Cable Tech Job Description

Cable Tech Job Description

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Cable tech provides operation and sustainment administration and services for day to day operation, maintenance (preventative, corrective, and perfective) of cable plant, equipment and configurations.

Cable Tech Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective cable tech job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included cable tech job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Connects and rearranges cable facilities utilizes special test equipment to test for and locate trouble and perform cable completion tests
Reviews and interprets underground and aerial cable records in existing records, on maps or in
Conducts inspections and monitors system leakage and GO95/GO128 compliance on a daily basis
Responsible for the visual inspection of plant
Hands-on experience with of the follow hardware platforms is a plus
Networking experience with CCNA and/or Network+ certifications is a plus
Is the front line contact with existing and new customers providing information regarding repair services scope and capabilities
Provides on-site service pickup of equipment for repair and delivers exceptional customer service, develops positive customer relationships and uses knowledge of the customer's operation to leverages sales growth opportunities within those customers
Leverages current customer relationships to drive positive referrals for new accounts identification and entry opportunity for sales engagement
Responds to requests for information for price, quotes and process order requests to capture additional sales

Cable Tech Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Cable Tech

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BICSI, OSP, IPC, RCDD, J-STD-001, CCNA

Education for Cable Tech

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the cable tech job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and High School Degree in Education, General Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Technical, Associates, Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Management, Project Management

Skills for Cable Tech

Desired skills for cable tech include:

Efficient operation of test equipment used to verify cable faults
Subscriber carrier
Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Cat5/Cat6 color codes and terminology
Various types of copper and fiber cable and termination hardware termination and testing procedures used on a day to day basis
Basic electricity
Both wired and wireless connectivity
Cable
Cat6 color codes and terminology
Category 5e

Desired experience for cable tech includes:

Ability to climb ladders, reach overhead, kneel down
Ability to communicate effectively in English, both reading and writing
Must have reliable transportation - some jobs will be within DC Metro area- to include Maryland and Virginia - not always within access to Metro
Candidates must possess a TS/SCI clearance w/polygraph
Candidates must possess a Top Secret clearance
Capable of performing all of the duties and responsibilities of a Technician 3 in a proficient manner

Cable Tech Examples

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Cable Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of cable tech. 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 tech
  • Follows-up leads for additional business opportunities that add additional value
  • Expedites communications of issues and resolution activities to reinforce the business service value to the customer
  • Participates in cross-functional teams and /or meetings of subject matter experts for both expanded technical knowledge and sales opportunities as they occur
  • Participates in the development of process improvements and maintains vigilance for best practice and process re-design
  • Facilitates shipment of equipment to repair centers
  • Install, repair and test fiber in a variety of environments (underground and aerial)
  • Splice fiber optic cables, copper both loose tube and ribbon
  • Reads and interprets work prints and diagrams and remains familiar with current practices
  • Test fibers as required by contract and work order
  • The field
Qualifications for cable tech
  • High School plus specialized training, and minimum 5 years cabling experience
  • Ability to work with small objects, fiber terminations require manual dexterity
  • Ability to work in various environments, utilizing ladders, kneeling, crawling, reaching overhead
  • Leading crew of up to 10-15 installers (including sub-contractors)
  • Generate an equipment list and bill of material for completing a specific task
  • Familiarity or current certification with Leviton Network Products and Sumitomo fiber-splicing
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Cable Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of cable tech. 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 tech
  • Two 20-inch computer monitors (or larger) with a DisplayPort and associated cable are required
  • Makes precise recommendations for changes in running fiber optic cables, or provides input
  • Into construction methodologies
  • Utilize the correct tools and test equipment for proper and safe performance of services
  • Read and interprets blueprints and splice diagrams
  • Perform routine maintenance and emergency repair as called upon
  • Prepare estimates for commercial and industrial structured cabling projects
  • Interface with other project managers to gather relevant information in order to provide firm bids for prospective jobs
  • Maintain current, accurate information on prices from suppliers and contractors through direct contact and written materials, sales brochures, price lists
  • Adhere to all required project safety requirements as set forth by the Company and OSHA
Qualifications for cable tech
  • BICSI Technician Level Certified Preferred
  • Georgia Low Voltage License Preferred
  • Capable of leading larger crews between 5-10 installers
  • Minimum 5 years of current, verifiable industry installation experience and hold current BICSI Technician certification
  • BICSI RCDD certification a plus
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and frequently required to walk the job site, very limited time available for sitting
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Cable Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a cable tech. 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 tech
  • Identify, track and remove abandoned cable, and keep cable neatly tied and bundled while maintaining safety standards
  • Cable Testing to include conducting cable continuity and megger testing required by the job without supervision
  • Cable Cutting to include proper cable cutting and end preparation methods without supervision based on the specifications outlined in the installation drawings
  • Cable/Cableway Installation including all types of cable and cableway installations required by the job without supervision
  • Maintain the company's high standard of quality and professionalism with regards to workmanship, customer relations, coworkers, behavior and appearance
  • Perform any other duties not specifically stated herein, but which your supervisor may assign
  • Competitive compensation, along with full benefits
  • Strong company history, been around for 20 years
  • Extremely high customer retention rate, including Fortune 500 companies, so they don't have a "slow season" which is typical of the industry
  • 5 year plan to grow to $15 million
Qualifications for cable tech
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work near moving mechanical parts
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background screening for job site access
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to the data center facility
  • All candidates must possess a valid driver's license, their own vehicle, and will need to pass a driving record to check to operate company vehicles
  • Install, maintain, service, and/or repair telecommunications connectivity devices, , cabling, wiring, copper and fiber terminals, communication jacks, fiber connectors, boxes and faceplates
  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair fiber optic cabling both multi-mode and single-mode Fiber
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Cable Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of cable tech. 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 tech
  • Constantly adopting new technologies
  • Makes precise recommendations for changes in running fiber optic cables, or provides input into construction methodologies
  • Recognize and repair fiber damage participate in fiber relocations
  • Reporting and presentation of the results and conclusions
  • Travel will be required the technician will be fitted with company vehicle
  • Candidates must meet company standards in relation to background and driving record
  • Technicians will be doing the cabling and system installations and troubleshooting as needed
  • CAT5/CAT6 Pulls & Terminations
  • Build various cables that are used by the military
  • Moving and implementing large enterprise equipment
Qualifications for cable tech
  • Understand Red/Black separation of cables
  • 5+ years of experience as an Electrician in an industrial environment
  • A strong knowledge of electrical control systems, power distribution systems, motors, instrumentation, PLC's and AC/DC drive systems
  • The ability to interpret electrical/mechanical drawings, follow testing troubleshooting, and repair procedures
  • Experience in working with programmable logic controllers
  • Industrial electrician work experience required, an AS in electrical/electronic desirable
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Cable Tech Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a cable tech. 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 tech
  • Install Fiber and Copper cabling
  • Ensure proper standards are maintained for cabling and racks
  • Ability to safely use material handling tools and equipment
  • Perform physical tasks all day
  • Work in noisy environments
  • Maintains, expand, replace and repair all plant facilities and subscriber apparatus required to provide service to customers
  • Responsible for tasks assigned by Coordinators in connection with service orders and repair activities related to Category 6 cabling, Voice over IP networks (VOIP), and fiber optic cabling infrastructure
  • Analyze, administer, and maintain telecommunications and network cabling infrastructure
  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components including CAT6 and fiber optic cabling
  • Install, maintain, and repair voice and data communications systems
Qualifications for cable tech
  • Experience in irradiation or accelerator technology a plus
  • Technical domain knowledge sufficient to perform responsibilities, satisfy performance measurements and ensure credibility with external stakeholders
  • Some leadership experience either being in the Telecom field or not
  • Must be able to work W2 in order to be eligible for this opportunity
  • Ability to read procedures and interpret drawings
  • Have the ability to attach ends of wires to components, plugs, or terminal strip, using soldering iron or crimping device

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