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Antenna Installer

Secure and maintain electronic receivers of all sizes.

What does an Antenna Installer do?

An Antenna Installer prepares, attaches, and maintains antennas at homes and businesses. Falling under the more general category of Electricians, Antenna Installers may use their experience to work with streetlights, intercom systems, and other electrical control systems as well.

As an Antenna Installer, you work with Satellite Installers and other Electricians to ensure that all parts work properly and meet electric regulations. Your background in all things electronic, mechanical, and communications-related prepares you to work with the equipment and the customers.

Often employed by satellite television providers, cable companies, and private antenna companies, you use a variety of tools and equipment to complete your work. For example, when installing an antenna on a home, you must first inspect all necessary electric components. Using voltmeters, oscilloscopes, and ohmmeters, you test the electrical system to ensure continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

If problems are found, you either make the required repairs or alert the customer to them. When all systems check out, you then use drills, screwdrivers, and other hand tools to attach the antenna to the roof. Once it’s affixed, you make sure it works as it should, and then you move on to the next customer.

If you’re afraid of heights, this may not be the job for you. That’s because you regularly use ladders and scaffolds to reach the roof of the home or building. Physical strength and stamina are also essential, as you lift and carry equipment regularly to complete your work. You may also be required to dig trenches to bury cables, or remove snow from the roof to do your job.