Job Description

Join the team at VA SkyWire where you’ll learn to create the backbone that connects the Richmond Metropolitan area to all of its information and entertainment needs. We’ll help you develop job skills that are becoming increasingly valuable as the world becomes more and more connected. You’ll enjoy the pride of knowing that your work has connected families all over the city with each other and their entertainment.

VA SkyWire offers health insurance plans (up to ½ paid by company), 401K benefits, 7 paid holidays, and two weeks paid time off to full time employees.

Your job duties will include:

  • Working with a team of technicians to implement large scale deployments of Low Voltage and Video infrastructure.
  • Installing, terminating, and connecting Low Voltage wiring in both active construction and post-construction environments.
  • Performing trim-out and finish work as it relates to low voltage wiring infrastructure.
  • Participation in company parties, team building events, and general fun stuff.
  • Using a variety of wiring tools to optimize signal strength, identify configuration and implementation issues, and work to resolve those issues.
  • Deploying and aligning radio and satellite hardware.
  • Finding the best taco trucks.
  • Learning new skills and techniques to improve your abilities and those of the SkyWire team.
  • Additional tasks and skills as needed.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Clean driving record is required

Candidate Preferences:

  • Electrical Experience
  • Satellite Technicians – DIRECTV or Dishnet
  • EMT Conduit Installation Experience
  • Experience with Material Take Offs

Pay Range Details: $12 – $18

Physical Demands and Working Environment
While performing duties of this job, you will be constantly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. On a constant basis, you must safely lift, carry and maneuver heavy or awkward objects sixty (60) pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Full spectrum color vision required. You must be able to work safely in a field environment. You must be adept at working in adverse weather conditions as well as frequent work in an office environment. Daily travel within the Company’s geographical footprint and external destinations may be required in which mileage will be reimbursed at the then current federal reimbursement guidelines.

General Labor
Moving parts, and materials, tools and equipment, including up and down stairs, ladders, onto rooftops and through basements and crawl spaces. Assembling and installing materials and equipment with screws, bolts, nails, and other fasteners. Using power tools to cut, shape, and modify wood, metal, concrete and other materials.

Working on Commercial Sites
Following safety instructions from supervisor, and being aware of your surroundings. Notifying supervisor of known hazards and faulty equipment. Wearing steel or composite work boots, reflective shirt or vest, paints, hardhat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and respiratory protection when necessary.

Installing Cabling Assemblies
Drilling paths, installing conduit, pulling, fastening, protecting, terminating, testing, labeling, and firestopping cabling assemblies, including coaxial, category, and fiber optical cabling. Reading and understanding plans that show locations and routes of cabling assemblies.

Communicating with Coworkers, Managers and Supervisors
To include cell phone calls, Slack messages, email. Writing detailed job status reports, clocking in and out, and tracking job time, tools, equipment, and materials.

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of you in this position. However, you will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Benefits Summary:

Retirement Savings Plan – VA SkyWire provides full-time employees with retirement benefits. Full-time employees become eligible for the Company’s 401(k) Plan 90 days after their hire date.  The employee will receive an email providing a link to sign up for the plan.  VA SkyWire matches 50% of the employee’s contribution up to 4% of your salary. 

Insurance Plans – Full-time employees become eligible for Group medical coverage on the 1st day of the month following thirty days of employment. VA SkyWire pays half of the employee-only cost of group medical coverage, in accordance with the terms of the company’s insurance plans and policies which are subject to change.

Wellness Plan – The Wellness Plan is a Preventative care management Program that offers a wide array of virtual and online resources for employees.  As a tax-qualified plan, participants reduce their payroll taxes to use toward qualified benefit plans. Plan participants will see three new payroll entries on their paychecks.  VA Skywire automatically enrolls you in this plan, but employees can opt-out.

Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance – VA Skywire provides all qualifying employees a group policy with a benefit equal to 1 times the employee’s annual earnings up to $180,000.  This policy also includes an additional Accidental Death or Dismemberment benefit that will match the payout amount up to the volume of life insurance for accidental death. (See plan documents for additional information)

Long-term disability insurance – VA Skywire provides a Long-term disability plan that will pay 60% of an employee’s monthly pay up to $6,000 a month. (See plan documents for additional information)

Paid Time Off: Full-time employees will accrue up to two weeks of PTO per year. Please refer to the SkyWire Employee Handbook for additional details regarding time off and office closures. 

Paid Holidays: Full-time employees are eligible for paid holidays after completing thirty days of employment. SkyWire observes 7 paid Holidays including; Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day.