Voice & Data Technician
Do you dream of turning your Voice and Data Technician skills into a thriving career working for some of the premier clients within the telecom industry? With the Field Engineer platform by your side, you can finally make that dream a reality by putting yourself in the spotlight like never before.
What Is The Job Description?
The job description of a Voice and Data Technician is far from complicated. The bulk of your work will revolve around the installation and maintenance of the client’s equipment, which includes wireless and voice solutions and network accessories. Typically, a Voice and Data Technician will be tasked with executing structured cabling work to install, service and maintain, repair and modify the low voltage category cabling, communications cabling, fiber optic cabling, and the other several low voltage cabling systems.
Clients and businesses gain many benefits from having a qualified and competent Voice and Data Technician at their service. For instance, you’ll complete physical installations, remove structured cabling components, move equipment, handle pathway systems (cable tray), cabinets, racks, and related infrastructure equipment while working flexible hours as per the needs of the organization.
Voice and Data Technicians are in high demand thanks to the growing possibilities surrounding the realm of modern telecoms. Field Engineer helps you capitalize on those opportunities by finding the companies that need freelance experts like you!
What Are The Responsibilities Of A Voice and Data Technician?
Voice and Data Technicians are expected to complete a wide range of specialist tasks to ensure that all aspects of the client’s network are in good health. Often working alone in tight spaces, you will employ winning strategies while also completing the physical works yourself. These tasks include:
- Pull and install the horizontal cable, including cat5, cat6, fiber, coax, AV wire, and security.
- Configure, maintain, and fix issues of the data network and telephony systems and associated technologies in conformity with the conventional processes and standards.
- Operate, oversee, and service multiple communications devices in voice and data networks.
- Evaluate and test voice and data network infrastructure.
Other responsibilities may see you pull, terminate, and splice cables. Your job may also involve using Fluke testers, installing telecommunications equipment, switches, routers, building ladder racks, cable trays while you will always be expected to follow industry standards, read blueprints and coordinate with contractors in an efficient manner.
What Is The Education Required For Voice and Data Technician Jobs?
As a Voice and Data Technician, you should have at least a GED or a high school diploma. In addition, you need to have the fundamental knowledge of broadcasting, transmission, the operation of telecommunications’ systems, switching, and control.
If you want to be truly successful in this field, additional certifications can help you stand out from the crowded marketplace to land the most valuable clients. Additional qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s or associate degrees in Electrical Engineering, IT, or Computer Networking.
- CNCI (Certified Network Cable Installer) qualifications.
- Related courses in physics and technology.
Above all else, most clients will be looking for technicians with experience. So, if you’ve worked for a company in the past and wish to make the transition, Field Engineer is the perfect platform to help you do it.
What Skills Do You Require?
You should have a fundamental knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite and must be well-versed with the MAC and IP addresses, such as unicast, multicast, and broadcast, switch operating systems, and awareness of spanning tree functions. Moreover, there should be a basic knowledge of practically applying engineering science and technology. You need to be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel too.
It is necessary to be aware of OSHA safety standards. You need to have planning and organization skill to meet daily work requirements. As you need to travel to job sites that may be remote, you should have a vehicle, with a valid driver’s license. You need to have strong written and verbal communication skills, as you would need to interact with team members, clients, and management while strong analytical and problem-solving skills are highly desirable.
What Salary Can You Expect?
Businesses need Voice and Data Technicians and the average salary in the United States stands at $37,220. As a freelancer, you will be able to earn $18 to $50 per hour, according to ZipRecruiter. If you go on to become a Telecom Engineer, though, your salary will dramatically increase.
The value of experience cannot be emphasized enough, which is why starting as a freelancer at Field Engineer is a great starting point for anyone wishing to work as a Voice and Data Technicians and potentially progress to senior roles like Technical Director or Chief Technologies Officer.
By working as a technician on the FE platform, you will be continuously working for new clients and improving your opportunities in the field. You needn't worry about where you are located, but make sure to acquire more skills to advance your career. More than forty thousand engineers are already employed with us globally through our platform, why not join them to become a handsomely paid Voice and Data Technician today? Sign Up Now!