Communication is important in any organization. It is important to make sure that everyone is on the same page moving forward with achieving a specific goal. Nowhere is this more important than in the United States Navy. Those on board the vessels need to be able to communicate with every other section of the vessel. It is the job of the internal communications electrician to make this a possibility.
What You Will Do
You will be in charge of maintaining all equipment used in the communicating with the other parts of the vessel. You will need to check, maintain and replace both wet and dry cell batteries as needed. You will also be expected to address any maintenance issues necessary to return the communications systems to operational condition. Testing and upgrading the communications systems will also fall upon your shoulders.
Get the Training
You will go through intense training beyond the basic training that all enlisted personnel receive. You will go through 10 weeks of A school training at the Great Lakes, IL school. You will also learn through a variety of different training scenarios including classroom education and hands-on training. Your training will continue even after you are working in your position. Once you are familiar with the work you are doing and the equipment you are working with, you will be expected to train others as well.