Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
- Telecommunication Operator
- Signals Analyst
- Radiotelephone Operator
- Radiotelegraph Operator
- Radiophone Operator
- Radio Station Operator
- Radio Recorder
- Radio Operator
- Radio Officer
- Set up antennas and mobile communication units during military field exercises.
- Review applicable regulations regarding radio communications, and report violations.
- Examine and operate new equipment prior to installation to ensure that it performs properly.
- Determine and obtain bearings of sources from which signals originate, using direction-finding procedures and equipment.
- Coordinate radio-related aspects of locating and contacting airplanes and ships that are missing or in distress.
- Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
- Send, receive, and interpret coded messages.
- Operate sound-recording equipment to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
- Turn controls or throw switches to activate power, adjust voice volume and modulation, and set transmitters on specified frequencies.
- Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests to ensure that operations standards are met.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Support, but also value Achievement and Working Conditions in their jobs.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
- Telecommunications - Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2014, the average annual wage in United States was $45,740 with most people making between $18,650 and $71,560
During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 1,400 people in United States. It is projected that there will be 1,400 employed in 2022.
This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.
majorCommunications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
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