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Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
The nodal network systems operator-maintainer is responsible for making sure that the lines of communication are always up and running. They maintain strategic and tactical nodal systems.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform field-level maintenance on electronic nodal assemblages, combat net radios and ancillary communications equipment
  • Perform system/network operations and correct system faults
  • Maintain all internal communications systems devices


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 25 weeks, 1 day at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Electronic switching systems and wide-area network (WAN) repair
  • Maintaining telephone exchange
  • Maintaining Internet Protocol


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in working with nodal equipment
  • Knowledge of Internet Protocol
  • Configuring, operating and troubleshooting routers and e-switches
  • Ability to work as a team member


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 102
Surveillance & Communications (SC): 105

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in network support, data processing and computer programming.