Electrotechnology - Data Communications Technician

Electrotechnology - Data Communications Technician

Data communications technicians install, maintain and repair telecommunications and broadcasting networks and equipment.

Electrotechnology - Data Communications Technician

Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $1,250

Where you could work:

NBN Contractors - Industrial Electrics Pty Ltd

Government - City of Gold Coast

Telecommunications Companies -Pivotel, Foxtel, Telstra

Data Communications Technicians do the following tasks:

  • Install fixed and wireless network equipment and set up new telecommunications services
  • Ensure that equipment and circuit installations are of good quality
  • Place or terminate cables, including those made of optical fibre
  • Undertake proof tests such as line testing, circuit commissioning and power tests
  • Assemble, erect, position and label items of equipment
  • Provide cost estimates to customers for installation of equipment
  • Install and maintain telecommunication and other data systems at customers' premises
  • Install, test and maintain all types of telecommunications, switching and transmission equipment
  • Set up computer hardware and install and customise software applications used in telecommunications
  • Carry out modifications to items of equipment
  • Analyse system faults with a high degree of diagnostic skill (to circuit board level)
  • Maintain and adhere to operational procedures and complete appropriate documentation
  • Take responsibility for tools, and plant and test equipment