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Telecommunications Engineers

Telecommunications engineers install, maintain and repair public and private telephone systems and maintain, test and repair telecommunications cables.

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About this Career

£31,969

Average salary

New workers start around £21,907.62. Normal pay is £31,969 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,757.25.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Erects and maintains mobile telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
  • Connects cables and tests for any defects.
  • Assists with the erection of wooden poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Tests installation and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Uses testing equipment to locate defective components of circuitry and makes any necessary repairs.
  • Installs telephones, switchboards and coin operated phone boxes.
  • Fixes connecting wires from underground and aerial lines to premises and connects cable terminals to inside wiring.
  • Installs internal cabling and wiring for telephone systems and fits and wires junction and distribution boxes.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Critical Thinking
66
Active Learning
63
Reading Comprehension
62
Learning Strategies
61
Active Listening
60
Speaking
54
Writing
53
Mathematics
51
Monitoring
49
Science
44

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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