Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers
On the Job
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers install or service telecommunications equipment. They may work on telephones, cable television, internet, and other equipment in homes or businesses. They may install, set up, rearrange, or change equipment in central offices.
This career requires good eyesight.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enter codes or other information into computers.
- Install programs onto computer or computer-controlled equipment.
- Gather information about work conditions or locations.
- Interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform installation, development or operation activities.
- Read technical information needed to perform maintenance or repairs.
- Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
- Troubleshoot equipment or systems operation problems.
- Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
- Confer with coworkers to resolve equipment problems.
- Inspect telecommunications equipment to identify problems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Dealing with external customers.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Working in very hot or cold temperatures.
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