PATRIOT LAUNCHING STATION ENHANCED OPERATOR/MAINTAINER

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Full-Time
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Job Description

A PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator works directly with the PATRIOT launching stations. An important part of the Army’s air defense, the PATRIOT missile system can launch advanced-technology ammunition that is capable of neutralizing multiple air targets. 


JOB DUTIES
  • Place the PATRIOT launching system in the field
  • Operate PATRIOT launcher electronic systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance
  • Handle and supply PATRIOT missiles
  • Establish radio and wire communications in the field
  • 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 PATRIOT launching station enhanced operator requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.  

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Operating PATRIOT technology and rocket systems
    • Artillery tactics and battle strategy

    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in missile and rocket operations
    • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
    • Interest in electronics
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Capable of working as a team member