NOC 7247 – Cable television service and maintenance technicians


  • apprentice CATV (community antenna television) technician
  • apprentice community antenna television (CATV) technician
  • cable servicer, television
  • cable television installer
  • cable television service installation technician
  • cable television technician
  • cable TV (television) converter and decoder equipment repairer
  • cablevision servicer
  • CATV (community antenna television) installation technician – telecommunications
  • CATV (community antenna television) maintenance technician
  • CATV (community antenna television) service installation technician – telecommunications
  • CATV (community antenna television) technician – cable television
  • CATV (community antenna television) technician – telecommunications
  • CATV technician
  • community antenna television (CATV) installation technician – telecommunications
  • community antenna television (CATV) maintenance technician
  • community antenna television (CATV) service installation technician – telecommunications
  • community antenna television (CATV) technician – cable television
  • community antenna television (CATV) technician – telecommunications
  • DBS (direct broadcast satellite) technician – cable television
  • direct broadcast satellite (DBS) technician – cable television
  • electronics apprentice – community antenna television
  • head end technician – cable television
  • installation service technician – cable television
  • installation technician, cable television
  • maintenance technician, cable television
  • repairer, cable TV (television) converter and decoder equipment
  • satellite television technician
  • technician, cable television
  • television receive only (TVRO) technician
  • TVRO (television receive only) technician

Job Duties

Cable television service technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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 perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.


  • Supervisors of cable television service and maintenance technicians (in 7202 Contractors and supervisors, electrical trades and telecommunications occupations)
  • Workers who install aerial or underground cable television lines (in 7245 Telecommunications line and cable workers)


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