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Becoming a Telecommunications Technician
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Becoming a Telecommunications Technician

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Also known as Communications Technician.
Installs, maintains and repairs telecommunications equipment and appliances, such as telephones, mobile telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment, in homes, businesses, telephone exchanges and other network sites.
Training time 0.5 - 1.5 years
Avg. weekly wage $1,079
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 5,000

What does a Telecommunications Technician do?

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae


  • Technician Telecommunication Systems (Army)

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