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Radio Mechanics

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Radio Mechanics
Summary Job Description Tasks
Repair, install or maintain mobile or stationary radio transmitting, broadcasting, and receiving equipment, and two-way radio communications systems used in cellular telecommunications, mobile broadband, ship-to-shore, aircraft-to-ground communications, and radio equipment in service and emergency vehicles. May test and analyze network coverage. Assemble or erect communications towers, using construction or rigging equipment.
Bolt equipment into place, using hand or power tools.
Check antenna positioning to ensure specified azimuths or mechanical tilts and adjust as necessary.
Climb communication towers to install, replace, or repair antennas or auxiliary equipment used to transmit and receive radio waves.
Inspect completed work to ensure all hardware is tight, antennas are level, hangers are properly fastened, proper support is in place, or adequate weather proofing has been installed.
Install all necessary transmission equipment components, including antennas or antenna mounts, surge arrestors, transmission lines, connectors, or tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs).
Install or repair tower lighting components, including strobes, beacons, or lighting controllers.
Install, connect, or test underground or aboveground grounding systems.
Lift equipment into position, using cranes and rigging tools or equipment such as gin poles.
Perform maintenance or repair work on existing tower equipment, using hand or power tools.
Read work orders, blueprints, plans, datasheets or site drawings to determine work to be done.
Replace existing antennas with new antennas as directed.
Run appropriate power, ground, or coaxial cables.
Test operation of tower transmission components, using sweep testing tools or software.
Climb towers to access components, using safety equipment, such as full-body harnesses.
Complete reports related to project status, progress, or other work details, using computer software.
Locate tower sites where work is to be performed, using mapping software.
Take site survey photos or photos of work performed, using digital cameras.
Transport equipment to work sites, using utility trucks and equipment trailers.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Radio Mechanics
Alternate Job Title(s)
Broadcasting Equipment Mechanic
Electronic Equipment Repairer
Electronics Technician
Field Service Technician
Field Technician
Radio Adjuster
Radio Electrician
Radio Frequency Technician
Radio Installer
Radio Machinist
Radio Maintainer
Radio Mechanic
Radio Mechanic Apprentice
Radio Repairer
Radio Repairman
Radio Rigger
Radio Technician
Radio Tester
Two-Way Radio Technician
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Maintenance Electronics
Benchmark Title: Radio Mechanics
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