Telecommunications Trades Workers

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Telecommunications Trades Workers

Telecommunications Trades Workers install, maintain and repair data transmission equipment, aerial lines, conduits, cables, radio antennae and telecommunications equipment and appliances.

Fun facts

  • 1542 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 85% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 4% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by telecommunications trades workers. A few are listed below:

  • examining drawings, specifications and work areas to determine positioning and connections for equipment to be installed
  • locating faults in telecommunications equipment using instruments such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, ammeters and transmission measuring equipment
  • attaching wires and cables to appliances
  • adjusting, replacing and repairing faulty items, and testing equipment using electronic instruments
  • installing cabling for telephone, radio, pay TV and computer transmission
  • joining cables and sealing sheaths with lead and thermoplastic
  • erecting, testing and maintaining aerial and underground wires and cables, and radio and mobile phone antennae
  • installing telecommunications equipment and appliances such as telephones, switchboards and data transmission equipment

Specific occupations

  • Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
  • Telecommunications Cable Jointer
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Communications Technician
  • Technician Telecommunication Systems (Army)
  • Fibre Optic Cable Splicer
  • Fibre Optics Jointer
  • Operator Bearer Systems (Army)