Cable Splicer, Telephone and Telegraph (039) Enlisted Personnel

Maintains military wire communication system by splicing insulated wires to join multiple conductor cables in order to preserve the continuity and insulation of each conductor.
Completes splices by drying out moisture with paraffin or desiccant, wrapping according to method uses, and covering with lead sleeves. Tests the sheath by means of gas or air under pressure; tests conductors for continuity and insulation by means of buzzer system or other test instruments after splice has been made. Protects splices from moisture when work is suspended before completion; splices and vulcanizes rubber covered military cable.
Uses variety of electrician's tools and equipment.
Must be competent to work with all types of military or civilian cable, including lead or rubber coated wire.

Alternate nomenclatures:

  • Cable Repairman