Becoming a Telecommunications Cable Jointer
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Becoming a Telecommunications Cable Jointer

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Joints, terminates and repairs copper and fibre optic telecommunications cables installed in underground pipes, trenches and overhead systems.
Training time 20 - 80 weeks
Average pay $74,741
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 300

What does a Telecommunications Cable Jointer 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


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