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Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer (25L)

Computers and Technology Army MOS Information
  • Enlisted
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve

As one of the largest ground forces in the world, the U.S. Army needs to make sure that all forces can get the correct information. The Army communications maintenance team is responsible for making sure that all communications equipment is in top working order. This equipment allows the Army to track and direct troop, aircraft and ship movements.

Cable Systems Installer/Maintainers are primarily responsible for installing, operating and performing maintenance on cable and wire communications systems, communication security devices and associated equipment.

Some of your duties as a Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer may include:

  • Installing, operating and maintaining communications security devices
  • Performing tests on cable communications systems to ensure circuit and system quality
  • Testing circuits/groups to detect and locate line faults
  • Operating manual and motorized cable construction equipment
  • Installing and repairing circuits and wiring
  • Calibrating and aligning equipment components
  • Stringing overhead communications and electric cables between utility poles

Requirements:

Through your extensive Army training and experience, some additional study and two years of electronics experience, you'll have the opportunity to qualify for certification as an Associate Certified Electronics Technician.

Training:

Job training for a Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice with equipment. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you'll learn are:

  • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Communication security policies and procedures

Helpful Skills:

Helpful attributes include:

  • An interest in working with electrical, electronic and electromechanical equipment
  • An interest in solving problems

Advanced Responsibilities:

Advanced level Cable Systems Installer/Maintainers supervise and train other Soldiers. As an advanced level Cable Systems Installer/Maintainer, you may be involved in:

  • Coordinating and supervising the construction, installation and recovery of cable and wire communications systems and auxiliary equipment
  • Coordinating remote trunking operations with switching central personnel
  • Interpreting and updating line route maps and overlays
  • Coordinating team logistic requirements