Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers


Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
Also called: Central Office Technician, Install and Repair Technician, Service Technician, Telecommunications Technician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Communications
  • telecommunications
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • mechanical
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Fluke ClearSight Analyzer
  • Fluke Networks TechAdvisor Field Access System
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Expert system software
  • Fluke Networks Fluke TechEXPERT

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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