Task Statement for Military Occupational Structure Identification - 00337 Aerospace Control Operator

A-MD-154-000/FP-000 - Appendix 1, Annex D

MOSID  00337 - Aerospace Control Operator (AC OP)

General Duties:

The AC Op operates aerospace radars, computers, communications and other sensor systems in the surveillance and control of airspace, both Canadian and foreign. The AC Op participates in

  • tactical operations during air sovereignty,
  • domestic airspace defence,
  • counter drug smuggling missions,
  • peace keeping aerospace missions and
  • enforcement of Canadian, NORAD and NATO aerospace policies.

The AC Op controls and coordinates the movement of military/ civilian air/ground traffic at CF aerodromes and tactical units. Employment is diversified and includes duties performed in

  • underground complexes,
  • Airborne Warning and Control aircraft (E-3),
  • aerodrome tower,
  • Military Terminal Control Centre (MTCC),
  • field operations, and
  • isolated environments.

AC Op are required to carry out radio communications, and real time command and control computer entries which affect flight safety. The consequence of error in judgement or delayed reaction could jeopardize flight safety resulting in loss of life and/or aircraft.

MOSID Related Duties

Circle the X for each task that Mbr is UNABLE or UNFIT to perform.

1. Cope with psychological effects of working in underground complexes. X X X X X X
2. Endure extended periods of eye strain and mental concentration when monitoring a radar scope in low light. X X X X X X
3. Sit at consoles, stand, and wear communications headsets for extended periods of time. X X X X X X
4. Be able to work shifts independently.   X X X X X
5. Work up to 16 hour shifts in Airborne, field Tactical, and static facilities. X X X X X X
6. Differentiate red from green signal lights on instrument consoles. X X X X X X
7. Climb up to six stories of stairs consecutively without delay.     X X X X
8. Lift and carry stores weighing up to 20Kg.     X X X X
9. Drive light and medium vehicles in low/no light conditions.   X X X X X
10. Cope with diesel, gasoline, kerosene, and avgas fumes. X X X X X X
11. Have auditory capabilities to accurately interpret transmissions (clear or distorted) received from land or air telecommunications devices. X X X X X X
12. Perform combined radar control/approach duties, provide conflict resolution between A/C and provide safe control during emergencies and/or adverse weather without error.     X X X X
13. In an aerodrome tower, maintain an accurate picture of all A/C and vehicles under control.     X X X X
14. In an aerodrome tower, endure sunlight, and high noise levels.     X X X X
15. In an aerodrome tower, accurately identify objects in low/high light levels.     X X X X
16. During Tactical deployment, be able to perform tasks such as: loading/unloading cargo, climbing on/off vehicle cargo decks and preparing the site by clearing brush/obstacles and installing the equipment.     X X X X
17. During Tactical deployment, work in/within limited facilities with exposure to extreme heat, cold, and rain.     X X X X
18. While serving in Airborne Command and Control facilities, be able to perform tasks associated with flying duties such as: wearing an oxygen mask, fighting fires aboard A/C and carrying cargo from ground up stairs (10m) to A/C. X X X X X  


Ch 1997

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