The radio/communications security repairer performs or supervises field and sustainment level maintenance on radio receivers, transmitters, communication security equipment, controlled cryptographic items and other associated equipment.
- Install and repair circuits and wiring
- Calibrate and align equipment components
- Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
- Perform preventive maintenance checks and services on equipment
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a radio/communications security repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 16 weeks of Advanced Individual training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
- Preventive maintenance procedures
- Line installation and wiring technique
- Communication security policy and procedure
- Interest in mathematics and solving problems
- High attention to detail
- Interest in working with electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment