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Interior Communications Electrician IC
Interior Communications Electricians operate and repair electronic devices used in the ship's interior communications systems, SITE TV systems, 1MC (public address system), electronic megaphones and other announcing equipment. They are responsible for the gyrocompass systems.


Interior Communications Electricians (ICs) install, maintain and
repair the equipment needed for interior communications within
ships and shore facilities. These communication systems include
public address systems, interior telephone systems, alarm systems,
engine telegraphs to communicate orders for changes in engine speed
from the bridge (ship's command station) to the engine room,
certain kinds of ship control and equipment monitoring devices, the
ship's gyrocompass, the rudder position indicator, audio-visual
equipment for the ship's TV entertainment systems, advanced
navigation and various other equipment.

 

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The duties performed by ICs include:

  • maintaining and repairing interior communications systems;
  • preparing and interpreting blueprints, wiring diagrams and sketches;
  • installing and inspecting dry cell and storage batteries;
  • recharging wet cell batteries;
  • testing interior communications and gyrocompass equipment;
  • installing telephone and other communications circuits, boxes, switchboards and bell buzzer systems;
  • maintaining plotters and dead reckoning equipment;
  • maintaining and operating TV systems;
  • maintaining and repairing shipboard navigation equipment.

 

Working Environment

People in the IC rating work in many different situations, at sea and ashore. While most of their work is performed indoors, it may be in a clean or dirty environment of a shop-like nature, and
it may be in any kind of climate or temperature. IC's usually work
closely with others. Most systems IC's work on is of the modern
solid state electronic type, making the rating a very technical
profession.

Qualifications and Interests

It is important that people in this rating have manual dexterity with tools, equipment and machines; above average math skills; resourcefulness; an interest in ideas and information; and the ability to express ideas clearly in speaking to others. Helpful qualities include getting along well with people, writing and record-keeping skills, teamwork, physical strength and the ability to do repetitive tasks. IC’s must be U.S. citizens eligible for security clearances. Normal color perception is required.

IC - Interior Communications Administrator

Interior Communications Administrators perform the role of a project manager and develop junior personnel for professional development. They prepare progress reports and maintenance schedules for interior communication systems for and during overhaul periods. They are responsible for the planning, staffing, directing and the control of multiple projects. They ensure compliance with specifications, plans and technical documentation on all interior communication systems.

IC - Interior Communications Operator

Interior Communications Operators maintain and operate the equipment needed for interior communications within ships and shore facilities under supervision. These systems include communication systems, indicating and navigation systems, visual landing aids for aircrafts, and alarms, safety and warning systems. They perform Interior Communications watchstanding and operational performance on command critical navigation systems, visual landing aid systems and interior communication power distribution systems.

IC - Interior Communications Technician

Interior Communications Technicians direct and coordinate the installation, maintenance and repair of interior communications systems within ships and shore facilities. These systems include communication systems, indicating and navigation systems, visual landing aids for aircrafts, and alarms, safety and warning systems. They perform Interior Communications watchstanding and operational performance on command critical navigation systems, visual landing aid systems and interior communication power distribution systems.  

 

 

 

 

 

101215-N-7422B-082 PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 15, 2010) Interior Communications Specialist 3rd Class Stephen Getchell, assigned to CS-8 division of the combat systems department aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), installs a phone line in node room 2. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are conducting a three-week composite training unit exercise to be followed by a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Zachary D. Bell/Released)

 

 

 

 

 

 

110109-N-7981E-422 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 9, 2011) Interior Communications Specialist Fireman Apprentice Thomas Olson mans a phone and distance line aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) during an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Carl Brashear (T-AKE 7). Gridley is underway with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)

 
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