In the Army, Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainers are responsible for keeping communications working, literally keeping the lines up and running. They install, operate, maintain and repair strategic and tactical multichannel satellite communications.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

These soldiers are responsible for almost all technical aspects of satellite equipment installation and operations, including configuring and alignment. They're also tasked with conducting performance tests and performing quality control tests on circuits, trunk groups, systems, and ancillary equipment. In addition, soldiers in this MOS conduct preventive maintenance on communications equipment, vehicles, and power generators. They're also responsible for giving technical guidance and assistance to subordinates. A key part of this job involves identifying and reporting any electronic jamming of Army equipment by enemy actors and applying appropriate countermeasures. Much of the work they do is highly complex and multifaceted. And as part of their duties, these soldiers ensure backup equipment and repair parts are available for system operations when needed, and compiling system and network statistics for reports.

Military Duties Translated:

Install communications equipment in offices, private homes, and buildings that are under construction Set up, rearrange, and replace routing and dialing equipment Inspect and service equipment, wiring, and phone jacks Repair or replace faulty, damaged, and malfunctioning equipment Test repaired, newly installed, and updated equipment to ensure that it works properly Adjust or calibrate equipment to improve its performance Keep records of maintenance, repairs, and installations Demonstrate and explain the use of equipment to customers

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Telecommunications Equipment Installers