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East Tennessee State University

Telecommunications Technician 1

Title Code: 5271
Occ. Group: 

Telecommunications Technician 1

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under close supervision. Work performed in repair and maintenance of telecommunications equipment. Performs related duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Assist with diagnose and repair of station wiring and apparatus.

Complete installations, repairs, maintenance and/or calibrations on telecommunications equipment as instructed.

Read diagrams, schematics, blueprints and technical manuals for repair and diagnostic information.

Perform a variety of telecommunications test and checks utilizing telecommunications test equipment as instructed. 

Inspect and/or install station wiring, apparatus and systems as instructed.

Maintain cable and equipment records as instructed.

Use CRT to make less complex update of switch system software as instructed.

Perform related work as required. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Basic knowledge of current digital electronic theory or current computer maintenance technology.

Basic knowledge of tools and equipment used in telecommunications work.

Ability to communicate clearly.

Ability to apply digital electronic theory or computer maintenance technology to telecommunications systems.

Ability to use telecommunications systems schematics, diagrams, etc. for diagnosing and troubleshooting.

Ability to assist with repair, maintenance and installation of telecommunications equipment.

Ability to maintain records on equipment and equipment maintenance.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to assist with inspection of equipment for upkeep requirements.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with others. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school including or supplemented by courses in current digital electronics or current computer maintenance technology. Successful work experience in the field of telecommunications or related field. 

Date         Skill         Eval          
4/88             4     531012222

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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