What does a Cable Technician III do?

A Cable Technician is a skilled worker who is employed by a cable service provider. Cable Technicians are responsible for the installation of new service, upgrading of old service and maintaining current services. In the morning technicians are dispatched with a list of stops to make before the end of the day. They are supplied with a company vehicle and tools. Technicians work in various environments such as residential apartments and homes, office buildings and commercial spaces.

There is no required education past a High School Diploma, but most employers prefer some college or a degree. New installations require routing cable throughout the various structure of a building. Having previous experience in the trades is a plus for anyone wishing to work as a Cable Technician. Often technicians are required to access 2nd and 3rd stories for installations. Candidates must be comfortable working at heights and off of ladders. With enough experience, technicians can advance into management.

  • Attend SOS (start of shift) Meeting
  • Coordinate with dispatch for your daily appointments
  • Inventory vehicle supplies to confirm needed supplies are on hand
  • Communicate with inventory control for supply replenishment
  • Conduct pre-departure vehicle inspection and record all issues
  • Notify all customers of ETA
  • Wear all identification, safety and courtesy equipment at all times
  • Inform dispatch of and delays in schedule progress
  • College Degree (preferred)
  • Previous trade experience a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong troubleshooting abilities
  • Ability to follow directions exactingly
  • Comfortability working at heights and off ladders
  • A valid driver's license
  • Pass a background check
  • Willingness to submit to random drug screens
EducationAssociate's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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Home AV Installer Technician
26 Mar 2021

“The guys I worked with within our department were great but we felt left alone with little help from upper management”

OutsourceOutsource
Cable Technician
26 Mar 2021

“They always try their best to give you a fully integrated schedule which is really great.”

IV Network DesignsIV Network Designs
Cable Technician
9 Dec 2019

“For me the training was not reflective of what I actually expereince Some of that though was just bad luck.”

AT&TAT&T
Cable Technician
26 Feb 2021

“There's always work and pay was good”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Chief Architect en lead tech team
24 Mar 2021

“Plenty opportunity to grow and shape your career”

Herzing CollegeHerzing College
Network Cable Technician
1 Oct 2021

“Learn skills and great career introduction”

Cavo Broadband CommunicationsCavo Broadband Communications
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26 May 2020

“hourly pay isnt great.”

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18 Jun 2019

“I felt like i owned the interview cause i was well prepared for it with the help of Jacob Pawlusiak.”

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