Basic Job Description
Visual Information Equipment Operator-Maintainers work with equipment such as Teleconferencing VI, and are primarily responsible for supporting Army operations with visual information equipment and systems.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Operates and performs unit and higher levels of maintenance on television receivers/monitors and cameras; studio accessories consisting of computer controlled video switchers and audio mixers/consoles, synchronous generators, distribution equipment, and amplifying equipment; motion/still photo imaging equipment; closed circuit systems; visual imagery satellite, microwave, RF transmission and cable distribution systems associated with VI operations; operates and maintains VI equipment in a Video Teleconferencing facility; operates and performs PMCS on assigned vehicles and power generators.
Provides technical guidance on complex operations and maintenance tasks; adjusts and maintains TV equipment to prescribed standards; ensures that proper techniques and procedures to diagnose malfunctions of VI and associated equipment are employed; supervises receipt, storage, and issue of VI supplies.
Job training for a visual information equipment operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 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:
- Motion picture equipment operation
- Audio recording and using sound equipment
- Scripting and special effects techniques
ASVAB Score Required: 107 in aptitude area EL
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 212221
- Normal color vision required
- Successful completion of one year of high school algebra and general science
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Radio Mechanics
- Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers