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Become A Cable Installer

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Working As A Cable Installer

  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment
  • Getting Information
  • $63,710

    Average Salary

What Does A Cable Installer Do At Fluor

* Denver
* State: Colorado
* Country: United States
* We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety.
* Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.
* We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.
* All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local

What Does A Cable Installer Do At Henkels & McCoy

* Performs all duties of the Installer such as: connects and disconnects cable, pay television services, and/or broadband services and/or digital phone services as well as performs upgrades, downgrades, pre-wiring and multiple dwelling installations.
* Applies basic knowledge of electronics, installation techniques and repairs.
* Applies working knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in the use of various tools and equipment.
* Utilizes equipment and tools.
* These include but are not limited to: screwdrivers, pliers, ladders, drills, shovels, and various test meters.
* Troubleshoots, maintains, services, and resolves the problems back to the line tap.
* Able to solve technical problems with customers and technicians by using effective verbal communications.
* Applies working knowledge and demonstrates proficiency in the use of various tools and equipment.
* Utilizes equipment and tools.
* These include but are not limited to: screwdrivers, pliers, ladders, drills, shovels, and various test meters.
* CLI testing and completes repairs, checks amplifier levels for signal quality and handles routine plant maintenance.
* Applies working knowledge of OSHA, FCC, and TWC regulations and specifications.
* Applies working knowledge and demonstrate proficiency in the use of various tools and equipment.
* Utilizes equipment and tools.
* These include but are not limited to: screwdrivers, pliers, ladders, drills, shovels, and various test meters.
* Maintains and stocks necessary materials and tools for the company vehicle.
* Able to organize materials, tools and equipment.
* Able to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
* Recognize and comply with all safety policies of the company and federal/state regulations.
* Able to operate all equipment in compliance with federal and state regulations.
* Able to work in constricted spaces and positions involving crouching, squatting and/or kneeling.
* Agility to climb up and down ladders and/or gaff poles

What Does A Cable Installer Do At O.C. Communications

* Install basic residential coaxial cable wiringDrill penetrations for cables through floors, walls, etc
* Install and/or replace underground and aerial cableWork safely following all OSHA and OCC safety policies including basic ladder usageBring your current DMV report to interview.
* Associated topics: field installation, field service, field service technician, field technician, install, installation, installation technician, mount

What Does A Cable Installer Do At O.C. Communications, Inc.

* Install basic residential coaxial cable wiring Drill penetrations for cables through floors, walls, etc.
* Install and/or replace underground and aerial cable Work safely following all OSHA and OCC safety policies including basic ladder usage Bring your current DMV report to

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How To Become A Cable Installer

Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers typically need postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computer technology and receive on-the-job training. Industry certification is required for some positions.

Education

Postsecondary education in electronics, telecommunications, or computers is typically needed for telecom technicians. 

Technical instruction in basic electronics, telecommunications, and computer science offered in community colleges and technical schools may be particularly helpful. Most programs lead to a certificate or an associate’s degree in electronics repair, computer science, or related subjects.

Some employers prefer to hire candidates with an associate’s degree, particularly for positions such as central office technicians, headend technicians, and those working with commercial communications systems.

Training

Once hired, telecom technicians receive on-the-job training, typically lasting a few months. Training involves a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on work with an experienced technician. In these settings, workers learn the equipment’s internal parts and the tools needed for repair. Technicians who have completed postsecondary education often require less on-the-job instruction than those who have not. 

Some companies may send new employees to training sessions to learn about equipment, procedures, and technologies offered by equipment manufacturers or industry organizations.

Because technology in this field constantly changes, telecom technicians must continue learning about new equipment over the course of their careers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Some technicians must be certified to perform certain tasks or to work on specific equipment. Certification requirements vary by employer and specialization.

Organizations, such as the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers, offer certifications for telecom technicians. Some manufacturers also provide certifications for working with specific equipment.

Advancement

Advancement opportunities often depend on previous work experience and training. Repairers with extensive knowledge of equipment may be qualified to become manufacturing sales representatives.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Telecom technicians must be able to distinguish different colors because they work with color-coded wires.

Customer-service skills. Telecom technicians who work in customers’ homes and offices, should be friendly and polite. They must be able to teach people how to maintain and operate communications equipment.

Dexterity. Telecom technicians’ tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Mechanical skills. Telecom technicians must be familiar with the devices they install and repair, their internal parts, and the appropriate tools needed to use, install, or fix them. They must also be able to understand manufacturers’ instructions when installing or repairing equipment.

Troubleshooting skills. Telecom technicians must be able to troubleshoot and devise solutions to problems that are not immediately apparent.

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Top Skills for A Cable Installer

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Top Cable Installer Skills

  1. Internet Services
  2. Fiber Optic Cables
  3. TV
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed cable television and internet services
  • Install, terminate and test Cat 5e, Cat 6 and fiber optic cables for private business and government contractors.
  • Installed cable TV boxes, Internet and telephone services.
  • Extended telecommunications media from exterior telephone poles and hubs to commercial venues and private residences.
  • Represented company in a positive way by demonstrating sound customer service and proactively solving customer problems/concerns.

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