What does a Cable Technician 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
8%
5 - 7
1%
8+
68%

Common Skill Sets

Terminations
Critical Thinking
Problem Solving
Advocacy
Work Ethic
Test Equipment
Splicing
Schedules

Cable Technician Seniority Levels

L2
Cable Technician
€32,628/yr
L3
Cable Technician III
No Salary Reports
L4
Lead Cable Technician
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Service Technician
14% made the transition
Automotive Technician
8% made the transition
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Cable Technician Salaries

Average Base Pay

€18 /hour
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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€13
Median: €18
€20
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