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 servicesensure that equipment and circuit installations are of good qualityplace or terminate cables, including those made of optical fibreundertake proof tests such as line testing, circuit commissioning and power testsassemble, erect, position and label items of equipmentprovide cost estimates to customers for installation of equipmentinstall and maintain telecommunication and other data systems at customers' premisesinstall, test and maintain all types of telecommunications, switching and transmission equipmentset up computer hardware and install and customise software applications used in telecommunicationscarry out modifications to items of equipmentanalyse system faults with a high degree of diagnostic skill (to circuit board level)maintain and adhere to operational procedures and complete appropriate documentationtake responsibility for tools, and plant and test equipmentdevelop and maintain good relations with internal and external customersoperate 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.