B340:Sonar Technicians

Sonar Technicians are responsible for operating sonar systems, underwater fire control systems, and supporting equipment on surface ships such as frigates, destroyers and cruisers. STs are also responsible for undersea surveillance, and aid in safe navigation and search-and-rescue operations. They use equipment to detect, analyze and locate targets of interest.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

Sonar Technicians, Surface (STG) operate surface sonar and other oceanographic systems; manipulate, control, evaluate, and interpret sonar and oceanographic data. They operate surface ship underwater fire control systems (with associated equipment) for the solution of anti-submarine warfare problems, and perform organizational and intermediate maintenance on surface sonar and allied equipment.

Military Duties Translated:

Cleaning, repairing, and maintaining all parts of the boat or vessel. Reading through repair and installation orders to determine the material, time, and equipment required. Scraping away old paint, barnacles, and debris from vessels. Removing and replacing rotted or rusted sections of the vessel. Constructing replacement parts using drawings, saws, and various hand and power tools. Testing engines, propellers, steering, and navigational equipment. Mixing and applying paint, wax, and gel coats. Liaising and consulting with the supervisor and other relevant professionals and vendors.

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

Marine Service Technician