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Cell Tower Sitter

(a reader asks...)

I came across an old article from Workers on Wheels (vintage 1997) that talked about working for a company that supplies monitors for a major cell phone company. The article said, "our job is to park on sight while the towers are under construction and watch the warning light on top. If it goes out, we call in." The next sentence says, "We are now at a site that is operating on a gas generator. If it stops, we call. It's a 7 days a week job, but pays $100/day." I have had no luck w/Google trying to find anything about this. Does anybody know what company hires for this job?

Coleen, the working while RVing editor replies:

Check directly with the companies that do the cell tower construction. They may hire the security people directly. Or they may contract with a security company that hires the sitters and assigns them to various sites. If they don't do the actual hiring, they should be able to tell you what security company they work with.

You might check with companies that hire general construction site security guards. If they don't hire for the companies putting up cell towers, as well as for other building construction, again, they may be able to refer you to a company that does.

Sitters are also used on oil fields. You might check into being a gate guard.

If anyone else has information on working as a cell tower sitter, please click the comment button below and share.

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Cell Tower Sitter

There is a company in Tx called, I think, Timesitters that hires RV'ers to guard oil field sites. They may also do cell towers. Hope this helps.

Tower Sitters

There are a few companies that hire people to sit at the gate of oil or gas rigs. someone has to be there 24/7. You can't get off the site together or get to sleep together. work 24/7 for $125 a day; you pay your own tax.

Try Time Keepers or Gate Guards.

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