The primary role of a Network Cable Installer is to install and test copper and fibre optic structured cabling. A structured cabling system is a network of cable and components which provides a comprehensive telecommunications capability. The infrastructure serves a wide range of uses such as providing connections for desktop computers and printers to a network and providing telephone services to the desk. Through recent advances in technology, structured cabling systems are now providing connectivity for data centres, wireless access points, security cameras, barcode scanners, clinical imagery, building management systems etc.
A Network Cable Installer will typically be responsible for the installation, termination, testing and commissioning of network cabling, to include: installation and termination of copper network cable. splicing of fibre optic cabling (both fusion and mechanical), field polish fibre optic connectors, they will loom and dress cabling (including patch cords) within the tray, conduit, data racks and cabinets, in addition, they will implement a structured labelling scheme. They will also carry out testing of network cabling to the contract and industry standards. These tasks will be carried out for new, retrofit and upgrading of structured cabling networks in a variety of environments.