FIELD ARTILLERY FIREFINDER RADAR OPERATOR

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General Information
US-NC-Greenville
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Full-Time
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Job Description

The field artillery firefinder radar operator is responsible for detecting enemy forces and alerting the units in the Army. Using a “firefinder" — which are highly specialized radars — they can detect various objects and their locations.


JOB DUTIES
  • Operate firefinder radar and other systems
  • Establish and maintain radio and wire communications
  • Construct bunkers and similar areas for other field artillery
  • Maintain firefinder radar with scheduled checkups
  • Job Requirements

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.


    TRAINING

    Job training for a field artillery firefinder radar operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and also partly on firefinder equipment.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operating firefinder equipment
    • Basic workings of radar and identifying objects
    • Field tactics and combat communications
    • Calculating/recording speed, direction and altitude

    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in radar and electronics
    • Skills in geometry and math
    • Ability to maintain long periods of focus