Telecommunications Technical Specialists

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Telecommunications Technical Specialists

Telecommunications Technical Specialists develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Fun facts

  • Stable Future Growth
  • 1885 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 93% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 10% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by telecommunications technical specialists. A few are listed below:

  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
  • providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults

Specific occupations

  • Radiocommunications Technician
  • Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

Clare, radar systems engineer

Clare’s interest in maths, science and engineering began early in secondary school. She went on to study engineering and now has what she wanted – an exciting career involved with new technology. Designing and developing new systems for use by the Australian Defence Force gives her a lot of satisfaction.