Electronic Maintenance - Field 59

Marine Job Description

The 5900 electronics maintenance OccFld maintains, operates and repairs organic communication and electronic equipment within the Marine Air Command and Control Systems (MACCS), Marine Aircraft Wings. The MACCS contains sophisticated and modern equipment and systems which include: air defense and surveillance radar systems, aviation radio communication systems, air traffic control systems, command and control tactical data systems, and short range air defense weapon systems. Accordingly, OccFld 5900 personnel must achieve and maintain a high level of technical competence, knowledge, and skills necessary to maintain and operate complex electronic, data, computer, communication, and radar systems.

The opportunity to participate in a formal apprenticeship program leading to a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion may be available in some MOSs within OccFld 5900; refer to MCO 1550.22 for specific information regarding this program. Many skills acquired in the 5900 OccFld are directly transferable to civilian occupations upon leaving the military service. Marines entering this OccFld will receive formal courses of instruction in Basic Electroniics followed by detailed instruction involving specific electronic, data, communication, or radar systems.

After completion of formal training, a MOS will be assigned which designates a specific job in the electronics maintenance field within the Marine Air Command and Control Systems of the Marine Aircraft Wing.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

5912 --Avenger System Maintainer

5939 --Aviation Communication Systems Technician

5942 --Aviation Radar Repairer

5948 --Aviation Radar Technician

5952 --Air Traffic Control Navigational Aids Technician

5953 --Air Traffic Control Radar Technician

5954 --Air Traffic Control Communications Technician

5959 --Air Traffic Control Systems Maintenance

5974 --Tactical Data Systems Administrator

5979 --Tactical Air Operations Module/Air Defense Technician

5993 --Electronics Maintenance Chief