Receives and transmits communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.
This career is part of the Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security cluster Emergency and Fire Management Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors emergency frequencies to detect distress calls and responds by dispatching emergency equipment.
- Communicates with receiving operators to exchange transmission instructions.
- Operates radio equipment to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
- Broadcasts weather reports and warnings.
- Maintains station logs of messages transmitted and received for activities such as flight testing and fire locations.
- Conducts periodic equipment inspections and routine tests to ensure that operations standards are met.
- Turns controls or throws switches to activate power, adjusts voice volume and modulation, and sets transmitters on specified frequencies.
- Operates sound-recording equipment to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
- Sends, receives, and interprets coded messages.
- Repairs radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.