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Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
Cable systems installer-maintainers are primarily responsible for the maintenance of cable/wire communications systems, communication security devices and other associated equipment. This equipment needs to consistently work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform tests on cable communications systems and circuit groups
  • Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment
  • Install and repair circuits and wiring
  • Maintenance on power generators


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 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: 10 weeks, 2 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 security policies and procedures


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


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Surveillance & Communications (SC): 89
Electronics (EL): 89

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment.