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Telcom Construction Inc Outside Plant Assistant - Marion, IA in Marion, Iowa



TelCom Construction is an established national underground utility contractor with growing market presence within the telecommunications industry headquartered in Clearwater, MN. Established in 2000, TelCom Construction, LLC is a full service, turnkey telecommunications utility contractor, with locations throughout the Central US. Our focus on delivering a quality product with attention to safety, integrity and customer satisfaction has driven our success.


TelCom Construction is looking for motivated employees to join our team! We are currently accepting applications for a full-time Outside Plant Assistant to out of our Marion, IA location. This position will oversee productivity and quality of work on daily operations and projects. This position oversees and works with multiple crews. In addition, this position manages the scheduling, safety and billing of subcontractors. This position coordinates with the Supervisor or Outside Plant Manager to ensure customer satisfaction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates jobs with outside services, such as subcontractors, and management

  • Organizes equipment, material and labor to complete project in a timely manner

  • Verifies accuracy of locates, materials, and billings

  • Calls in or emails locates as needed

  • Completes change orders, following procedures, including passing information on to contract administrators and billing department

  • Monitors production reports

  • Completes final asbuilts and tab sheet of units placed

  • Completes redlining process

  • Supports Supervisors and Foreman to monitor and enforce all company and outside required safety policies and procedures

  • Assists supervisors in the management and retention of new and existing employees

  • Monitors and completes the necessary paperwork regarding employee accidents and injuries, in conjunction with the Safety Department

  • Maintains and properly documents DOT paperwork if required

  • Reviews for accuracy, approves, and submits employee timecards for processing

  • Manages materials using a spreadsheet

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Previous supervisor experience required

  • Knowledge of quality processes and safety programs

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as area, distance, proportions

  • Ability to apply reasoning and understanding to carry out instructions that are written, spoken or provided as diagrams or prints

  • Knowledge of proper installation processes

  • Knowledge of Internet software, project management software, spreadsheet software and word processing software is required

  • Must maintain a current DOT health card certificate

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record

  • Travel may be required

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership

  • Project Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Team Building

  • Dependability

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • frequently stand, sit and walk

  • occasionally kneel, squat, bend and twist

  • frequent use of sight and hearing

  • occasionally work in adverse weather conditions

  • occasionally lift up to 75 lbs

  • be in a moderately noisy environment

  • Travel may be required

Why Should You Apply:

  • Training provided upon obtaining employment for CDL License

  • We offer paid lodging, a daily per diem per day when overnight travel is required and we also provide company vehicles for crew’s use to get to and from job sites

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive benefit package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short and Long-term disability insurance, 401k retirement plan with company match and tuition reimbursement

  • Paid time off

  • Up to 7 paid annual Holidays

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required.

TelCom is proud to be an EEO/AA and Veteran-Friendly employer!

To apply for this opportunity, please visit our career page at

Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.