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Career Details :: Radio Mechanics
Test or repair mobile or stationary radio transmitting and receiving equipment and two-way radio communications systems used in ship-to-shore communications and found in service and emergency vehicles.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Adjusts receivers for maximum sensitivity and transmitters for maximum output, using frequency meter.
- Locates defects, such as loose connections, broken wires, or burned-out components, using schematic diagrams, test equipment, and inspection tags.
- Monitors radio range station to detect flaws in transmission and adjusts controls to eliminate flaws.
- Tests noise level and audio quality, using audiometer.
- Inserts plugs into receptacles and bolts or screws leads to terminals to connect equipment to power source, using hand tools.
- Installs, tests, adjusts, modifies, and repairs intercommunication systems.
- Tests emergency transmitter to ensure readiness for immediate use.
- Inspects wiring and soldering and performs repairs, using soldering iron, wire cutters, pliers, and wiring diagram.
- Removes and replaces defective units that are not repairable.
- Replaces defective components, such as conductors, resistors, semiconductors, and integrated circuits, using soldering iron, wire cutters, and hand tools.
- Tests batteries with hydrometer and ammeter, and charges batteries.
- Tests equipment for power output, frequency, and calibration, using oscilloscope, circuit analyzer, frequency meter, wattmeter, ammeter, and voltmeter.
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General Work Activities
- Repairing & Maintaining Electrical Equipment
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
Frequent Work Context
- Hazardous Situations
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error