Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer 25L – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Army Careers

Overview

Cable systems installer-maintainers are primarily responsible for the maintenance of cable/wire communications systems, communication security devices and other associated equipment. This equipment needs to consistently work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops

Job Duties

  • Perform test on cable communications systems and circuit groups
  • Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment
  • Install and repair circuits and wiring
  • Maintenance on power generators

Requirements

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.

Training

Job training for a cable systems installer-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication security policies and procedures

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in working with electronic equipment
  • Interest in solving problems

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 89, Electronics (EL) : 89