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Microwave Systems Operator-Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
Microwave systems operator-maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and maintaining microwave communications systems. They also work with associated antennas, multiplexing and communications security equipment.

JOB DUTIES
  • Maintain microwave communications and technical control equipment
  • Monitor and restore telecommunications circuits, trunk groups and systems
  • Maintain circuit, link, system and station records and reports


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, 3 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
  • Interest in working with electronic equipment
  • Problem-solving


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 107

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
255N Network Management Technician

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