Lineman - Aerial Crew

Shenandoah Valley, Rappahannock River, ​​Mid-Atlantic Piedmont region

Job # 6082-2

Date posted - 2021-12-18


Joining PlatoCom:

Platocom is currently looking for qualified foremen to join our team to support America's initiatives for Rural Broadband Deployment. The deployment takes place along power lines.


When you join PlatoCom, you are joining a team of hardworking individuals who are determined to help rural communities get the infrastructure, and broadband speed, they deserve. We are founded on the principles of offering affordable, high-speed broadband to every household in rural America.




Successful Lineman candidates must have knowledge of established aerial cable installation procedures and techniques including the placement of poles and anchors, familiarity with a wide range of tools and equipment, ability to read and understand prints/maps, safety rules, and operating instructions.




  • Install and repair aerial telecommunications cable.

  • Knowledge of established aerial cable installation procedures and techniques.

  • Ability to climb telephone poles and work in a bucket truck and work aloft and climb poles up to 40 feet.

  • Able to perform all duties in telecommunications construction (such as pole transfers, maintenance builds, new build, cable installation, over lash, and strand construction).

  • Safely use hand tools and equipment such as; wrenches, drills, ladders, lanyards, saws, lashers, climbing hooks, and more.

  • Safely operate mechanized equipment such as; bucket trucks, digger derricks, excavators, and more.

  • Setting up safety perimeter using signage, cones, and safety barriers.

  • Flagging traffic when required.

  • Understanding of separation and clearance regulations.

  • Ability to safely work aloft using climbing hooks and ladders.

  • Flexibility to work in multiple locations, and to travel when required.

  • Able to lift/carry 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs as needed with or without assistance.

  • Ability to set up & maintain safe work areas.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.



  • Must be at least 18 years.

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check, motor vehicle check, drug test, and DOT physical exam, resulting in a valid medical card.

  • Minimum of two years experience as a telephone lineman.

  • A valid, unrestricted driver's license ( Commercial driver's license preferred but not required).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Splicing of active & passive equipment would be a plus.

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Pay.


PlatoCom is proud to be an equal opportunity employer who knows that diversity only makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that fosters a sense of belonging to a team. Every day we strive to make the lives of the people in the areas where we work and serve, better! Our goal is for every team member to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best, as we do every day.


We are looking forward to reviewing your application.