Electrical instrument and equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair instruments and equipment, including communications equipment, radar and sonar systems, tactical data systems, and computers. They use a variety of approaches to troubleshoot and replace faulty components, subassemblies, and assemblies to restore instruments and equipment to optimum operating condition.Explore this career outside the military
Electronic instrument and equipment repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.
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Electrical Instrument and Equipment Repairers in the Military
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All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for electrical instrument and equipment repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing electronic instruments and equipment. Training content may include: Application of mechanical, electronic, and electrical principlesMaintenance and repair proceduresLine installation and wiring techniquesUse of electronic test equipmentCommunication security (COMSEC) policies and proceduresComputer networks, hardware, and softwareRepair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipmentOperating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipmentRead More
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