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Radio Operator-Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
Radio operator-maintainers are responsible for the maintenance of radio communication equipment. This equipment needs to consistently work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform maintenance of communication equipment and security devices
  • Prepare, transmit, receive and record messages
  • Maintain assigned power generators


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 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: 12 weeks, 4 days at Fort Gordon, GA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication of security policies and procedures


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Preference for working with electronic equipment
  • Interest in solving problems


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Surveillance & Communications (SC): 98
Electronics (EL): 98

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in communications and electronic equipment.