Military manufacturing jobs can involve creating products in factory or production line environments around the world.
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Some electrical instrument and equipment repairers focus on repairing the vast computer systems and networks operated in the Military. Computer repairers install, configure, test, troubleshoot, and repair computer systems (both hardware and software) that are used for both combat and noncombat missions. They may also provide technical assistance to system users.
Dental laboratory technicians construct and repair dentures and other dental appliances including crowns, bridges, partial dentures, pre- and post-oral and maxillofacial surgical devices, and orthodontic appliances in a laboratory. Although dental technicians seldom work directly with patients, they provide a valued healthcare service by working with dentists to improve patient health and appearance.
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.
Fleet maintenance managers supervise and coordinate the repair and maintenance of the Military’s airplanes, ships, trucks, and other vehicles. They establish maintenance schedules, develop work procedures, and direct the operation of maintenance crews. From repairing equipment damaged in battle, to providing preventive maintenance, these managers are critical for keeping the Military’s fleet strong.
Machinists perform various duties incident to fabrication, repair or modification, and motor transport. They are experienced machine tool operators who use a variety of equipment and devices, such as lathes, drill presses, grinders, and other machine shop equipment.
Medical equipment repairers test, adjust, and repair biomedical equipment. They service and maintain medical equipment with mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical, and radiological principles. They may work on patient monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, anesthesia machines, and other life-supporting equipment, as well as medical imaging equipment (x-rays, CAT scanners, and ultrasound equipment), voice-controlled operating tables, and electric wheelchairs. To do their work, medical equipment repairers use a variety of tools, including specialized test-equipment software.
Powerhouse mechanics install, maintain, operate, and repair electrical and mechanical equipment in power-generating stations. They maintain various types of power-generating equipment on land, on ships, and on submarines. They also support the mobile utility equipment that the Military provides as portable, temporary sources of electricity.
Power plant electricians in the Military maintain and repair electricity-generating equipment in mobile and stationary power plants. They may work in power plants on land or aboard ships and submarines. They provide maintenance for different types of power-generating equipment, including nuclear power plants.
Power plant operators control power-generating plants on land and aboard ships and submarines. They operate boilers, turbines, nuclear reactors, and portable generators. Power plant operators are also responsible for administering, managing, and evaluating shipboard engineering programs.
Precision instrument and equipment repairers calibrate, maintain and adjust instrumentation that is used for precise functions. These instruments include measurement, hazard detection, communication, laser, testing, diagnostic, and laboratory equipment. These individuals must have excellent fine motor skills and attention to detail. They often specialize by the type of equipment they repair.