Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (25L) Job Description

Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (25L)
••• Military Occupational Specialties   

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.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Installs, operates, and performs unit level maintenance on cable and wire systems, to include Digital Group Multiplexers, Remote Multiplexing Combiners, repeaters, restorers, voltage protection devices, telephones, test stations, intermediate distribution frames, and related equipment. Configure digital group multiplexers and remote multiplexing combiners for operations. Installs, operates, performs strapping, restrapping, preventive maintenance checks and services and unit level maintenance on communication security devices. Performs tests on cable communications systems to ensure circuit and system quality. Tests circuits/groups to detect and locate line faults. Operates manual and motorized cable construction equipment. Climbs poles, as necessary, and assists in the construction of tactical cable and wire lines. Clears and maintains rights of way. Recognizes electronic countermeasures and applies appropriate electronic counter-countermeasures as necessary. Operates and performs preventive maintenance checks and services on telephone line and other vehicles. Installs, operates and performs PMCS on power generators.

Coordinates and supervises team member activities in the construction, installation, and recovery of cable and wire communications systems and auxiliary equipment. Coordinates remote trunking operations with switching central personnel. Interprets and updates line route maps and overlays. Coordinates team logistic requirements. Checks and performs PMCS and unit level maintenance on wire and cable systems and associated communications equipment. Ensures PMCS and maintenance functions are performed in accordance with published schedules.

Training Information

Job training for a cable systems installer-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight 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: 89 in aptitude area EL and 89 in aptitude area SC

Strength Requirement: heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 212221

Other Requirements

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