Radio Operators

Code: 27-4013.00

Description : Receive and transmit communications using radiotelephone equipment in accordance with government regulations. May repair equipment.

JobTitles : Communications Specialist, Radio Electronics Officer (REO), Flight Communications Specialist, Radio Operator, Telecommunication Operator, Airline Operations Agent, Flight Follower, Police Communications Operator, Communications Technician, Radio Electronics Technician (RET)

  • Monitor emergency frequencies in order to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment.
  • Communicate with receiving operators in order to exchange transmission instructions.
  • Operate radio equipment in order to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
  • Broadcast weather reports and warnings.
  • Maintain station logs of messages transmitted and received for activities such as flight testing and fire locations.
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests in order to ensure that operations standards are met.
  • Turn controls or throw switches in order to activate power, adjust voice volume and modulation, and set transmitters on specified frequencies.
  • Operate sound-recording equipment in order to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
  • Send, receive, and interpret coded messages.
  • Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.