ISP Technician

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ISP Technician

An ISP Technician can handle a variety of jobs relating to telecommunications equipment. They’re an essential part of every enterprise, as there’s no telling when issues may crop up. The sooner a problem is fixed, the sooner your business can get back to working efficiently.

As the world is now heavily dependent on telecommunications technologies, there’s almost no way of preventing a fault from happening at some point. The main issue is that this can be potentially catastrophic for a business organization. If something as simple as a data cable becomes faulty, this could shut down the entire business network, making it impossible to do any work.

This is where ISP Technicians come into play as their wide range of skills makes them the perfect candidate for any job relating to telecommunication issues.

Technicians will need to work flexible hours. Importantly, they must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

They should be prepared to work manually, which would involve stooping, crawling,  bending at the waist and knees, climbing towers, lifting weights of up to 50 pounds, standing for long periods of time, working in all types of weather conditions, etc.  

Job Description

ISP Technicians install, test, boost, maintain, and fix various telecommunications equipment, such as satellite, voice, data, and network, at telecom sites, Carrier POPs, and companies’ facilities, among others. They resolve issues promptly by logging into switches and by following instructions from the networks operation center (NOC) or a senior engineer. These technicians need to see to it that network standards and processes are developed and applied. They will have to submit regular reports to their reporting heads on empty ports.

A lot of their work focuses on different types of cabling, and they’re trained to remove, fix, detect, mark, and splice cables together. They will also identify any cabling issues, and perform regular maintenance checks to ensure everything continues to run smoothly. Modern business infrastructures are highly dependent on their cabling networks, which makes the job of an ISP Technician all the more important. With them on-hand, any faults can be quickly rectified so there are limited downtimes.

Job Description

ISP Technicians pull, scrap, and test copper and fiber cables. They undertake the entire range of services to base infrastructure, such as installing, removing, fixing, detecting, marking, and splicing. They undertake cabling tasks, such as testing, laying, identifying faults, and attend to maintain them promptly.

Technicians also lay the indoor fiber cables as per instructions and perform cable-jointing tasks for optic fiber cables. They install and support cable management and support structures, undertake site surveys for infrastructure projects and guide with likely solutions. Technicians need to oversee the performance of equipment and identify problems. They also need to help clients operate equipment correctly.

ISP Technician is responsible for overseeing the performance of equipment and figuring out any problems. Alongside this, they teach you how to operate all the equipment correctly, meaning you get the most out of it. By understanding how to operate technical equipment properly, this reduces the chances of it being mistreated, which leads to a longer life expectancy!

Furthermore, they work with both Point to Point and Multipoint devices, studying them to pick up on any potential network issues. As a result, they can come up with solutions to maintain your organization's network with the best possible system requirements. To do this, they will often work with other members of your company to help to develop a faster and more secure network.

Besides, technicians should drill both hammer and concrete and microduct pipe and saw EMT.  They install attachments and connectors as per local building codes and NEC. Technicians install terminals and EMT boxes and conduct fiber optic tests and record their results precisely.

They need to reskill themselves by learning new technologies, developments, and systems in cabling field.

Finally, technicians need to own tools to diagnose and repair complete cabling works. They work on-site or at an operations center.

Future for ISP Technicians

As people are shifting to wireless and mobile services, ISP Technicians need to learn new technologies and improve their educational qualifications to advance in their careers, according to study.com. Cable installer’s certification from a professional organization, such as the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA), Fiber Optic Association (FOA), or Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) would help candidates find jobs more quickly.  

Educational Qualifications and Other Requirements

Though a high-school diploma is enough for ISP Technicians, organizations prefer job seekers with an associate degree, if not a bachelor’s degree, in telecommunications engineering technology.

They should have a legal driver's license with at least five years driving experience. Technicians need to clear criminal background check. Familiarity with networking would be beneficial.  

Salary and Hourly Wages

Paysa reveals that the wage for ISP technicians is $68,233 per year in the United States. As an On-Demand Field Engineer, you can earn anywhere from $50-70 per hour depending on your location.

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