DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
Occupational Description:Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 9 - South Central||20||4||$17.89/hr||$1.54/hr||$13.00/hr||$15.43/hr||$18.06/hr||$21.07/hr||$22.94/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers||140||$21.20/hr||N/A|
|Power Distributors and Dispatchers||30||$27.23/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
- Installs terminal boxes and strings lead-in-wires, using electrician's tools.
- Measures signal strength at utility pole, using electronic test equipment.
- Connects television set to cable system, evaluates incoming signal, and adjusts system to ensure optimum reception.
- Collects installation fees.
- Explains cable service to subscriber.
- Cleans and maintains tools and test equipment.
- Fills and tamps holes, using cement, earth, and tamping device.
- Digs holes, using power auger or shovel, and hoists poles upright into holes, using truck-mounted winch.
- Installs and removes plant equipment, such as callboxes and clocks.
- Repairs cable system, defective lines, and auxiliary equipment.
- Ascends poles or enters tunnels and sewers to string lines and install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment and appliances, according to diagrams.
- Pulls lines through ducts by hand or with use of winch.
- Computes impedance of wire from pole to house to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signal to desired level.