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Working As a Sonar Technician

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Sonar Technician does

  • Repair equipment to component level.
  • Identify sounds produced by surface ships, torpedos, submarines, evasion devices sonar transmissions, marine life and natural phenomena.
  • Performed operational testing external adjustments to Lockheed Martin sonar systems.
  • Served on the USS W.S.
  • Used technical manuals and schematics to isolate and replace components.
  • Utilized hand tools and power tools.
  • Top 5 recruiter NRD New England 3 of 4 years worked.
  • Assigned to Curriculum Instructional Standards Office at FLEASWTRACEN San Diego.
  • Completed US Army combat lifesaving course.
  • Fast attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764) * Weapon systems QA inspector * Honorably Discharged
  • Prepared repair parts acquisitions and replacements of over $1,000,000 worth of parts.
  • Use schematic and wiring/circuitry diagrams.
  • Master Electronics Technician, with experience in operation and repair of mainframe and auxiliary sonar equipment.
  • Qualified in Basic Damage Control.
  • Received Honorable discharge in 1992.
  • Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for service.
  • Operated various sonar systems in support of undersea surveillance missions.
  • Earned Enlisted Submarine Warfare pin.
  • Maintained operational readiness of hydraulic winch for Naval Sonar systems onboard U.S.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment to ensure it's effective functioning.

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Top Skills for A Sonar Technician

  1. Sonar Systems
  2. Preventative Maintenance
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  • Monitored, operated, repaired, and preformed maintenance on shipboard oceanographic sonar systems and underwater antisubmarine warfare weapons control systems.
  • Performed corrective and preventative maintenance of sonar and auxiliary navigational equipment using internal product diagnostics and manual test tools and equipment.
  • Served aboard the USS Barry, a guided missile destroyer, in the Middle East and Mediterranean supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Collaborated and communicated with other departments to accomplish safe navigation of the ship, while also performing search and rescue operations.
  • Received Command Coin and Personal Ovation from the United States Nuclear Weapons Inspection Team.

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Sonar Technician Demographics

Gender

Male

83.5%

Female

9.4%

Unknown

7.1%
Ethnicity

White

65.1%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

5.6%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

German

6.1%

Greek

6.1%

Carrier

6.1%

Chinese

3.0%

Vietnamese

3.0%

French

3.0%

Tagalog

3.0%

Arabic

3.0%
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Sonar Technician Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.7%

National University

6.7%

Old Dominion University

6.7%

ECPI University

5.8%

University of Maryland - University College

5.0%

Kaplan University

4.6%

Tidewater Community College

4.6%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

4.2%

Coastline Community College

4.2%

Saint Leo University

4.2%

Ashford University

3.8%

San Diego State University

3.8%

University of South Florida

3.3%

Trident Technical College

3.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.3%

Excelsior College

3.3%

Colorado Technical University

3.3%

Arizona State University

2.9%

Full Sail University

2.9%

University of Connecticut

2.5%
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Majors

Business

20.1%

Electrical Engineering

18.5%

Computer Science

6.6%

Criminal Justice

6.6%

Electrical Engineering Technology

5.7%

Information Technology

5.3%

General Studies

4.2%

Education

3.7%

Management

3.3%

Accounting

3.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Computer Networking

3.1%

Nursing

2.7%

Psychology

2.6%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.1%

Computer Engineering

2.0%

Liberal Arts

1.7%

Elementary Education

1.7%

English

1.7%

Finance

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

34.5%

Other

28.4%

Associate

19.0%

Masters

11.2%

Certificate

4.7%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.3%
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