About the Job As a Telecommunications Technician in the Army you'll learn to use high-tech military communications equipment that will set you apart from your civilian industry peers. You'll be a member of the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (or the RA Sigs) - using your specialised understanding of the electro-magnetic spectrum, communications systems, information technology and electronic warfare (listening to or interfering with enemy electronic transmissions) to enable highly dynamic command and control whilst disrupting that of any adversary. The RA Sigs play an integral role providing communications, information systems, and electronic warfare support to the Army and the wider Australian Defence Force to allow command and control of deployed forces in peace, crisis and conflict on any operation anywhere in the world.
In this job you'll be working in a variety of conditions so you'll need to be a quick thinker and highly adaptable. Both on the battlefield or on a base, you'll be responsible for ensuring all radio, fibre optic, microwave, information systems, satellite links and the Army's information services are available wherever the need. This is a career that doesn't stand still.
In the RA Sigs you'll be at the forefront of your industry, operate cutting-edge technology, and be part of team that is always is looking to the future. Your duties: The duties listed below are those that you could be expected to perform, but note that not all duties are performed in each position: Install, maintain and alter telecommunications systems and general equipment for Army deployments Plan, design, implement, manage and maintain complex communications and information systems Provide commanders information using a number of methods including radio, fibre optic, microwave, information systems and satellite links to help them control the battle Ensure the Army's information services are available wherever the need and General soldiering duties, such as manning defensive positions, patrolling, traffic control, camouflaging of vehicles and field equipment, and navigation The training you receive as a Telecommunications Technician is nationally accredited. Details of this accreditation are displayed in the National Qualifications section for this job.