Communication Systems Operator

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When you’re trying to get any job done in a team it all comes down to good communication. As a trained Communication Systems Operator you will use your knowledge of radio and satellite communications to provide vital communications for the Commander.

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Other Ranks (Non Technical), Other Ranks (Non Technical) (Reserve)

On the battlefield, the Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RA Sigs) provides commanders with the means of controlling the battle using a number of methods including radio, fibre optic, microwave, information systems and satellite links. By planning, deploying and maintaining robust, scalable, secure local and wide area networks, RA Sigs ensures the Army's information services are available 24/7 anywhere in the world.

The Communication Systems Operator is responsible for the operation of communications equipment at a number of different levels; whether it is within a Special Forces patrol or within a large headquarters, the men and women of the Communications Systems employment category are there.

Communication Systems Operators ensure commanders can communicate with their units using satellite terminals, radios, hand held and desk-top data terminals and security equipment. Additionally, Communications Systems Operators conduct Battlespace Spectrum Management (BSM) and Force Protection Electronic Counter Measures (FP ECM). Whatever the location, deployment or task, Communication Systems Operators provide the appropriate communications systems for the Army whether it is on land, in the air or at sea.

The work environment of the Communication Systems Operator offers great variety and offers the opportunity to operate from 4 x 4 vehicles, armoured vehicles, communication centres in air conditioned offices, foot patrols in support of small teams, field command posts, airfields or large Navy vessels.