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Telecommunications Technician

Telecommunication Technicians While the Inside Wireman is installing the conduit and power feeders on a project, the Telecommunications Technician is installing the network of low voltage cabling that is used for video, voice and data or other low voltage signaling.

Most installations are in buildings that are partially or fully enclosed to protect from sun, wind and rain. However, these installations are often performed before air conditioning, heat or permanent light fixtures have been installed in the buildings. Many jobs, however, are in existing buildings or offices. Some work may be outside under varying weather conditions. Whether the work is in new construction or in existing office/manufacturing space, the IBEW-NECA craftsman takes pride in the work he or she performs.

Backbone voice and data cables are routed between the entrance facility (where communications signals enter a building) to equipment rooms and telephone rooms. Voice and data horizontal cables are routed between telephone rooms, equipment rooms and individual workstations throughout the building.

Equipment rooms often contain energized equipment such as hubs, file servers or telephone switches. These devices are configured and connected to the communications network that serves the building. Qualified technicians make sure that these systems remain uninterrupted during installation.

The Telecommunications Technician installs voice and data outlets at workstations. In addition, he/she installs punch down blocks and cross connects in telephone rooms. These may be wall mounted or rack mounted and must be grouped and identified according to specific installation standards.

The Utah Electrical JATC trains to TIA/EIA and other industry standards. The JATC also partners with the major manufacturers in the video, voice and data industry to provide training in the latest technologies, including manufacturers warranted installs.

For further information regarding a career with Utah's Best Electricians, please contact the Utah Electrical JATC at www.uejatc.org or call us at 801-975-1945 (SLC area) or 877-200-4200 (toll-free).

Utah Electrical JATC
3400 West 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119
Phone: (801) 975-1945     Toll-Free: (877) 200-4200