Frame Wirer

Connect wires from telephone lines and cables to distributing frames.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Frame Wirers do?

Connects wires from telephone lines and cables to distributing frames in telephone company central office, using soldering iron and handtools: Solders connections, following diagram or oral instructions. Strings distributing frames with connecting wires. Tests circuit connections, using voltmeter or ammeter. Removes and remakes connections to change circuit layouts. Cleans switches and replaces contact points, using vacuum hose, solvents, and handtools. Lubricates moving switch parts. Assists TROUBLE LOCATOR, TEST DESK in locating and correcting malfunction in wiring on distributing frame.

Should I be a Frame Wirer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Call Box Wirer, CO Worker, Inside Wirer, Interior Block Wirer, Switchboard Wirer, Ticker Wirer, Time Signal Wirer

    How to become a Frame Wirer

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