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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.