Repairs, installs or maintains mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage.
This career is part of the Manufacturing cluster Maintenance, Installation and Repair pathway.
A person in this career:
- Reads work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
- Inspects completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
- Bolts equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
- Tests operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.
- Runs appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
- Checks antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjusts as necessary.
- Replaces existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
- Installs all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs).
- Takes site survey photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras.
- Completes reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.