MICROWAVE SYSTEMS OPERATOR-MAINTAINER

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
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Job Description

Microwave systems installer-maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and maintaining microwave communications systems. They also work with associated antennas, multiplexing and communications security equipment.


JOB DUTIES
  • Maintain microwave communications and technical control equipment 
  • Monitor and restore telecommunications circuits, trunk groups and systems
  • Maintain circuit, link, system and station records and reports
  • 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 microwave systems operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Mechanical and electrical principles
    • Preventive maintenance procedures
    • Line installation and wiring techniques
    • Communication security policies and procedures

    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in working with electronic equipment
    • Problem solving