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
- 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
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 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
- Preference in working with electronic equipment
- Interest in solving problems
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Surveillance & Communications (SC) : 89, Electronics (EL) : 89