Cable installation work in businesses to install and repair network & telecommunications cables. This could be phone lines, internet cables or cable television. Cable installers often work directly with the customer, and customer service is a big part of this job, as is the technical know-how to use diagnostic equipment and tools to service network telecommunications equipment.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- During a cable installation, you will need to keep track of parts used, time spent at a customer's business and repairs made.
- Wires and cables are color coded for safety reasons, and installers must have color vision to help them in their job.
- Working directly with customers means that cable installers need to be friendly, polite and be able to describe the actions being taken during repair or installation.
- Installing and repairing wires and cables means using your hands, and having full range of motion in your hands and fingers is necessary.
- Working with computers, diagnostic equipment and complex machines could be part of the job.
- Cable installers need to be able to find the root cause of technical issues and devise a solution for repairing it.
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and a clean driving record.
- Experience not required, but preferred.
Level of qualification:
Cable Technician Entry Level
- Terminate Jacks And Patch Panels
- Pull Cable
- Terminates Cable On Cross Connects, Hubs, And Routers
- Able To Read Blueprints
Cable Technician Level 2
- Pulls Cables, Such As Coaxial, Twin-ax, Twisted Pair, Optical Fiber And Other Cable Types, Through Conduit, Above Ceilings And Between Floors, Able To Tip/terminate/test Cable
- Ability To Read Blueprints
- Works Under General Supervision And Capable Of Operating As A Team Leader