Profession telecommunications engineering technician

Telecommunications engineering technicians perform technical tasks connected with telecommunications engineering research, as well as with the design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of telecommunications systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative

Related professions telecommunication

  • Mobile phone equipment installer or repairer
  • Telecommunication lines or cables installer or repairer
  • Telecommunications engineer

Knowledge

  • ICT communications protocols

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

  • Direct inward dialing

    The telecommunication service that provides a company with a series of telephone numbers for internal use, such as individual telephone numbers for each employee or every workstation. Using Direct Inward Dialing (DID), a company does not need another line for every connection.

  • Electronics principles

    The study of electric energy, more specifically electron, control and its prominent principles regarding integrated circuits and electrical systems.

  • ICT system user requirements

    The process intended to match user and organisation's needs with system components and services, by taking into consideration the available technologies and the techniques required to elicit and specify requirements, interrogating users to establish symptoms of problem and analysing symptoms.

  • Analog electronics theory

    The theory based on analogue circuits in which volumes (voltage or current) continuously vary over time.

  • Organisational policies

    The policies to achieve set of goals and targets regarding the development and maintenance of an organisation.

  • Microwave principles

    The technologies used in transmission of information or energy via electromagnetic waves between 1000 and 100,000 MHz.

  • Electromagnetism

    The study of electromagnetic forces and the interaction between electric and magnetic fields. The interaction between electrically charged particles can create magnetic fields with a certain range or frequency and electricity can be produced by the changing of these magnetic fields.

  • Quality assurance methodologies

    Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

Skills

  • Manage system testing

    Select, perform and track testings on software or hardware to detect system defects both within the integrated system units, the inter-assemblages and the system as a whole. Organise testings such as installation testing, security testing and graphical user interface testing.

  • Manage system security

    Analyse the critical assets of a company and identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities that lead to intrusion or attack. Apply security detection techniques. Understand cyber attack techniques and implement effective countermeasures.

  • Calibrate electronic instruments

    Correct and adjust the reliability of an electronic instrument by measuring output and comparing results with the data of a reference device or a set of standardised results. This is done in regular intervals which are set by the manufacturer and using calibration devices.

  • Install monitors for process control

    Plan and deploy a system of monitors for controlling specific processes in an organisation or a system.

  • Interpret technical texts

    Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.

  • Apply ICT system usage policies

    Follow written and ethical laws and policies regarding proper ICT system usage and administration.

  • Operate electronic measuring instruments

    Tend a wide variety of devices for measuring electronic characteristics of system components, such as optical power meter, fibre power meter, digital power meter and multimeter.

  • Manage changes in ICT system

    Plan, realise and monitor system changes and upgrades. Maintain earlier system versions. Revert, if necessary, to a safe older system version.

  • Apply system organisational policies

    Implement internal policies related to the development, internal and external usage of technological systems, such as software systems, network systems and telecommunications systems, in order to achieve a set of goals and targets regarding the efficient operations and growth of an organisation.

  • Use scripting programming

    Utilise specialised ICT tools to create computer code that is interpreted by the corresponding run-time environments in order to extend applications and automate common computer operations. Use programming languages which support this method such as Unix Shell scripts, JavaScript, Python and Ruby.

  • Support ICT system users

    Communicate with end users, instruct them on how to progress with tasks, use ICT support tools and methods to solve problems and identify possible side effects and provide solutions.

  • Integrate system components

    Select and use integration techniques and tools to plan and implement integration of hardware and software modules and components in a system. Apply specific testing techniques to ensure integrity during system integration.

  • Upgrade firmware

    Update basic or integrated software included in devices, network components and embedded systems.

  • Use session border controller

    Manage calls during a given VoIP session and ensure security and quality of service by operating a session border controller (SBC).

Optional knowledge and skills

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