About This Career Path
Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
Monitor emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
Communicate with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.
Operate radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
Broadcast weather reports and warnings.
Maintain station logs of messages transmitted and received for activities such as flight testing and fire locations.
Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests to ensure that operations standards are met.
Turn controls or throw switches to activate power, adjust voice volume and modulation, and set transmitters on specified frequencies.
Operate sound-recording equipment to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
Send, receive, and interpret coded messages.
Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
Customer and Personal Service
Public Safety and Security
Computers and Electronics
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications