Cable Installer Job Description

Cable Installer Job Description

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Cable installer provides planning, engineering, installation, maintenance, testing, and troubleshoot IT network infrastructure (OSP/ISP), external/internal DSN and VoIP telephone infrastructure, and AFN TV cable system, using various media including, but not limited to, single and multi-mode fiber optic cables, CAT5, CAT6, RG59, RG11, and phone cables.

Cable Installer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Planning, engineering, installation, maintenance, testing and troubleshoot IT network infrastructure (OSP/ISP), external/internal DSN and VoIP telephone infrastructure and AFN TV cable system, using various media including, but not limited to, single and multi-mode fiber optic cables, CAT5, CAT6, RG59, RG11 and phone cables
Install and service cabling infrastructure and devices for Data, Audio Visual, and CCTV
Inspecting cable lines
Laying ground cable
Repairing poles and towers
Perform test on cable communications systems and circuit groups
Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment
Install and repair circuits and wiring
Maintenance on power generators
Experience hanging and programming analog and IP cameras including all wiring

Cable Installer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Cable Installer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BICSI, GDIT, BISCI, MRPT, CTS, AVIXA, STD, NAVSEA, US

Education for Cable Installer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cable installer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Collage Degree in Technical, Education, Associates, Business, Technology, Electronics Technology, Electrical Engineering, Networking, Architecture, Communication

Skills for Cable Installer

Desired skills for cable installer include:

Computers
Electronics
Software and network connectivity
Be able to mount equipment on walls
CAT5e cabling
Termination
Fiber and Copper
Database software
Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software
Engineering

Desired experience for cable installer includes:

Installation of any type of access control systems including the card readers, door strikes, and any applicable cabling
Fire alarm installation
Performs new connects, reconnects, requested and non-pay disconnects
Reads signal levels through use of field strength meter
Climb poles with proper equipment (safety belt, safety strap and climbers), ladders or other structures as needed
Properly uses, stores and maintains a VOM or DMM to check for “open” or “short” on line AC and DC voltages

Cable Installer Examples

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Cable Installer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a cable installer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cable installer
  • Hard working, must be able to follow direction
  • Must be able to lift up to 75lbs, work will be OUTSIDE, ability to use hand tools when necessary
  • Pulls cables, such as coaxial, twin ax, twisted pair, optical fiber and other cable types, through conduit, above ceilings and between floors
  • Installs modular connectors for data and telephone users
  • Terminates cable on cross connects, hubs, and routers
  • Uses cable testing equipment to troubleshoot problems
  • Reads technical manuals and brochures to determine equipment which meets establishment requirements
  • Assist in the installation of Cable tray, J-hooks, racks, wire managment, patch panels and flat screen TVs
  • Perform site survey, prepare internal statement of work for new cable installations
  • Provides preventative maintenance work, troubleshooting, and quickly resolves moderately complex problems to ensure user satisfaction
Qualifications for cable installer
  • This is a full time position, 40 hours a week
  • Have a valid driver's license and a good driving record
  • Be able to independently plan installation routes that are both efficient and focused on stations deemed a priority using map, Google Earth, or GPS device
  • Be able and willing to physically install/replace equipment at elevated indoor locations using a ladder or lift
  • Be a self-starter and customer oriented
  • Be able to work accurately and follow company procedures efficiently
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Cable Installer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a cable installer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for cable installer
  • Coordinate the customer support activities and monitor work requests related IT network infrastructure, phones and AFN TV cable system using MAXIMO, SharePoint, and Global Maintenance Management System (GMMS) applications
  • Perform equipment/tools/materials inventory update
  • Maintain and re-order network infrastructure tools bench stock materials used onsite (cables, patch cords, connectors)
  • Attend the meetings and sign approval for excavation/digging permits related IT and Infrastructure
  • Participate in the planning stages of future IT network infrastructure projects
  • Assist Site Manager in planning department budget and infrastructure department staffing
  • Interface and coordinate with the USCIS Office of Facilities (FAC), General Services Administration (GSA), USCIS Support Contractors, Contracted architects and Engineers
  • Cable plant Project Management services and assistance
  • Management activities associated with successful provisioning of telecom wire and cable supporting wide-area-network voice and data circuits in USCIS facilities
  • Project Management coordination and communications
Qualifications for cable installer
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate with customers and company personnel
  • Be willing to use power and hand tools
  • Be willing to work occasional weekend/after-hours work
  • Must pass pre-employment screening which includes criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and MVR check
  • Minimum two years of experience in any site maintenance/facilities related field (electrical or communications preferred)
  • Successful completion of a structured cabling program and/or valid certification
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Cable Installer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a cable installer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cable installer
  • Standardized implementation of wiring and cable projects
  • Work jointly with USCIS to provide a dedicated project manager and support services for the installation and maintenance of cable and wireless infrastructure throughout USCIS
  • Gather requirements, establish schedules, support and attend meetings, communicate and coordinate projects with the USCIS Office of Facilities, various cable Contractors, track project costs, and interface with USCIS OIT customers
  • Assist with modifications to policies, procedures, and standards
  • Provide personnel and resources to control and support wire and cable systems in the information technology infrastructure including scheduling, overall installation management, customer acceptance of products and services, and problem resolution
  • Provide cable-plant management support for USCIS from beginning to end and ensure all documentation has been completed in accordance with the USCIS agreed to project plan
  • Provide project management for multiple cabling projects, including scheduling and coordinating installations for projects within the National Capital Region (NCR)
  • Coordinate cabling work and meet with USCIS Office of Facilities (FAC), Office of Information Technology (OIT), USCIS supporting staff and contractors, and engineers throughout projects
  • Attend project kickoff meetings and conduct status meetings
  • Perform site surveys and QA inspections
Qualifications for cable installer
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in installation of network cables in an industrial environment
  • Must be knowledgeable in structured cabling codes & industry standards
  • Will be required to work weekends and off hours
  • Possess good communication skills and team work
  • Must be able to work overtime, irregular hours, be on call or at CAT sites for extended periods
  • Must be familiar with using different computer applications and be able to navigate simple software
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Cable Installer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a cable installer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for cable installer
  • Install and terminate cabling and patch drops
  • Monitor and resolve Remedy tickets for requests of move, add and changes of cable drops at USCIS facilities
  • Work with the USCIS Task Manager to improve and update the USCIS Infrastructure Cable- Plant Standard
  • Adhere to the USCIS Infrastructure Cable-Plant Standard
  • Provide on-site support in the National Capital Region to support multiple USCIS locations
  • Provide additional cable-plant support for other USCIS locations on an “as needed” basis
  • Perform additions or moves within existing facilities, and installations at new facilities
  • Provide a project plan with Bill of Materials (BOM) for each project
  • Reads technical manuals and brochures to determine equipment which meets establish finish requirements
  • Assist in the installation of Cable tray, J-hooks, racks, wire management, patch panels and flat screen TVs
Qualifications for cable installer
  • Experience with Cat5 or Cat6 is a plus
  • Must have the ability to operate manual and power hand tools
  • Experience with pallet jack a plus
  • Must pass minimum requirement testing
  • In general, this is considered a primary position where the worker applies basic knowledge of the job skills and company policies and procedures to complete a variety of assignments/tasks
  • Requires good understanding of the general/technical aspects of the job
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Cable Installer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a cable installer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for cable installer
  • Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or head-ends
  • Possess and apply a comprehensive knowledge across key tasks and high impact assignments
  • Plan and lead major technology assignments
  • Supervision of others may be required
  • Participate in the planning stages of future projects
  • Acts as a liaison between the company and customer
  • Inspects the quality of work regularly, ensuring that all standards (federal, state, and Company) are followed
  • Practices Decisive safety policies and procedures and ensures they are followed
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance required
  • Work primarily will involve installing, placing, splicing, terminating, and testing fiber optic and copper communications cables, both aerially and underground
Qualifications for cable installer
  • Must maintain successful communication and working relationship with management & peers of all levels, and reciprocate professional, team-oriented performance
  • Must have minimum 1 year work history
  • Relevant work history preferred but is not required for this position
  • A high school degree is required for this position
  • Your safety is important to HPE, therefore steel toe overshoes may be provided and their use or that of other personal protective equipment is required when utilizing certain equipment
  • AV Installer with experience performing a wide variety of activities for complex commercial network/fiber systems for voice, data, security, and AV systems

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