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Telecommunications Engineers

Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Erects and maintains mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
  • Connects cables and tests for any defects.
  • Assists with the erection of wooden poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Tests installation and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Uses testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and makes any necessary repairs.
  • Installs telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes.
  • Fixes connecting wires from underground and aerial lines to premises and connects cable terminals to inside wiring.
  • Installs internal cabling and wiring for telephone systems and fits and wires junction and distribution boxes.

Desired Skills

Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Reading Comprehension, Learning Strategies, Active Listening, Speaking, Writing, Mathematics, Monitoring, Science

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