Telegraph Plant Maintainer

Install and maintain equipment in central office of telegraph companies.
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Salary Range
$31,000 – $73,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Telegraph Plant Maintainers do?

Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical and mechanical equipment in central office of telegraph company, according to written and graphic specifications: Installs and wires equipment, such as clocks, switching apparatus, repeaters, relays, conveyor belts, and pneumatic tubes, using handtools, power tools, soldering equipment, metal fasteners, and brackets. Tests installed equipment for circuit continuity and operational performance, using testing devices, such as ohmmeter and voltmeter.


Should I be a Telegraph Plant Maintainer?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Maintainer, Equipment, Maintainer, Plant, Printer Maintainer, Radio Maintainer, Section Maintainer See More

    How to Become a
    Telegraph Plant Maintainer

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