Plant and Maintenance Technician

Repair and maintain coaxial cables for cable-television systems.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$31,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Plant and Maintenance Technicians do?

Repairs and maintains coaxial cables and related equipment for cable-television system: Climbs into underground tunnels and passageways to reach television transmission cables. Determines cause of signal breakdown, using blueprints and schematic diagrams, electrical measuring instruments, and knowledge of communication equipment. Repairs equipment, such as coaxial cables and current amplifiers, and performs regular maintenance on cable system, using measuring instruments and handtools.

Should I be a Plant and Maintenance Technician?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Broadband Technician, Outside Plant Technician, Plant Technician

    How to Become a
    Plant and Maintenance Technician

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