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Missile Technician

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General Description

Missile Technicians (Submarines) receive extensive training in the operation and maintenance of advanced electronic equipment and computers and electro-mechanical support systems used in submarine strategic weapons systems.  Responsible for the assembly, maintenance and repair of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles carried on submarines and their associated advanced electronics and electro-mechanical navigation and targeting systems, MTs are a vital element in the maintenance of strategic deterrence so vital to the security of the United States.

What they do

  • maintain ballistic missiles and their launching systems
  • maintain related launching systems including high-pressure air and hydraulic systems
  • operate and maintain digital computers
  • maintain operating efficiency of electrical distribution panels, switches, switchboards, controllers, voltage regulators, current transformers, rectifiers and voltage transformers within the fleet ballistic missile weapons systems
  • test and repair ballistic guidance systems
  • operate, maintain and adjust optical measuring equipment
  • test, align and adjust missiles and components
  • repair missiles and related components
  • test, align, adjust, calibrate and repair support handling equipment
  • stow missiles and components
  • maintain logs
  • prepare reports
  • provide security in missile launch spaces aboard submarines
  • maintain and operate ballistic missile fire control systems and equipment for Trident submarines
  • maintain control of classified material
  • monitor and ensure security of weapons system components and material