Cable workers are unarguably one of the most important aspects of any telecommunication company’s working. They are expert technicians that have extremely challenging jobs. They work in high-risk environments, at great heights and with very complex equipment and tools. So, what exactly does a telecommunications cable worker’s job involve? Let’s a take a look at some of the things that are part and parcel of a line worker’s job:
1. System Installation
All telecommunication systems have components such as wires, towers, wireless reception & broadcast equipment and other similar components. All of these systems need to be installed in the right manner in order that the communications run seamlessly and this is exactly what a telecommunications cable worker’s job involves. This job is extremely complex and needs to be handled expertly. Poor installation will only fail and result in disruption of the services and a longer downtime.
2. Construction of New Sites
This job also needs cable workers to work in tandem with telecommunication system engineers. The placement of all the supporting structures like the pylons etc. needs to be done strategically and these features need to be placed at the appropriate locations in order to ensure optimal results. This is especially true in the case of systems that have wireless equipment. The telecommunication tower rigger team will take into account various aspects such as connection requirements, client requirements, and location as well as future connections into consideration while they are working on installations for new construction projects.
3. Telecommunication Cable Maintenance
A telecommunication tower rigger has to work in all types of settings and various risky environments as well. All the systems they work on are also exposed to inclement weather and other similar conditions. Cable workers are also responsible for all aspects of system maintenance and they ensure that the transmission equipment, damaged parts, components and wires etc. are in good condition and function well. They will conduct regular checks of all the components in the system and ensure that everything is functioning perfectly. They will replace dysfunctional components and service the rest of them, ensuring the integrity of the system is maintained overall.
4. Repairs of cables and telecom systems
Even when these systems are maintained well, there are times when some components fail and begin to dysfunction or work erratically. Since these systems are constantly exposed to climatic changes and inclement weather, they are prone to unexpected damage. In situations such as these, repairs or replacements of those components becomes the only solution. A cable worker will respond to all downtime reports promptly, assess the damage, provide a detailed report and recommend solutions. Once these solutions have been reassessed by the on-site supervisor and the cost estimate approved they will make sure the work is completed efficiently.
5. Dismantling of Installations
A telecommunications tower rigger’s job doesn’t just involve new installations. They are also entrusted with the job of dismantling the sensitive and complex equipment. This job involves a considerable amount of skill and expertise and care has to be taken to ensure that all the functional equipment is preserved while replacing components that aren’t functioning well.
In addition to all these tasks, telecommunications cable workers are also responsible for moving telecommunications systems to optimal locations. The systems will have to be moved safely, methodically and then reassembled at the new location expertly.
Cable workers have vast experience working with a range of telecommunications systems. They install software systems, disks, antennas as well as physical cable lines to make sure the systems are functioning smoothly.