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Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Installers and Repairers
District Of Columbia

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Repair, install or maintain 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.

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Associate's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Climb communication towers to install, replace, or repair antennas or auxiliary equipment used to transmit and receive radio waves.
  • Perform maintenance or repair work on existing tower equipment, using hand or power tools.
  • Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
  • Inspect 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.
  • Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
  • Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.
  • Lift equipment into position, using cranes and rigging tools or equipment such as gin poles.
  • Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
  • Climb towers to access components, using safety equipment, such as full-body harnesses.
  • Install, connect, or test underground or aboveground grounding systems.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Frequency analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Slip or groove joint pliers
  • Wire or cable cutter

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Map creation software
  • Presentation software
  • Project management software
  • Word processing software

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