Sample Job Description for Radio Operator

Following is a sample job description template for the position of Radio Operator:

Job Title: Radio Operator

Location of the Job: McLean/Arlington, VA

Years of Experience: 2 to 4 Years

Job Type: Full Time Employee

Education Level: High School or equivalent

Job Summary:

Radio Operator-Maintainers are primarily responsible for all maintenance checks and services on assigned radio communication equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate radio equipment in order to communicate with ships, aircraft, mining crews, offshore oil rigs, logging camps and other remote operations.
  • Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Prepare and transmit messages
  • Turn controls or throw switches in order to activate power, adjust voice volume and modulation, and set transmitters on specified frequencies.
  • Operate sound-recording equipment in order to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel.
  • Examine and operate new equipment prior to installation in order to ensure that it performs properly.
  • Coordinate radio-related aspects of locating and contacting airplanes and ships that are missing or in distress.
  • Conduct periodic equipment inspections and routine tests in order to ensure that operations standards are met.
  • Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks on assigned equipment
  • Receive, record and process messages
  • Maintain, test and repair communication equipment and security devices

Position Requirements:

  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Salary: 12 – 15 USD /​hour