Telecommunications Technician Kaihangarau Torotoro Waea

Telecommunications technicians install, maintain and repair electronic communications equipment in telecommunications networks and internet supply systems.

Telecommunications technicians may do some or all of the following:

  • examine telecommunications equipment and systems to find and repair faults
  • update and maintain existing equipment
  • install equipment, and connect it to telecommunications networks
  • test repaired, updated, or newly installed telecommunications equipment
  • assist with selecting sites for equipment.

Physical Requirements

Telecommunications technicians need to:

  • have normal colour vision to distinguish between different circuits and cables
  • have steady hands
  • be comfortable working in confined spaces or at heights.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for telecommunications technicians includes:

  • engineering
  • work with electronics
  • computing
  • telecommunications work.

Personal Qualities

Telecommunications technicians need to be:

  • practical, quick and efficient
  • accurate, with an eye for detail
  • responsible, alert and safety-conscious
  • good at problem solving
  • good communicators
  • able to work well in a team and on their own.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for telecommunications technicians includes:

  • engineering
  • work with electronics
  • computing
  • telecommunications work.

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a telecommunications technician. However, maths, physics and construction and mechanical technologies are useful.

Telecommunications Technicians can earn around $39K-$75K per year per year.

Chances of getting a job as a Telecommunications Technician are good due to a shortage of people interested in this type of work.

Telecommunications technicians may progress to become telecommunications engineers.

Telecommunications technicians can specialise in areas such as radio, cable or internet services.

Telecommunications Technician

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