Career and Education Opportunities for Television Cable Installers
In general, television cable installers string and repair telephone and television cable, including fiber optics and other equipment for transmitting messages or television programming.
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STATES WITH Television Cable Installer OPPORTUNITIES
JOB DESCRIPTION: Television Cable Installer
Television cable installers clean and maintain tools and test equipment. They also splice cables, using hand tools or mechanical equipment. Equally important, television cable installers have to examine and test lines and cables, recording and analyzing test results, to gauge transmission characteristics and locate faults and malfunctions. They are often called upon to access specific areas to string lines and install terminal boxes and appliances, using bucket trucks, or by climbing poles and ladders or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces. They are expected to assemble services for customers. Finally, television cable installers place insulation over conductors, and seal splices with moisture-proof covering.
Every day, television cable installers are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done.