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.

Examples of Field 59 Jobs and Functions

  • MOS 5939, Aviation Communication Systems Technician (MSgt to Pvt) PMOS: Performance and supervision maintenance of radios and communications systems found within selected units of the Marine Air Control Group.
  • MOS 5948, Aviation Radar Repairer (MSgt to Pvt) PMOS: Site work and installation, operation, testing, adjustment, alignment, and repair of the Marine Air Command Control Systems (MACCS) air defense radar systems, and associated IFF equipment.
  • MOS 5951, Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA (GySgt to Pvt) PMOS: Installation, test, maintain, and repair all electronic, information technology, and other associated equipment employed by the Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) OccFld in support of MAGTF operations.
  • MOS 5953, Air Traffic Control Radar Technician (GySgt to Pvt) PMOS: Survey, site, and install air traffic control precision approach and surveillance radar systems.
  • MOS 5954, Air Traffic Control Communications Technician (GySgt to Pvt) PMOS: Survey, site, and install Air Traffic Control Communications Systems. They inspect and perform preventive maintenance for proper operation, and diagnose and repair faults.
  • MOS 5959, Air Traffic Control Systems Maintenance Chief (MGySgt and MSgt) PMOS: Supervision, coordination, and instruction of enlisted personnel in the performance of air traffic control maintenance functions. Provide information concerning the capabilities, limitations, and reliability of air traffic control systems and equipment. Instruct operation and maintenance of air traffic control systems.
  • MOS 5974, Tactical Data Systems Technician (MSgt to Pvt) PMOS: Planing and performance of operational management and maintenance on the Marine Air Command and Control Systems (MACCS) Tactical Data Systems, and common hardware/software suites. Responsibilities include the installation, configuration, management, system administration, and maintenance of all MACCS Tactical Data Systems, hardware, and software. 

Other Marine Corps Jobs Under this Occupational Field

5912 --Avenger System Maintainer

5942 --Aviation Radar Repairer

5952 --Air Traffic Control Navigational Aids Technician

5979 --Tactical Air Operations Module/Air Defense Technician

5993 --Electronics Maintenance Chief