The computer/detection systems repairer performs maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, Global Positioning System receivers, night vision devices/equipment and laser and fiber optic systems.
- Test equipment to determine operational condition and troubleshoot to determine faults
- Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards
- Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
- Test repaired items to ensure compliance
- Perform preventive maintenance checks on equipment
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a computer/detection systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Electronic principles
- Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
- Equipment repair
- Interest in mathematics, solving problems and electronic equipment repair
- High attention to detail