Testing and Regulating Technician

Test and adjust telegraph repeaters and terminal apparatus.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Testing and Regulating Technicians do?

Tests and adjusts telegraph repeaters and terminal apparatus to maintain continuity of service: Operates test board and other testing devices to trace and diagnose wiring and circuit deficiencies between stations [TROUBLE LOCATOR, TEST DESK]. Replaces or regulates repeaters, relays, switches, and other equipment, using handtools. Communicates with other telegraph offices by teletypewriter equipment concerning operational problems. May be designated according to equipment tested and adjusted as Telegraph-Repeater Technician.

Should I be a Testing and Regulating Technician?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Fuel Testing Technician, Technician, Terminal and Repeater, Wire-and-Repeater Technician

    How to Become a
    Testing and Regulating Technician

    Most Testing and Regulating Technicians 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:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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