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Installer / Repairer - Telecommunications Equipment
Installer / Repairer - Telecommunications Equipment
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Installer / Repairer - Telecommunications Equipment

Install, set-up, rearrange, or remove switching, distribution, routing, and dialing equipment used in central offices or headends. Service or repair telephone, cable television, Internet, and other communications equipment on customers' property. May install communications equipment or communications wiring in buildings.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly.
  • Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - communicate technical information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - use interpersonal communication techniques
  • Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.
  • Drive crew trucks to and from work areas.
  • Inspect equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper functioning.
  • Documenting/Recording Information

About the test

The HR Avatar Installer / Repairer - Telecommunications Equipment Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Installer / Repairer - Telecommunications Equipment test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:49-2022.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Installation, Maintenance, and Repair
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$30,370 or less
Bottom 25%:
$39,110 or less
$53,640 (Average)
Top 25%:
$69,960 or more
Top 10%:
$79,500 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$14.60 or less
Bottom 25%:
$18.80 or less
$25.79 (Average)
Top 25%:
$33.63 or more
Top 10%:
$38.22 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:1,970

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Telecommunications
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mechanical
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
Top Skills
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Repairing
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Near Vision
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Multilimb Coordination
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly complete a weekly time-sheet.
  • Estimate monthly wages.
  • Review and correctly explain guidelines for scheduling work.
  • Communicate corporate policies to employees who have questions.
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