C180:Missile Technician

Missile Technicians (Submarines) receive extensive training in the operation and maintenance of advanced electronic equipment and computers and electromechanical support systems used in submarine strategic weapons systems. Responsible for the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electromechanical navigation and targeting systems, MTs are a vital element in the maintenance of strategic deterrence so vital to the security of the United States.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

MTs operate and maintain digital computers, and maintain operating efficiency of electrical distribution panels, switches, switchboards, controllers, voltage regulators, current transformers, rectifiers and voltage transformers within the fleet ballistic missile weapons systems. They test and repair ballistic guidance systems, and operate, maintain and adjust optical measuring equipment, test, align and adjust missiles and components, and repair missiles and related components. MTs test, align, adjust, calibrate and repair support handling equipment, stow missiles and components, maintain logs and prepare reports. They provide security in missile launch spaces aboard submarines. MTs maintain and operate ballistic missile fire control systems and equipment for Trident submarines. They maintain control of classified material, and monitor and ensure security of weapons system components and material.

Military Duties Translated:

Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data. Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information - Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

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