What this job is about
Get ready for some seriously technical terms here, people – Sonar Operators aren't exactly the creative type. Working with three distinct areas of Anti-Submarine Warfare operations: surface ships, submarines, or Integrated Undersea Surveillance, Sonar Operators are responsible for manning, monitoring, analyzing and compiling data from Sonar to help commanding officers make more educated decisions. More technical terms coming up: They operate sonar simulators, communication equipment, bathythermograph equipment, sonobuoys and data transmission systems. Obviously, it's a job for someone with precision, critical thinking skills, the ability to make quick decisions and listening skills. And, quite frankly, if you were able to read through these terms and they actually made sense, it might be a career worth considering.