Installation Maintenance & Repair Technician

Installation Maintenance & Repair Technician Job Responsibilities:
install and splice lines and cables in aerial, underground, buried, building and cell tower environments
use test equipment, measuring devices, meters and hand tools
review and interpret work orders, circuit diagrams and engineering drawings
inspect, clean and test communication services facilities
evaluate customers' communication needs and recommend additional products/services when appropriate
operate and maintain power equipment
you may occasionally work from hydraulic aerial lifts (buckets) and ladders mounted on trucks
use a pc to prepare detailed records and reports
you might locate and mark paths for underground cable
repair or replace faulty equipment such as defective and damaged telephones, wires, etc.
adjust or modify equipment to enhance performance
request support from technical service centers when on-site procedures fail to solve problems
Skills Required:
operate a laptop with MS Office programs
communication skills - written and spoken
understand basic telephony and electricity
operate equipment for testing and repairing of telecommunication circuits
operate construction equipment
splicing cables
pole climbing
Special Requirements:
ability to distinguish colors and audible tones
drivers license
high degree of initiative and independence
overtime, nights and weekends may be required
ability to lift and move up to 120 lbs
interacting with people
puzzles or technical challenges
working outside a traditional office setting

Installation Maintenance & Repair Technician

Job Type:
Training & Education:
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Prefer Associates degree in telecom or related field. You'll have to pass pre-employment tests but once you do, you'll receive classroom and on-the-job training
Other Titles:
Facilities Technician
Field Technician
Customer Service Technician
Services Technician
Pay Range:
25,000 - 55,000
Preferred Related Experience:
1-3 years
Installation Maintenance & Repair Technician Description:
You'll work both indoors and out installing, testing and maintaining the equipment and cables (including fiber) utilized to provide customers with voice communications services. You might also work with data and video but IM&R Techs typically specialize in voice services. The equipment you'd work with might include digital PBX's, key telephone systems, voice messaging equipment, AC/DC power systems, digital multiplexers, modems, channel banks, cellular towers and call accounting systems. Your focus is between the CO and the customer's premise. This is a great way to start a telecom career because no prior experience is required and each installation or service call will increase your level of skill and expertise.

IM&R Technician working on aerial cables

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