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Electrical Apprentice

Department: CONSTRUCTION
Location: Salem, NH

The Electrical Apprentice will help perform all aspects of electrical power distribution and telco installations on various applications throughout the wireless industry under the direction of a license electrician. The installation of AC and DC power distribution for a variety of wireless equipment. Installation of conduit, wiring, terminations and trenching for equipment.  Travel from site to site for construction installation is required.

Our corporate office is based out of Salem, NH, the home base, but the work will be performed throughout New England and may involve overnight and out of town work, as well as work on other shifts or weekends and overtime as necessary to stay on the construction schedule.

Employment is contingent upon a favorable background screen which includes social security, employment verification and a criminal background check as well as your ability to demonstrate that you possess and maintain a valid driverís license


Primary Work Functions:

  • Construction, installation, maintenance, of all aspects of wireless communications facilities as it pertains to the construction and upgrades of wireless communications facilities throughout the assigned region with frequently changing assignments and work conditions.
  • Collect electrical material to perform daily tasks.
  • Reading electrical drawings for equipment installation, under the guidance of a license electrician.
  • Getting materials onto site either by hand, by truck, or by other equipment such as rvs, dollies, hand trucks, etc.
  • Terminate and test CAT 6, fiber optic, and coax cable.
  • Installation of conduit by using electric and hand benders and to equipment by trenching at proper depths.
  • Installation of cables/wires in conduits for equipment with correct conduit fill.
  • Installation of DC power plants, DC drops and terminations for equipment.
  • Work with blueprints, specification sheets, assembly instructions, training guides, work authorizations, and other verbal, written, or electronic communications regarding how to install power distribution and telco installations.
  • Ability to work safely and complete electrical installations in a workmanlike manner, with Quality in mind.
  • Attend project team and construction meetings as requested.
  • Work as part of a construction crew involving constant interpersonal relations, communication, and teamwork, and follow verbal and written instructions.


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Must have ability to complete all required code courses and continuing education required for licensing.
  • Must have experience testing and terminating fiber optic and Cat6 cable. Experience with terminating and testing hardline/plenum coax is a plus.
  • 1-3 yearsí experience in construction of telecommunications, preferred
  • Ability to use safety harnesses and other safety equipment, including carrying materials and tools while climbing.   Use of hand tools, and power equipment..
  • Mechanical ability with repetitive use of both hands, hand-eye coordination to assemble, troubleshoot, and construct assemblies and towers made of various materials such as steel, wood, iron, plastic, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions, manuals, blueprints, specifications, and other documents related to construction, installation, maintenance, of electrical equipment.
  • Driving motor vehicles to and from sites, hooking up of trailers or other transport or storage vehicles.


SAI offers competitive salary and a full benefits package including medical, dental, life and disability insurances, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan and paid time off. 

Employment is contingent upon a favorable background screen which includes social security, employment verification and a criminal background check as well as your ability to demonstrate that you possess and maintain a valid driverís license

SAI Communications is an equal opportunity employer

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