Military Weapon Repair and Maintenance Officers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Weapon repair and maintenance officers manage the activities and personnel engaged in the maintenance and repair of the Military’s weapons, from small arms to nuclear missiles, and their associated equipment. They oversee inspections, inventory, check-out procedures, and shop operations. These officers must have expert knowledge in the design, operation, and safe shipment and employment of military weapons.

Work Environment

Weapon repair and maintenance officers usually work on bases or ships. Due to the need to keep forces supplied with weapons and munitions, weapon repair and maintenance officers may spend time outdoors in all types of weather.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Weapon Repair and Maintenance Officers in the Military

18,934

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Salary

Average Salary

$73,403

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Education

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving.  Job training for weapon repair and maintenance officers primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments.  Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development.  Job-specific training content may include:   Ordnance transportation, handling, and storageMaintenance and repair of weapons systems and ordnanceArming/disarming techniquesBasic electronics/electricity fundamentalsHazards and identification of United States and foreign munitions

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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