Network Cable Installer Job Description, Duties, and Responsibilities

Updated on: July 15, 2021
Position Overview

Network Cable Installers determine cabling requirements and perform a series of activities to make sure that they are installed and terminated properly.

While working as a network cable installer doesn’t require formal education, it does help to possess a degree in computer sciences so that one can handle the work properly and without any hitches.

If you do not mind traveling long distances and working irregular hours, this may be the right job for you.

But to qualify, you will have to be physically dexterous and extremely tech-savvy so that you can meet the demands of the job properly.

Network Cable Installer Duties and Responsibilities

• Meet clients to determine network topologies and preferences for layouts.
• Inspect sites and determine viability through observation and discuss options and requirements with clients.
• Plan network installations by using manuals and technical specifications.
• Order and gather tools and equipment pertinent to each cabling project.
• Establish voice and data networks by running and pulling copper and fiber optic cables.
• Mount telecommunication equipment such as cable trays, routers, and switches by following set industry standards.
• Install and maintain cable pathway systems such as J-hooks, D-rings, and cable racks.
• Maintain and configure fire-stopping systems in conduits and trays.
• Document networks by labeling routing equipment and cables and recording diagrams and specifications.
• Test circuits and components to isolate malfunctioning systems by using test meters and polarity probes.
• Assemble and install communication equipment such as wiring, power apparatus, and networks.
• Inspect cabling systems and equipment on a regular basis so that any malfunctions or potential problems can be determined and handled on time.
• Ensure minimum downtime by ensuring that troubleshooting activities are performed in a proactive manner.
• Terminate and test new cables to ensure that they are properly incorporated into the system and are in good working order.
• Set up new cabling frames by following strict industry standards and manufacturers’ instructions.