RF Technician

RF Technicians perform roles involving a high level of specialist technical skills and knowledge in telecommunications radio frequency (RF) systems such as install, test and commission voice and data RF communications networks in medium to large enterprises using next generation networks technologies.

Personal requirements of an RF Technician may include:

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

RF Technicians may complete the following tasks:

  • Provide specialist technical support in monitoring and administering the installation and upgrade of large telecommunications RF networks
  • ¬†Install and maintain IP based RF network telecommunications equipment
  • Manage projects
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Prepare a project brief
  • Design a telecommunications project
  • Plan a wireless mesh network
  • Produce and evaluate architecture designs for WiMAX networks
  • Test cellular handset enhancements and international roaming agreements
  • Test and measure cellular phone and network equipment performance
  • Monitor the capacity of and recommend changes to the cellular mobile network
  • Evaluate and analyse radio frequency signal coverage plots

This position requires the completion of a diploma level qualification in Telecommunications Digital Reception Technology Radio Frequency Networks plus on-the-job experience.