For the military to make strategic decisions, they depend on having the right information when they need it. Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainers ensure the communication to make these decisions continues to surge through all channels without any interruption.
As a Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer, you will be responsible for keeping information moving through the Army National Guard’s communication systems in both tactical and strategic environments. Your duties will include: installing, repairing, operating, and running maintenance checks on multi-channel transmission diagnostic equipment, devices, and antennae; setting up transmitters, receivers, cable modems, and ultra-high frequency antennas; setting up line-of-sight satellites and cable link systems; and operation of radio equipment.
- Maintenance on assigned equipment, vehicles, security devices, and power generators
- Analyze BIT/BITE diagnostics to isolate faults in the Line Replaceable Units
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
- Performing maintenance on associated transmission vehicles
- Interest in working with radios and transmissions
- Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
- Enjoys working on electronics and fiber optics
- Interest in problem solving
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with companies that produce communications and electronic equipment.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Multi-Channel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which will include a combination of hands-on and classroom training with multi-channel transmitters and associated equipment.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
Retirement benefits for part-time service
Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
401(k)-type savings plan
Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
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