Cable systems installer-maintainers are primarily responsible for the maintenance of cable/wire communications systems, communication security devices and other associated equipment. This equipment needs to work in order for the Army to direct the movement of its troops.
- Perform tests on cable communications systems and circuit groups
- Operate manual and motorized cable construction equipment
- Install and repair circuits and wiring
- Maintenance on power generators
Job training for a cable systems installer-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field.