39-Telecommunications engineering technicians

Job Title: 

Telecommunications engineering technicians

Job Description: 

Telecommunications engineering technicians install, maintain and repair electronic communications equipment in telecommunication networks and Internet supply systems


Telecommunications engineering technicians perform technical tasks connected with telecommunications engineering research, as well as with the design, manufacture, assembly, construction, operation, maintenance and repair of telecommunications systems. Telecommunications engineering technicians may be self?employed or employed by telecommunications engineering contractors, utilities, operations and maintenance departments of various facilities.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • providing technical assistance connected with research and the development of electronic and telecommunications equipment, or testing prototypes
  • designing and preparing blueprints of electronic circuitry according to the specifications given
  • preparing detailed estimates of quantities and costs of materials and labour required for the manufacture and installation of electronic and telecommunications equipment, according to the specifications given
  • providing technical supervision of the manufacture, utilisation, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment and telecommunications systems to ensure satisfactory performance and compliance with specifications and regulations
  • applying technical knowledge of electronic and telecommunications engineering principles and practices in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work
  • performing related tasks
  • supervising other workers

Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology; This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Telecommunications systems and equipment - Knowledge of telecommunications equipment and materials, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective installation, repair and maintenance of telecommunications systems, installations and equipment
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • Electronic Engineering Fundamentals - Knowledge of telecommunications engineering principles and concepts, theories, techniques and processes related to designing, testing, troubleshooting, using, repairing, and maintaining telecommunications systems, installations and equipment
  • Coordination of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of equipment, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of material science and physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Time Management - Managing one?s own time and the time of others
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly measure and estimate exact positions
  • English (Technical) Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the engineering related technical English terminologies
  • Information Communications Technology - Knowledge and use of relevant engineering applications and programs
  • Team work or individual - job may require him/her to work alone or in conjunction with engineers, contractors, architects and scientists
  • Work Context: 

    Work in workshops, offices and telephone exchanges, but may also do some work outdoors and travel to local work sites and telephone exchanges. Conditions vary and can be dirty or noisy. The work may also be stressful because of the need to fix faults quickly.


    Certificate or Diploma in telecommunications engineering technology (installation, testing, troubleshooting, repair and/or maintenance), higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    3 - 4 years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    Atlas Telecom, Etisalat, Du

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians - Telecommunications engineering technicians
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Data communications technician - Communication equipment installers and repairers

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    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi