Desirable Skills and Qualities
There are many traits that make for a great fibre optic engineer. Here are some of the most desirable to employers.
Good Strength and Stamina
As well as being highly technical, fibre optic engineering can be physically demanding and requires plenty of manual work. Because of this, candidates need to be fit, strong and resilient. Often you will be working outside in a wide range of weather conditions, so being the sort of person who doesn’t mind the rain is also quite crucial!
In order to install the cables, fibre optic engineers use a variety of tools and equipment. It goes without saying that you need to be tech-savvy to work in this role but having experience in operating a wide range of tools is also helpful.
Customer Service Skills
Depending on the company you work for, your level of customer interaction will vary. But, often, a fibre optic engineer must deal with customers directly and therefore needs to be able to act as the face of the company on top of their other duties.
Attention to Detail
Fibre optics are highly technical and an engineer in the field needs to be extremely precise with an eye for the intricacies of this mode of data transmission. You will be knowledgeable, able to troubleshoot and use logical thinking to figure out any issues and ensure the technology is running as efficiently as possible.