Telecommunications Engineering Specialists
Communications Engineer, Engineer, Infrastructure Engineer, Telecommunications Consultant (Telecom Consultant)
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Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, B-1; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-3 Radar Surveillance; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, B-52; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Journeyman, EC-130 Compass Call; Client Systems Journeyman; Cyber Systems Operations; Cyber Transport Systems; Cyberspace Support Superintendent
Chief Signal NCO; Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer; Health Services Systems Management; Information Protection Technician; Military Intelligence (MI) Systems Maintainer/Integrator; Network Communication Systems Specialist; Satellite Communications Systems Operator-Maintainer; Senior Electronics Maintenance Warrant Officer; Senior Signal Warrant Officer; Signal Operations
Electronics Technician; Information System Technician; Information Systems Management
Communications Chief; Communications Officer; Data Systems Administrator; Data Systems Chief; Ground Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technology Systems Maintainer; Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Engineer; Network Chief; Network Engineering Officer; Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Technician; Space and Waveform Integration Officer
AN/SIA-127/134 Announcing System Maintenance Technician; AN/UYQ-21 Computer Display System Maintenance Technician; Combat Control Systems Technician; Communications Technician; Cryptologic Systems Maintenance Director; Director of Communications; Electronics Technician, Submarine, Navigation; Information Systems Technician Submarines; Interior Communication Technician; SSDS MK-2 Maintenance Technician
Cyber Transport Systems; Cyber Transport Systems Apprentice; Cyber Transport Systems Craftsman; Cyber Transport Systems Helper; Cyber Transport Systems Journeyman
What they do:Design or configure wired, wireless, and satellite communications systems for voice, video, and data services. Supervise installation, service, and maintenance.
On the job, you would:
- Consult with users, administrators, and engineers to identify business and technical requirements for proposed system modifications or technology purchases.
- Implement system renovation projects in collaboration with technical staff, engineering consultants, installers, and vendors.
- Keep abreast of changes in industry practices and emerging telecommunications technology by reviewing current literature, talking with colleagues, participating in educational programs, attending meetings or workshops, or participating in professional organizations or conferences.
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- product and service development
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work related information
People and Technology Systems
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- order or arrange things
- add, subtract, multiply, or divide
- choose the right type of math to solve a problem
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
- Analytical Thinking
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Operating system software
- Microsoft Windows Server
- Shell script
Project management software
- Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Teams
Electronic mail software
- IBM Notes
- Microsoft Outlook
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
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