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Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions

MOS 5954 -- Air Traffic Control Communications Technician


Type of MOS : PMOS

Rank Range: GySgt to Pvt

Job Description: Air traffic control communications technicians survey, site, and install air traffic control communications systems. They inspect and perform preventive maintenance for proper operation, and diagnose and repair faults. They provide technical assistance during system flight inspections; maintain diagnostic tapes, tools, support, and test equipment; process and pack system components for storage or shipment; train subordinates or less quallfied personnel; conduct maintenance management; and assist air traffic control maintenance personnel in MOS 5952 and MOS 5953.

Job Requirements:

(1) Must possess an EL score of 110 or higher. HQMC APC has waiver authority.

(2) Complete the Marine Air Traffic Control Communications Technician Pipeline Course, Class C, NAS Pensacola, FI,.

(3) Gunnery sergeant through sergeant must complete the Maintenance Management System Analysis Course, NAS Pensacola, FL.

(4) Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.


(1) GySgt to Pvt:

    (a) Assembles and disassembles systems, preparing them either for operation or shipment, as applicable.

    (b) Surveys, sites, and installs transportable air traffic control tower systems per appropriate directives.

    (c) Operates generators that provide input power to the systems.

    (d) Performs preventive maintenance on air traffic control radio, intercommunications, telephone and tape recorder syst:ems.

    (e) Interprets schematics, wiring diagrams, and technical data contained in publications to maintain radio, intercommunications, telephone, and tape recorder systems.

    (f) Tests, adjusts, and aligns the systems for proper operation.

    (g) Repairs faulty systems.

    (h) Conduct maintenance management.

(2) GySgt to Sgt:

    (a) Makes authorized modifications/field changes to air traffic control communications systems.

    (b) Trains subordinate or less qualified personnel in the proper procedures for maintaining radios, intercommunications, telephones, and tape recorders.

    (c) Performs tests to ensure system performance meets FAA flight certification criteria.

    (d) Participates in and provides technical assistance during FAA flight inspections.

(3) GySgt and SSgt:

    (a) Supervises personnel in the proper procedures for maintaining and operating radio, intercommunication, telephone, and tape recorder systems.

    (b) Schedules preventive and corrective maintenance of air traffic control communications systems.

    (c) Conducts maintenance management.

    (d) Prepares technical training for communications systems.

Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

Radio Mechanic 823.261-018.

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Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3

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