Data and telecommunications cable workers are involved in the installation and maintenance of data and telecommunications cables, which may be located in underground pipes, trenches or overhead systems. They usually work with either copper or fibre optic cables and specialise in a particular procedure or area of expertise.
Duties & Tasks
Data and telecommunications cable workers may perform the following tasks:install, join or splice metallic and fibre-optic cablesperform relevant cable tests to ensure joints and fibre splices comply with site and manufacturer specifications and relevant legislationinstall underground and aerial lead-in cablesinstall above-ground equipment enclosuresfix cable faultsperform fault clearancetag cables for future identification.
Data and telecommunications cable workers may work indoors and outdoors, sometimes in cramped conditions or at heights. They often work as part of a team. Some telecommunications cable workers are involved in installing equipment on customer premises and need to maintain good relations with property owners, tenants and authorities.
- enjoy practical work normal eyesight and colour vision able to cope with the physical demands of the job good hand-eye coordination safety-conscious able to work at heights and in confined spaces good communication skills.