Safety Specialist – Wireless

Safety Specialist – Wireless

Location: US-CO-Englewood

Job ID 2019-47035

Category Finance


DISH is a Fortune 250 company with more than $13 billion in annual revenue that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.


Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.


We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.


Opportunity is here. We are DISH.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

We looking for a Safety Specialist to help support our expanding Wireless division. The Safety specialist establishes, monitors and enforces companywide safety plans for wireless projects. The position promotes safe and healthy working conditions and ensures compliance with government and company safety regulations.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implements and enforces the Corporate Health and Safety Program. Initiates and communicates updates to the program as needed.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety policies and industry regulations, including, but not limited to OSHA, NATE and other applicable government, state and local agencies.
  • Ensures tower climbing, fall protection, electrical, RF, ladder, driving and other safety programs are implemented.
  • Conducts regular site visits, inspects and audits working conditions, safety equipment and machinery.
  • Reviews Construction Work Plans and any and all specifications pertaining to the project in relation to OSHA rules and regulations and job specifications.
  • Researches and recommends necessary safety equipment and tools.
  • Conducts relevant safety training and uptraining and monitors toolbox safety talk compliance. Training may be conducted in person or web-based.
  • Drafts and distributes safety-related directives and procedures.
  • Investigates accidents, near misses; issues a root cause analysis report and develops an action plan to avoid future similar incidents.
  • Manages any DOT/Medical Certificate compliance.
  • Evaluates safety performance of employees, including documenting violations and providing corrective actions.
  • Interfaces with and maintains insurance industry relationships.
  • Ensures all General Contractors, subcontractors and suppliers are informed of and comply with contractual environmental, health, and safety requirements.
  • Conducts construction inspections and reviews additional reports provided by General Contractors/subcontractors for conformance to contracts and applicable safety standards.
  • Is trained, qualified, and capable of safely climbing all towers as necessary.
  • Is trained, qualified, and capable of performing climber rescue.
  • All other job duties assigned relevant to the position.

Skills – Experience and Requirements

A successful Safety Specialist will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or university, 3-5 years in the Cell Tower Industry with a wireless construction background and a solid understanding of wireless communications and radio frequency (RF) exposure. or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience in Tower Climbing and Rigging.



  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) preferred, but not required.
  • Current OSHA 500 and OSHA 30 Certification and training in OSHA 10 preferred, but not required.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’s license in the State you are seeking employment in, with a driving record that meets DISH’s minimum safety standard. 


  • Must have highly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to partner with outside vendors and customers.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret business periodicals, technical procedures or government policy. Able to write reports/correspondence/procedure manuals, and present information and respond to questions from managers/customers/general public. 


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell. Employees may be required to drive distances, climb to significant heights and work in adverse weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to travel by car and airplane. 


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position requires 60%-75% overnight travel or more during construction phase and then approximately 50% travel after.
  • Must be able to use tower climbing rescue equipment.

Kim Williams

Risk Manager