Telecommunications Cabling Technician ( Inside plant)
This position is one of many talents. It is a construction-oriented position. The technician will come in contact with various cable types and must understand how to install, terminate and test all of them. This technician should understand the industry standards of installation as well as the National Electric Code. A good technician will be familiar with various products to be able to make suggestions in different situations and overcome adversity.
The Cabling Technician will travel to different locations and be able to identify the different spaces and pathways for telecommunication cabling. He or she will work with various hand tools in a construction environment. He or she may be working in an existing office space or other operating facility, which may require good customer relation skills, a professional appearance and attitude.
A good portion of many projects is installing, placing or pulling the cables to the various areas with in a building or campus environment. Climbing of ladders is a routine task. Inspecting of drop ceiling areas, crawl spaces and possibly manholes will also most likely be involved. This position requires intellectual, physical and art skills.
Having your own hand tools, reliable transportation, a good driving record and a positive work attitude will help one to excel in this career field.