up to 100% for weeks at a time if required

  • Flexible with shift work, to include maintenance window and weekends if needed

  • Local to the market

  • Periodic air travel will be required

  • Good oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to speak, write and read English

Pay Range: $16 - $23/hr*

*varies by expertise and geographical location

Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice.

This position is Non-Exempt based on the FLSA laws. Our company uses E-verify during the hiring process.

Velex is committed to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Velex offers quality benefits such as:

• Competitive salary • Weekly pay • Paid sick leave, holidays and accrued PTO • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, disability, accident, critical illness and 401K • Recognition awards • State-of-the-art safety gear • A new fleet of service trucks • Industry-leading automation tools for project management • Nationwide presence with multiple training facilities across the US • Equal opportunity employer and proud employer of military veterans

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

Time Type:

Full time

Employment Type:


We are the future of Telecom.

Deploying 5G networks faster, cheaper and more efficiently while maintaining excellent safety. We are the hard working, courageous industry leading professionals who bring Telecom to life. Our expertise and knowledge enables us to be agile, adaptable and flexible to meet your needs so we can collaboratively deliver the future of 5G and beyond.

Whether you are expanding geographically with new site and network builds, or require existing network maintenance, we have the ability to upgrade and enhance your company now.

At Velex we are powering progress.