Profession telecommunications equipment maintainer

Telecommunications equipment maintainers repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems (cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles). They also focus on communication towers, antennas, amplifiers and connectors. They may test and analyse network coverage.

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Personality Type

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

Knowledge

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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 low voltage wiring

    Plan, deploy, troubleshoot and test low voltage wiring.

  • Operate remote broadcast equipment

    Handle equipment that is used for broadcasting from locations which are far from central station. The pickup unit (RPU) is the most common tool for this communication.

  • Operate two-way radio systems

    Use radios that can receive and transmit sound signals in order to communicate with similar radios on the same frequency such as mobile phones and walkie talkies.

  • Solder electronics

    Operate and use soldering tools and soldering iron, which supply high temperatures to melt the solder and to join electronic components.

  • Maintain radio communications equipment

    Perform testing or repairing activities on radio transmitting and receiving equipment, such as testing control circuits.

  • Repair wiring

    Find faults in wires or cables by using specialised equipment and repair these faults depending on type of wiring.

Optional knowledge and skills

meet deadlines ict power consumption operate audio equipment install signal repeaters operate radio equipment use precision tools