Telecommunications Equipment Installers & Repairers
Also called: Central Office Technician, Install / Repair Technician, Service Technician, Installer
In the Air Force: Cyber Transport Systems; Cyber Transport Systems Apprentice; Cyber Transport Systems Craftsman; Cyber Transport Systems Helper; Cyber Transport Systems Journeyman
In the Army: Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer; Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator; Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember; Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Crewmember; Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer; Radio Operator-Maintainer; Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer; Special Forces Communications Sergeant
In the Coast Guard: Information Systems Technician
In the Marine Corps: Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Technician; Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer; Cryptologic Technician Maintenance; Electronic Warfare Specialist; Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data System Specialist; Ground Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technology Systems Maintainer; Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer; Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer; Radio and Communications Security (COMSEC) Repairer; Tactical Switching Operator; Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist
In the Navy: AN/STC-3(V) Integrated Voice Communications System (IVCS) Maintenance Technician; Advanced Integrated Voice Communication Network (IVCN) Maintenance Technician; Central Office Exchange Technician; Electronics Communications Technician; Electronics Technicians (Communication); Fire Control Technician; Fire Controlman; Information Systems Technician Submarines; Interior Communication Administrator; Interior Communications Electrician
- 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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