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7247 – Cable television service and maintenance technicians

Cable television service technicians install, maintain and repair cable and satellite television and Internet signal and associated equipment in homes and commercial buildings. Cable television maintenance technicians maintain and repair cable television transmission and distribution systems and associated hardware. They are employed by cable and satellite television companies.


Example titles

  • Cable television installation technician
  • Cable television installer
  • Cable television maintenance technician
  • Cablevision servicer
  • Community antenna television (CATV) technician
  • Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) technician - cable television

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Cable television service technicians
  • Communicate with subscribers and company personnel to determine work assignments
  • Connect, disconnect and relocate cable outlets, install splitters, converters, decoders, terminals, digital boxes, satellite and pay TV equipment, and install other cable hardware and systems at subscriber's premises
  • Install cable modems, routers and software to enable Internet access at subscriber's premises
  • Inspect, test and repair cable and satellite television signals and associated equipment at subscriber's premises.
Cable television maintenance technicians
  • Maintain and repair main aerial and underground coaxial and fibre optic cable television transmission lines, trunking and related distribution and interconnecting systems including power supplies and amplifiers
  • Inspect, monitor, test and adjust cable transmission and distribution systems
  • Repair or replace faulty cables, power supplies, amplifiers and other associated transmission and distribution equipment
  • Climb and work aloft on poles, ladders or other support structures
  • Communicate with other workers to co-ordinate the preparation and completion of work assignments.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a college program in electronics or a combination of college, correspondence or industry courses related to electronics and electrical systems and on-the-job training or completion of a four-year cable television technician apprenticeship program is required.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 – Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
B – Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
72 – Industrial, electrical and construction trades
Minor group
724 – Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
Associated Career Handbook profiles
7247.1 – Cable television service technicians 7247.2 – Cable television maintenance technicians
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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