Cable Splicer Helper

Assist Cable Splicers to join ends of multiple-conductor cables.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Cable Splicer Helpers do?

Assists CABLE SPLICER to join ends of multiple-conductor cables used in telephone and telegraph communication systems and electric-power transmitting equipment by performing routine duties: Positions splicer’s cart, opens manholes, hangs splicer’s platform in position, and supplies splicer with tools and equipment. Tends small gasoline engine to pump water from underground conduit tunnels or to supply fresh air to worker in tunnel. Cuts lead tubing with hacksaw to form covering over spliced cables. Tends gasoline heater to melt lead and paraffin. Assists CABLE SPLICER in boiling out wet cables and affixing cables in tunnel racks or to poles. May pull cables through ducts and conduits [CABLE PULLER]. Performs other duties as described under HELPER Master Title.


Should I be a Cable Splicer Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Cable Splicer Helper

    Most Cable Splicer Helpers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9paaaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%2820%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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