A visual information equipment operator-maintainer is responsible for filming, script editing and recording military operations and news events that support Army operations.
- Handle television receivers/monitors, cameras and various studio accessories.
- Operate motion/still photo imaging equipment and closed-circuit systems.
- Control visual imagery satellites, microwaves, Radio Frequency transmissions, and cable distribution systems.
Job training for a visual information equipment operator-maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Motion picture equipment operation.
- Audio recording and using sound equipment.
- Scripting and special effects techniques.
- Interest in creative/artistic work.
- Preference for working as part of a team.
- Experience in school plays or making home movies.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses.
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS:
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as a motion picture camera operator, production specialist, sound mixer and recording engineer.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PAYS) PROGRAM:
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization.
- AAI CORPORATION.
- EATON CORPORATION.
- L-3 Communications Linguist Operations & Technical Support.
- Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
- CISCO SYSTEMS.
- CDW, LLC.
- CoxCom, Inc.
- Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.
- Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.