Profession communication infrastructure maintainer

Communication infrastructure maintainers install, repair, run and maintain infrastructure for communication systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • ICT networking hardware

    The ICT network equipment or computer networking devices, such as UPS systems, electrical systems, networking facilities and structured cabling systems.

  • Procurement of ICT network equipment

    The products available from network equipment providers and methods for selecting and procuring the equipment.

  • Concepts of telecommunications

    The telecommunication principles, theories, models, equipment and processes such as transfer rate, bandwidth, signal-to-noise ratio, bit error ratio and C/N ratio, as well as the effect of the qualities of the transmission path on the operation and quality of telecommunications.

  • ICT communications protocols

    The system of rules which allow the exchange of information between computers or other devices via computer networks.

  • ICT network cable limitations

    The limitations, such as distance limitations and resistance of types of cables, such as fibre cable, coax cable and ethernet cable which are used for realising networks.

  • ICT network security risks

    The security risk factors, such as hardware and software components, devices, interfaces and policies in ICT networks, risk assessment techniques that can be applied to assess the severity and the consequences of security threats and contingency plans for each security risk factor.

  • ICT network routing

    The processes and techniques for choosing the best paths within an ICT network through which a packet can travel.

  • Telecommunication trunking

    The method of providing network access to many clients while keeping smaller number of connection components by grouping and sharing connection circuits and frequencies.

Skills

  • Install low voltage wiring

    Plan, deploy, troubleshoot and test low voltage wiring.

  • Assess telecommunication infrastructure issues

    Evaluate problems in telecommunication infrastructure by using specialised methods, applications and tools to find weaknesses and stress points in a network and elements of the infrastructure regarding aspects such as electronics, power supply and temperature.

  • Provide technical documentation

    Prepare documentation for existing and upcoming products or services, describing their functionality and composition in such a way that it is understandable for a wide audience without technical background and compliant with defined requirements and standards. Keep documentation up to date.

  • Operate digging construction equipment

    Operate and use construction equipment, such as digger derricks, backhoes, track hoes, front-end loaders, trenchers, or cable ploughs.

  • Monitor communication channels' performance

    Search for possible faults. Perform visual checks. Analyse system indicators and use diagnostic devices.

  • Install electronic communication equipment

    Set up and deploy digital and analogue electronic communications. Understand electronic diagrams and equipment specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

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