Telecommunications Linesworker

Support the civil & cable hauling, cable jointing & testing and network repair operations of the NBN Co. New Developments projects.

Key Responsibilites

  • To be a member of a small construction team (generally 3-man) installing optical fibre and copper cables related to the nbn New Developments, HFC, FTTN and FTTC projects

  • To dig by hand or (if qualified) with a mechanical excavator trenches and holes to lay new pipe, install new pits, replace existing pits and clear blockages in existing duct.

  • To rod and rope duct using cobra and white rods.

  • The hauling of all types of cables for routes and on estates, including tethers by hand and with the use of mechanical aids, such as winches and jinkers

  • To install multi-port fibre connection in pits.

  • To splice and joint fibre optic and copper cables.

  • To complete network performance testing

  • To install equipment and end-user (customer premises).

  • To investigate and correct faults in the optical fibre and copper networks.

  • Repairs to duct, cable and joints as required.

  • Ensure the standard of work in the field is of high quality and in accordance with work practices and standards required by the Client, the Company and service providers

  • Represent Lightsource in relation to customer complaints management

  • Ensure current work practices are implemented in the field and recommend changes to ensure that any activity is performed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • Ensure that all tasks undertaken are performed in a manner consistent with OH&S policies and procedures of the company and the relevant state legislation

  • Any other duties that are within the capability of the individual and that may be requested from time to time by their manager.

Core Competencies

  • Possess an expert technical knowledge of the relevant aspects of the various networks and the work practices required by the client

  • Ability to resolve day-to-day operational issues and solve technical problems with a high degree of autonomy and independent judgement

  • Effective time management with the ability to prioritise critical issues.

  • Must possess an aptitude for effective leadership with a commitment to positively influence others

  • Must have well-developed interpersonal skills

  • Possess suitable negotiation skills to ensure diplomatic resolution of field issues.


  • Relevant technical qualifications – NBN Co. Enable; Asbestos awareness; First Aid and CPR.

  • Current manual driver’s license

  • ACMA Cabler’s Licence

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the Construction/ Telecommunication industries or similar