Cable installers are responsible for installing cable into a home or business, such as for television or the internet. They may also test devices after installing them to ensure proper function before leaving the site.
Communication skills are important in this position to work well with customers, explain how to use their new devices, and provide contact information if something goes wrong. Applicants may be required to pass a drug test, and some cable installers must also have their own vehicles and tools. Use of ladders may also be necessary in this position to connect cable wires at significant heights.
A high school diploma or GED is often a minimum requirement for this position, and the ability to speak a second language, such as Spanish, is highly beneficial. Relevant prior experience may also be required by some employers. Cable installers must also have a valid driver's license to drive to commercial buildings and customers' homes for work.
Cable Installer Tasks
Gather equipment and supplies and coordinate with customers to prepare for installations.
Maintain inventory and place orders to replenish stock.
Maintain documents for installations, repairs, and other assorted services.
Install, program, and calibrate equipment, and troubleshoot any problems.