Also called: Field Technician, Radio Frequency Technician (RF Technician), Radio Repairman, Radio Technician (Radio Tech)
What they do:Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.
On the job, you would:
- Examine malfunctioning radio equipment to locate defects such as loose connections, broken wires, or burned-out components, using schematic diagrams and test equipment.
- Repair circuits, wiring, and soldering, using soldering irons and hand tools to install parts and adjust connections.
- Install, adjust, and repair stationary and mobile radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communication systems.
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- customer service
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Hand and Finger Use
- put together small parts with your fingers
- hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- use rules to solve problems
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
You might use software like this on the job:
Electronic mail software
Facilities management software
- Computerized maintenance management system CMMS
- Computer, Automated Teller, & Office Machine Repairers
- Electronic Equipment Installers & Repairers, Motor Vehicles
- Patternmakers, Metal & Plastic
- Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians
- Transportation Vehicle, Equipment & Systems Inspectors
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