Telecommunications Technician Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Installs and maintains all aspects of communication systems
including wire and cable, facilities and equipment, centralized and
distributed telecommunications systems and all peripheral equipment.
Provides technical system support and capabilities including, but
not limited to, installation, maintenance, modification and repair
of telecommunications equipment, products and/or systems. Technical
systems may be electro-mechanical or computerized and are typically
integrated with or interconnected to larger systems. Incumbents
typically perform work on-site, off-site, or at remote locations and
can be expected to apply troubleshooting and diagnostic techniques
to determine appropriate restoration or repair actions.
the second in a series of four classifications. It differs from the
Telecommunications Systems Technician Senior and Principal in that
the tasks performed are typically assigned by others, the work is of
a somewhat complex nature.
Examples of Duties:
- Determines routing and placement of cabling, wiring, and
- Performs physical installation of equipment and components
(e.g. wiring, cabling, telephone instruments,
microwave/satellite communication modules, necessary interface
cards, modems, hubs, routers, multiplexors, equipment racks,
- Moves or relocates and reinstalls equipment.
- Responds to trouble reports, performs trouble shooting
activities and repairs/replaces malfunctioning equipment and/or
- Ensures compliance with building and electrical codes.
- Documents and/or logs equipment/system installation and/or
- Assists in planning and implementing departmental
telecommunications and/or facility layout changes.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of communications wiring standards and
- Knowledge of telecommunications switching and common control
- Skill in the use of personal computers and software.
- Skill in the use and operation of test equipment and
- Ability to physically install and configure equipment,
connections, wiring, and cable working from layouts or plans.
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Ability to read and understand technical manuals, schematic
diagrams, and related documentation.
Completion of two year technical training program in electronics,
communications, telephony, or industrial technology AND two years of
directly related telecommunications installation or modification
experience; OR, Three years of directly related telecommunications
installation or modification experience; OR, Any equivalent
combination of experience and/or education from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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