Military Communications Equipment Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Communications equipment repairers install, sustain, troubleshoot, and repair standard voice, data, video network, communication security (COMSEC), and cryptographic devices in fixed and deployed environments, to ensure the ability to communicate and the Military’s continued success. Communications equipment repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

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Work Environment

Communications equipment repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Comparable Industries

  • Telecommunications
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  • Cable and Other Subscription Programming
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Communications Equipment Repairers in the Military

79,032

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Salary

Average Salary

$60,003

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 43%
  • Post-secondary certificate 21%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 10%
  • Associate's degree 7%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for communications equipment repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing communications equipment. Training content may include: Application of mechanical, electronic, and electrical principlesMaintenance and repair proceduresLine installation and wiring techniquesUse of electronic test equipmentCommunication security (COMSEC) policies and proceduresComputer networks, hardware, and softwareRepair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipmentOperating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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