Cable Television Line Technician

Maintain and repair cable television cables and equipment.

What does a Cable Television Line Technician do?

Maintains and repairs cable television cables and equipment: Measures signal strength at amplifiers or at customer’s terminal boxes, using field strength meter. Repairs or replaces worn components to ensure acceptable signal strength. Climbs utility pole and connects test television set to amplifiers. Observes set to evaluate reception and determine cause of faulty reception. Repairs defective cable systems. Answers customers’ inquiries or complaints and explains cost and operation of cable service. May communicate with COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR 823.131-010, using two-way radio or telephone, to receive instructions or technical advice. May report unauthorized use of cable system to COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SUPERVISOR. May clean and maintain tools, test equipment, and motor vehicle.