Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
On the Job
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
- Climb equipment or structures to access work areas.
- Dig holes or trenches.
- Move large objects using heavy equipment.
- Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work.
- Calculate requirements for equipment installation or repair projects.
- Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance.
- Assemble structural components.
- Connect electrical components or equipment.
- Install audio or communications equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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