Telecommunications Technical Specialist in a server room connecting network cables to switches

Telecommunications Technical Specialist

Telecommunications Technical Specialists develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Overview

Telecommunications Technical Specialists develop, monitor and carry out technical support functions for telecommunications networks and install computer equipment, computer systems and microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Day-to-day

  • installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
  • providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults.

Considerations

  • irregular hours
  • requires driving.

Occupation snapshot
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Telecommunications Technical Specialist

  • You usually need a formal qualification in telecommunications technology or electrotechnology to work as a Telecommunications Technical Specialist. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Diploma or Certificate in Telecommunications

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