Radio Communications Technician

Radio Communications Technicians installs, maintains, repairs and diagnoses malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems.

Personal requirements of a Radio Communications Technician may include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Problem solving and fault finding
  • Manual dexterity

Radio Communications Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Installing, maintaining, repairing and diagnosing malfunctions of microwave, telemetry, multiplexing, satellite and other radio and electromagnetic wave communication systems
  • Configuring and integrating network and telecommunications technology with computer software, hardware, desktops, peripherals, databases and operating systems
  • Developing and recording logs of the details, locations and status of inventories, parts, equipment and instruments and maintaining the documentation of communication policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations, and quality standards
  • Providing technical advice and information, and monitoring the performance of complex telecommunications networks and equipment
  • Planning the development of customer access telecommunications network infrastructure
  • Liaising with vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources and monitoring contractual obligations and performance delivery
  • Providing ongoing operational support in designing, optimising, troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing and resolving of telecommunications network performance malfunctions, defects and faults

This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience of AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2). At least three years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification