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Electronic Technician

What Will You Do?

  • Responsible for repair, maintenance and installation of inside and outside communications equipment.
  • Use a variety of test equipment to include DVM, watt meter, antenna and transmission line analyzer, ground resistance tester, spectrum analyzer, RF service monitor, and power and loss meter, OTDR, copper and fiber certification gear and other software-based devices.
  • Read prints, schematics and technical manuals.

What Will You Learn?

As an Electronic Technician, you will learn on-the-job to set up and maintain complex, state-of-the-art communications equipment. You must complete three technical training classes over a three-year period.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license within 6 months.
  • CDL Class B may be required depending on work location.
  • Must have the following: 1) formal training equivalent to an associate’s degree or higher in the electronics field or a related technical field OR 2) 4+ years of experience working with electronic components or working with telecommunication equipment and systems.
  • Must pass a Skilled-Craft Battery exam (see sample) to be considered for an interview.


Electronic Technicians can expect to earn about $34.44 an hour, with actual pay depending on location and Union-negotiated agreements.

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