Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
Also called: Central Office Technician, Install / Repair Technician, Service Technician, Installer
In the Army: Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer; Cannon Fire Direction Specialist; Electronic Warfare Specialist; Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist; Fire Support Specialist; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Operations/Fire Direction Specialist; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember; Network Switching Systems Operator-Maintainer; Special Forces Communications Sergeant; Tactical Automated Fire Control Systems Specialist
In the Coast Guard: Information Systems Technician
In the Marine Corps: Basic Communications Marine; Basic Ground Electronics Maintenance Marine; Construction Wireman; Digital Wideband Repairer; Digital Wideband Technician; Tactical Switching Operator; Technical Control Chief; Technical Controller; Telephone Systems/Personal Computer Repairer
In the Navy: Advanced Integrated Voice Communication Network (IVCN) Maintenance Technician; Basic Integrated Voice Communication Network (IVCN) Maintenance Technician; Central Office Exchange Technician; Electronic Technician - Communications; Electronic Technician - Navigation; Fire Control Technician; Fire Controlman; SSN Radio Frequency (RF)Equipment Operator; Special Warfare Boat Operator
- Note differences in wire and cable colors so that work can be performed correctly.
- Test circuits and components of malfunctioning telecommunications equipment to isolate sources of malfunctions, using test meters, circuit diagrams, polarity probes, and other hand tools.
- Test repaired, newly installed, or updated equipment to ensure that it functions properly and conforms to specifications, using test equipment and observation.
Engineering and Technology
Safety and Government
People and Technology Systems
Hand and Finger Use
Ideas and Logic
Hearing and Speech
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
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