Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers

  • Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, also referred to as telecom technicians either install and maintain or disconnect devices that transmit communications signals. Communication signals include Internet routers, telephone lines, and other such equipment. The installers undertake these tasks in homes, offices, and other sites that are in the construction stages. They may also install communications wiring and equipment of communication in these locations.

    Technicians utilize various tools to scrutinize equipment and assess problems. They use polarity probes and spectrum analyzers to trace distortions in signals, while hand tools, such as screwdrivers and pliers, are used to repair equipment.

    There are different types of installers and repairers, such as central office technicians, home installers and repairers, and headend technicians.

    Central office technicians install and maintain routers, fiber-optic cables, switches, and other such equipment at switching centers, which are called central offices. From several Internet, telephone, and cable connections in these centers, data is disseminated, processed, and enhanced. Auto monitoring switches send alerts to technicians concerning equipment failure. They then have to rectify these issues remotely.