CATV I/R Technician

December 24, 2018
Columbia, South Carolina
Job Type


TelForce Group is looking for a CATV I&R Technician in the Columbia, SC area.

This is a temp to perm position.


Installs and repairs telecommunications (twisted pair) cable, coaxial cable and fiber optics. Installs, maintains and services customer premises equipment. Typically installs drop wires (twisted pair, coaxial or fiber), station protectors and network interface devices and performs initial wiring or rewiring for new subscriber systems. May install and maintain multi-line key systems, private branch exchanges (PBXs) and other unregulated equipment.


CATV I&R Technician Description:

  • Installs new services and equipment for subscribers by installing telephone, coaxial or fiber cables, station protections and network interface devices. Wires new systems using appropriate tools
  • Splices cables, measures signal strength using electronic equipment
  • Connects twisted pair Digital Loop Carrier channels to Telephone Distribution cable at the field cross connect or remote office
  • Find and fix twisted pair problems, when troubleshooting or installing
  • May use bucket trucks or climb poles or ladders to access specific areas to string lines or install equipment
  • Lays underground cable in trenches or through conduits
  • Inspect or test lines or cables to assess transmission characteristics and locate faults
  • Responsible for proper maintenance of tools or test equipment
  • Maintains and repairs existing equipment by using test sets to locate line trouble
  • Determines necessary repairs which may include repairing wiring, station protectors, ground connections, running new wires and replacing jacks, lids and pedestals as needed
  • Completes all installation and repair related forms and reports
  • May confer with customer to further determine problems and acceptable resolutions, also discusses installation options with customers
  • May install and maintain key systems and associated equipment including automatic answering devices, facsimile terminals, coupling devices, automatic dialers and paging and intercom systems
  • May install and maintain key systems and associated equipment including automatic answering devices, facsimile terminals, coupling devices, automatic dialers and paging and intercom systems
  • May install and maintain equipment including cable TV, DBS, wireless services, tec.
  • Will participate in team’s on call rotation, which may include nights, weekends and holidays
  • May be required to perform duties after normal business hours (overtime)
  • Performs all other related duties as assignment by management


CATV I&R Technician Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of Telecommunications schooling or equivalent work experience in the installation and maintenance of Telecommunications equipment preferred
  • Install CATV aerial drop or FTTH from pole to residential dwelling or business
  • Install inside wiring for CATV/Telephone/FTTH in crawlspaces and attics
  • Install set-top boxes and cable modems
  • Basic computer and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively with customers
  • Work independently (with minimal supervision) and as a team player
  • Using test instrumentation validate service levels meet engineering and company standards
  • Knowledge of basic electronics, specification sheets and circuit diagrams
  • Knowledge of Telecommunications plant equipment operations and maintenance
  • Knowledge of local exchange distribution network facilities
  • Knowledge of RUS practices and standards
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures
  • Skill in operating service equipment including various hand tools and testing equipment
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as maps, staking sheets and operating and maintenance instruction manuals
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Ability to evaluate, test and repair sophisticated equipment
  • Ability to improve or redesign procedures for specific installation/repair problems
  • Ability to work independently and make sound technical decisions using information at hand
  • Ability to effectively function as a team player
  • Must have a valid driver license


Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for all job openings. Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured; some jobs may require travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications relative to the job to In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format, 2 references, phone number and email. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our database for consumption. Call Bobby at 404.219.4346.


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