Linesperson (Telecommunications)

Telecommunications Linespersons perform a variety of tasks associated with telecommunications equipment, radio antennae and data transmission. They install, repair and maintain equipment and should have knowledge of telecommunications equipment and operations.

Duties and tasks

  • Install and provide maintenance on aerial equipment and underground cables, wires and antennae
  • Install equipment and connections consulting with design specifications and work locations to determine appropriate placement
  • Monitor and set up telecommunications equipment and applications such as switchboards, satellites and antennae, and data transmission equipment
  • Set up wires and cables and install television, radio and computer transmission devices
  • Use a variety of tools and instruments to identify problems or malfunctions in telecom equipment
  • Use lead and thermoplastic to connect cables and sealing casings

Skills required

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Manual Agility
  • Precision
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Strong Attention to Detail

Working conditions

Telecommunications Linespersons typically work Mondays to Fridays but may be required to work evenings or weekends if maintenance or installations are scheduled or if an emergency arises. They must do light travelling to install or maintain equipment sites.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Cabler Registration Service 

Australian Security Industry Association

BICSI Registered Cablers Australia 

Fire Protection Association Australia 

TITAB Australia Cabler Registry Services 

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