Missile Technician (MT)


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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 vital 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.
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