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Telecommunications trades workers

Telecommunications trades workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

What do telecommunications trades workers do?

  • examine drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locate faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attach wires and cables to appliances, adjust, replace and repair faulty items, and test equipment using electronic instruments
  • install cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and internet transmission and join cables and seal sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erect, test and maintain aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • install telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

Low

projected job openings

$65-$78k

qualified full-time wage

86%

employed full-time

Adam, a telecommunications trades worker at APEX Communication Technologies

Ways to get started

Ways to get started