Satellite Communication Systems Operator - Maintainer

Signal Corps
MOS Details
Major Duties: 

Supervises, installs, operates, and maintains strategic and tactical multi-channel satellite communications ground terminals, systems, networks, communication security (COMSEC) devices, and associated equipment. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on assigned communications equipment, vehicles, and power generators.

Skill Level 1 Installs, configures, operates, aligns, conducts performance tests, and performs unit and direct support maintenance on satellite communications equipment and associated devices. Conducts stressed and unstressed network operations. Performs quality control tests on circuits, trunk groups, systems, and ancillary equipment. Installs, operates, performs strapping, re-strapping, PMCS and unit level maintenance on COMSEC devices. Prepares system and equipment related forms and reports. Installs tactical satellite antenna equipment. Operates and performs PMCS on assigned communications equipment and vehicles. Installs, operates, and performs PMCS on power generators.

Skill Level 2 Provides technical assistance to subordinates engaged in the operation and maintenance of satellite communication systems. Identifies and reports electronic jamming/deception and applies appropriate electronic countermeasures. Performs complex and multifaceted tasks associated with stressed and unstressed network operations. Supervises and performs alignment, control functions, and direct support maintenance on assigned communications equipment. Ensures backup equipment, spares, and repair parts are available to sustain system operations. Compiles system and network statistics for reports.

Skill Level 3 Plans, supervises, and integrates the installation, operation, and maintenance of strategic and tactical satellite communications assemblages and systems. Establishes workload, work schedules, and maintenance priorities. Performs and supervises quality control inspections. Requests logistic support. Trains subordinate personnel in the operation and maintenance of satellite and associated equipment. Consolidates system and network statistics and reports, and submits them to network control/management headquarters. Executes telecommunications service orders (TSO). Performs coordination with Army, Joint, and commercial activities to accomplish satellite and distributed communications at all levels of command.

Skill Level 4 Supervises, plans, and directs the installation, operation, and maintenance of satellite communication systems and networks, including strategic, tactical and commercial interfaces and gateways. Provides technical advice to commanders and assistance to subordinates. Develops and ensures compliance with policy and procedures for all types of satellite operational environments. Determines capabilities and limitations of assigned equipment. Writes telecommunications service requests (TSR) for Army, Joint, Defense, or commercial activities requirements. Disseminates TSO to subordinate shifts, assemblages, or stations. Conducts technical evaluations of equipment and facilities. Establishes and maintains liaison with supported and supporting activities or units. Organizes, instructs, and counsels subordinate personnel. Manages security programs for satellite operations.

Physical Demands Rating: 
moderately heavy
Physical Profile Serial #: 
Qualifications and Prerequisites
ASVAB Minimum Score: 
120 total in GS+AR+MK+EI
High school graduate or equivalent and credit for successful completion of one year of high school algebra and science.
Other Qualifications: 
  • Normal color vision.
  • A security clearance of SECRET.
  • A U.S. citizen.
  • Formal training (completion of MOS 25S Course conducted under the auspices of the USA Signal School) mandatory or waiver may be granted by Commandant, U.S. Army Signal School, ATTN: ATZH-POE, Ft Gordon, GA 30905-5300.
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