Tower Rigger - Telecommunication (Entry level)
Rigarus Construction Inc
Waterloo, ON

Job Description:

The Aerial Technician/Rigger (entry level) is a position directed at allowing unexperienced workers to gain experience and knowledge in the telecommunication field; qualified candidates would be responsible for assisting the site foremen & lead-hand in all aspects of managing the construction and maintenance of communication towers, installation of various tower components, and oversee the quality & safety of their crew members.

About Us:

At Rigarus Construction Inc. it is our people that make the difference; employing highly talented and motivated individuals is a focal point of the business. We are eager to invite qualified candidates to join the team-based work environment aimed at employee development, leadership, and safety.

Rigarus Construction is a 100% Canadian-owned and operated company, whose main business is to provide turnkey solutions in the telecommunication industry from inception to completion.

What we offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Group RRSP matching
  • Employer paid comprehensive benefits package that includes dental, medical, vision, life, and disability
  • Industry-specific training – Fall Arrest, High Angle Rescue, First Aid + CPR, Line Termination, RF Awareness etc.
  • Career/professional growth
  • Industry specific PPE and allowances provided
  • Cost of living provided while travelling
  • Team building employee outings

Duties and responsibilities (Training to be provided)

  • Install & service communication towers, rooftops, and various site types for major wireless carriers in Canada
  • Antenna installation and alignments
  • Cable termination and splicing
  • Communication with PMs to see projects through, from start to completion, with the support of field crew
  • Safe installation of steel structures, components, and associated general procedures
  • Installation of antenna and transmission line systems on towers, roof-tops, and other structures
  • Run sweep test gear on lines and antennas.
  • Perform plumb & tensions, both pulse time method and use of Dillon meters.
  • Read and follow construction drawings or specialized methods of procedures to perform installation or maintenance on equipment or sites. * Travel within Canada for extended periods
  • Retain training and develop strong knowledge of safe rigging practices
  • Participate in daily tailboard safety meetings
  • Communicate with Project Managers, Foremen, Lead-Hand, and other crew members daily
  • Adherence to safety standards, safety & quality control requirements, fall protection practices, regulations, and procedures as trained


Requirements include:

  • Motivated to learn and grow in the telecommunication industry
  • Reliable and committed to developing skills as a telecom rigger.
  • Willing to climb towers, up to 500ft; fall arrest and fall rescue training provided, no experience required.
  • Experience specifically with telecommunication tower rigging is an asset, general construction knowledge recommended, but not required
  • Interpersonal skills (able to work closely with others for long periods of time)
  • Must be comfortable working at heights;
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to bend and lift 50 lbs.
  • Must be available to travel up to three weeks at a time as needed (longer periods can be expected on occasion)

Additional assets include:

  • Leadership qualities fortified with the ability to coach and delegate.
  • First aid training
  • Valid driver's license and driving record meeting the company policy conditions.
  • A-Restricted or AZ license and comply with CVOR regulations
  • Post-Secondary education in a technology related program
  • Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • 2 years of industry experience preferred
  • Proficient computer, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with major Canadian wireless carriers

Important Information for all Applicants:


  • Rigarus Construction Inc. is unable to facilitate or sponsor immigration into Canada.
  • Drug-free workplace and zero tolerance safety program

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $17.00 to $22.00 /hour


  • Farm labour: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Construction labour: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Outdoors / Hunting Etc.: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Canadian citizenship or permanent resident (Required)
  • G (Preferred)