Telecommunications Engineer Mataaro Whitiwhiti Kōrero

Telecommunications engineers design, test and build telecommunications networks and systems.

Telecommunications engineers may do some or all of the following:

  • analyse customers' telecommunications needs
  • design and update telecommunications equipment and systems
  • build and test prototypes of new equipment
  • test and repair equipment
  • make sure equipment meets regulations
  • give advice on suitable equipment, such as computer servers, and costs
  • supervise the installation and use of telecommunications equipment
  • provide training for users of new equipment
  • prepare and present reports and proposals.

Physical Requirements

Telecommunications engineers need to:

  • have normal colour vision to distinguish between different circuits and cables
  • have steady hands
  • be comfortable working in confined spaces or at heights.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for telecommunications engineers includes:

  • engineering
  • computing
  • telecommunications work.

Personal Qualities

Telecommunications engineers need to be:

  • logical, critical thinkers
  • good at problem solving and decision making
  • good at spoken and written communication
  • disciplined, patient and well organised
  • able to make good judgements and work well under pressure.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for telecommunications engineers includes:

  • engineering
  • computing
  • telecommunications work.

Telecommunications Engineers can earn around $60K-$65K per year per year.

Chances of getting a job as a Telecommunications Engineer are good due to a shortage of people interested in this type of work.

Telecommunications engineers may progress into managerial roles.

Telecommunications Engineer

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