Careers Career Paths 25Q: Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer Jobs Working With Communication Devices Share PINTEREST Email Print U.S. Army / 1st Lt. Christopher Hoff, 2nd AAB, 1st Inf. Div., USD-C Career Paths US Military Careers Technology Careers Sports Careers Sales Project Management Professional Writer Music Careers Media Legal Careers Government Careers Finance Careers Fiction Writing Careers Entertainment Careers Criminology Careers Book Publishing Aviation Animal Careers Advertising Learn More By Rod Powers Rod Powers Air Force NCO Academy Rod Powers was a retired Air Force First Sergeant with 22 years of active duty service. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 10/30/19 A U.S. Army Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer works directly on communication devices and equipment that communicate through more than one channel. They are responsible for installation, repair, operation, and maintenance checks of these devices, antennae, and associated equipment, according to the U.S. Army. Job Duties Duties performed by Soldiers in this Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) include: Install, operate, and perform unit-level maintenance on multichannel line-of-site and tropospheric scatter communications systems, antennas, and associated equipment.Analyze BIT/BITE diagnostics to isolate faults to the Line Replaceable Unit.Install, operate, and perform strapping, restrapping, preventive maintenance checks and services, and unit-level maintenance on communication security devices.Operate and perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services on assigned vehicles. Install, operate, and perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned power generators.Supervise operations and assist team members in the installation and operation of multichannel line-of-site and tropospheric scatter communications systems.Supervise, perform, and assist team members in the performance of unit-level maintenance on assigned communications equipment.Request logistical support.Prepare input for statistical and other operational reports. Training Information Job training for a multichannel transmission systems operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 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: Operating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipmentPerforming maintenance on associated transmission vehiclesAs your career continues, you will take more classes and training. Helpful Skills Having already mastered the following skills will be seen as an advantage: Ability to apply electronic principles and conceptsEnjoys working on electronics and fiber opticsGood at problem-solvingInterest in working with radios and transmissions Requirements ASVAB Score Required: 98 in aptitude area EL and 98 in aptitude area SCSecurity Clearance: SecretStrength Requirement: heavyPhysical Profile Requirement: 111221 Other Requirements Normal color vision requiredMust be a U.S. CitizenAbility to read, comprehend, and clearly enunciate EnglishAbility to work for extended periods in a confined area Similar Civilian Occupations Radio MechanicsTelecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line InstallersFirst-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers Compensation & Educational Benefits Compensation for this MOS includes housing, medical, food, special pay, as well as paid vacation. In the U.S. Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Army PaYS Program Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program, which is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers. These company executives are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organizations.