Install, set up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.
Broadband Technician, Cable Television Technician (CATV Technician), Central Office Technician, Combination Technician, Communications Technician, Customer Service Technician (CST), Field Technician, Install and Repair Technician, Installer, Maintenance Technician, Network Specialist, Network Technician, Outside Plant Technician, Repair Technician, Satellite Specialist, Service Technician, Special Equipment Technician, Telecommunications Switch Technician, Telecommunications Technician, Telephone Repairer, Telephone Technician (Phone Technician)
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