Army Radio Teletype OperatorEnlisted


Job Detail

Supervises or sets up and operates radio teletype or tape relay equipment.

Must be able to perform the duties of at least one MOS at skill level 5; advises commander and staff on matters pertinent to troop welfare and morale in terms of assignment, reassignment, utilization, promotion, privileges, discipline, training, operations, and logistics; accompanies commander on inspections, visits, and at ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities, and personnel as prescribed by commander; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to disseminate information and instruction; insures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service, and in command regulations or policies; provides counsel and guidance to noncommissioned officers and other enlisted personnel of the command; inspects duties performed by subordinate noncommissioned officers; makes notes of observed discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action in name of commander; assists in reception of visitors to the command; sits as member of command promotion board for senior noncommissioned officers, where authorized by pertinent regulations; performs those additional duties prescribed by the commander.

Operates radio teletype or tape relay equipment to transmit and receive messages; places and positions vehicles and equipment; erects antennas; installs power generators; connects equipment components; test operates equipment to insure operation readiness; processes incoming and outgoing messages; operates sending key, teletype keyboard or tape relay equipment to transmit messages; operates teletypewriter keyboard to prepare perforated tape for message transmission; corrects message errors and obtains receipt for completed transmissions; receives and processes incoming teletypewriter, tape relay and International Morse Code, IMC, messages; prepares teletypewriter and tape relay equipment to receive messages and convert perforated tape into literal copy by adjusting controls; encodes and decodes messages with cryptographic devices; installs cryptographic devices associated with radio teletype equipment; connects cryptographic components; sets up and operates cryptographic devices; safeguards classified equipment and materials through proper use, distribution, storage and destruction; prepares messages in proper format for delivery; establishes and posts station logs, entering such information as frequency and signal checks and messages sent and received; performs preventive maintenance on radio teletype and tape relay equipment; operates radio equipment in CW and voice modes as required; operates and performs preventive maintenance on light vehicles.

Must be able to perform duties of Radio Teletype Operator, 05C20; supervises radio teletype operation activities; selects sites and supervises installation of equipment; prepares and disseminates work schedules, operational procedures, and instructions; enters station into radio teletype net; corrects faulty work practices and operating procedures by instruction and demonstration; checks operational logs, maintenance schedules and station files for completeness and accuracy; arranges with signal message supervisor for pickup and delivery of traffic; request supplies and prepares technical and administrative reports; prepares training schedules and lesson plans; must be able to perform duties of Radio Teletype Operator, 05C40; serves as First Sergeant of a company; interprets and supervises execution of company policy and SOP; assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities that support the company mission; advises company commander on all matters concerning enlisted personnel, to include assignments, reassignments, transfers, promotions, granting of passes and leave, punishments, welfare, privileges, and awards; directs and coordinates company administration; forms unit for drill, ceremonies, and other military formations; receives report of personnel present and absent, and reports number of unauthorized absences; holds NCO call to disseminate information to subordinate enlisted supervisors; coordinates operation of company food service and supply activities; assists company commander in accomplishing unit training; assists in inspection of organizational activities as prescribed by commander, observes discrepancies, and initiates appropriate corrective action.

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