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Cable Technician / Installer

216

Statewide
Job Postings
202nd

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
2,000

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$17.40 - $27.27

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$17.63 - $34.43

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Cable Technician / Installer - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 216 job postings for the occupation of Cable Technician / Installer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Cable Technician / Installer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

What Cable Technician / Installer Do:

Install and repair telecommunications cable, including fiber optics.

Common Job Activities:

  • Set up service for customers, installing, connecting, testing, or adjusting equipment.
  • Explain cable service to subscribers after installation and collect any installation fees that are due.
  • Travel to customers' premises to install, maintain, or repair audio and visual electronic reception equipment or accessories.
  • Measure signal strength at utility poles, using electronic test equipment.
  • Inspect or test lines or cables, recording and analyzing test results, to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults or malfunctions.
  • Splice cables, using hand tools, epoxy, or mechanical equipment.
  • Access specific areas to string lines or install terminal boxes, auxiliary equipment, or appliances, using bucket trucks, or by climbing poles or ladders, or entering tunnels, trenches, or crawl spaces.
  • Place insulation over conductors or seal splices with moisture-proof covering.
  • Clean or maintain tools or test equipment.
  • String cables between structures and lines from poles, towers, or trenches and pull lines to proper tension.
  • Compute impedance of wires from poles to houses to determine additional resistance needed for reducing signals to desired levels.
  • Install equipment such as amplifiers or repeaters to maintain the strength of communications transmissions.
  • Pull up cable by hand from large reels mounted on trucks.
  • Lay underground cable directly in trenches or string it through conduits running through trenches.
  • Use a variety of construction equipment to complete installations, such as digger derricks, trenchers, or cable plows.
  • Pull cable through ducts by hand or with winches.
  • Dig trenches for underground wires or cables.
  • Fill and tamp holes, using cement, earth, and tamping devices.
  • Participate in the construction or removal of telecommunication towers or associated support structures.
  • Dig holes for power poles, using power augers or shovels, set poles in place with cranes, and hoist poles upright, using winches.

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