RF Technician

Posting Location: NY - Whitestone
# of openings: 2


Company Summary

Crown Castle works around the country to build and maintain the infrastructure behind the world’s most revolutionary technologies. Crown Castle owns, operates and leases more than 40,000 cell towers and over 60,000 route miles of fiber supporting small cells and fiber solutions across every major US market. This nationwide portfolio of communications infrastructure connects cities and communities to essential data, technology and wireless service – bringing information, ideas and innovations to the people and businesses that need them. Crown Castle is an S&P 500 company and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the United States with an enterprise value of approximately $60 billion. 


Position Title :  RF Technician                                


Position Summary

Provide support and maintenance on SCN in accordance with standard industry and company prescribed practices. Ensure all SCN are meeting performance goals and SLA’s. Coordinate all activities with the NOC. Consult carrier operations, RF engineers, and other resources necessary to ensure SCN are seamlessly integrated. Provide technical knowledge as needed during deployment, and cost-effectively maintain the highest performance.


Essential Job Functions

  • Perform site inspection, field visits and have the ability to assist with the selection of proper utility poles for DAS and small cell installation and document all findings in the field.

  • Perform CW Testing, coordination, set-up, collection and post processing of data

  • Ensure SCN acceptance and integration procedures are properly performed to prescribed standards for all SCN additions and modifications.

  • Coordinate all field activities with NOC, other departments, and all vendors when working on networks.

  • Collect baseline and perform network drive using various data collection tools and software.

  • Complete necessary reports including but not limited to inspection reports, CW and data collection forms, and network acceptance forms

  • Work with DAS and Small Cell networks, verify link between base station and remote unit, measure and condition the output power of the base station into the DAS system

  • Assist vendors during RF studies and drive tests as needed.

  • Ability to operate a bucket truck and follow safety procedures to work around power lines along utility runs



  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in electronics or equivalent work experience


Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years field or military experience in the wireless telephony, SMR, paging or broadcast industries

  • Prefer prior work experience with base station equipment, NMS, equipment installation and maintenance, low-power broadcast equipment and experience in both the construction, installation and maintenance phases

  • Prefer prior use of Volt/Ohm meter, RF power meter, frequency sweep equipment, spectrum analyzer, fault locating equipment and battery conductance meters


Other Skills/Abilities

  • Proven technical expertise in wireless base station technology

  • Broad grasp of wireless telecommunications including RF system engineering, receiver design, base stations, antenna theory, RF circuitry and system optimization, system alarming, digital and RF path

  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated and have equipment installation/maintenance abilities

  • Knowledge of fiber optics termination panels and AC rectifiers are preferred

  • Understanding of a Network Management System, sweep tests, and OTDR tests and data transmission technologies


Organizational Relationship

Reports to:  Program Manager - SCFS

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable):  N/A

Working Conditions:  Moderate travel may be required.  Ability to use hand tools, climb ladders, pull and connect RF and fiber cables and wires.


Crown Castle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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