Basic Job Description
Signal Support Systems Specialists are primarily responsible for working with battlefield Signal support systems and terminal devices.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots Signal support equipment and terminal devices. Installs, operates, and maintains designated radio and data distribution systems. Maintains selected electronic devices. Performs Signal support functions, to include providing technical assistance and training for user owned and operated automation and communications equipment. Prepares maintenance and supply requests for unit level Signal support. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Installs, operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on power generators.
Supervises, installs, maintains and troubleshoots Signal support systems and terminal devices, to include radio, wire, and battlefield automated systems. Provides technical assistance and unit level training for automation, communication, and user owned and operated Signal equipment. Disseminates information services policy. Prepares maintenance and supply requests for unit level Signal support. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned power generators.
Job training for a signal support systems specialist 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:
- Mechanical and electrical principles
- Preventive maintenance procedures
- Line installation and wiring techniques
- Communication security policies and procedures
ASVAB Score Required: 93 in aptitude area EL and 92 in aptitude area SC
Security Clearance: Secret
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 111221
- Normal color vision required
- Must be U.S. Citizen
Similar Civilian Occupations
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
- Radio Mechanics
- Radio Operators
- Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
- Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers