Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair telecommunications and broadcasting networks and equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Telecommunications technicians may perform the following tasks:install fixed and wireless network equipment and set up new telecommunications services
ensure that equipment and circuit installations are of good quality
place or terminate cables, including those made of optical fibre
undertake proof tests such as line testing, circuit commissioning and power tests
assemble, erect, position and label items of equipment
provide cost estimates to customers for installation of equipment
install and maintain telecommunication and other data systems at customers' premises
install, test and maintain all types of telecommunications, switching and transmission equipment
set up computer hardware and install and customise software applications used in telecommunications
carry out modifications to items of equipment
analyse system faults with a high degree of diagnostic skill (to circuit board level)
maintain and adhere to operational procedures and complete appropriate documentation
take responsibility for tools, and plant and test equipment
develop and maintain good relations with internal and external customers
operate call tracing facilities when necessary.
Telecommunications technicians work indoors and outdoors, and have considerable contact with customers in business or in private homes.par With the growth of digital telephony, particularly with business clients, the role of telecommunications technicians is increasingly becoming involved in the installation, customisation and troubleshooting of the computer software systems that drive modern telephone and data systems.
enjoy technical and engineering activities
able to perform routine repetitive tasks as well as non-routine or highly analytical tasks
able to show initiative
good with hands
normal colour vision
able to work at heights and in confined spaces
good customer service skills
able to work independently and as part of a team
prepared to undertake continuous training and development.