The main role of a telecommunications equipment installer/repairer is to design, build, and maintain communications systems.
Some responsibilities of those in this position include: installing a work area from scratch (outlet, furniture, and wall); building closets; installing grounding for racks and equipment performing tests of systems to ensure they are functioning correctly; providing training to new employees; completing paperwork for projects; and following all regulations provided by the company.
A typical telecommunications equipment installer will work in many residential areas from 9 to 5, but may also work in small business settings. They often drive to many assignments throughout the day and are expected to be physically fit and able to work in small, tight spaces for long periods of time. They are also expected to be in uncomfortable positions on occasion.
Candidates for this position should have at least a high school diploma or GED and some sort of experience with CAT5 and CAT3 wires; they must also know the universal color codes of communication. These installers should be self-motivated, hard-working, and willing to adapt to changing technology, and must also have at least two years of relevant work experience in the field.
Telecommunications Equipment Installer / Repairer, (but not Line Installer) Tasks
Mount racks or cabinets and oversee cable distribution.
Determine the viability of the project and installation requirements.
Install ancillary and periperal telecommunications equipment such as power plants, batteries, conferencing systems, and routers.