The radar repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and performs maintenance on ground surveillance radar and associated equipment.
- Inspect, test, and adjust system components and test equipment to specific tolerances
- Perform initial, in-process, on-site technical and quality control inspections
- Troubleshoot radar and associated equipment assemblies, subassemblies, modular and circuit elements for deficiencies and malfunctions
- Repair, remove and replace defective components and parts
- Prepare and maintain equipment logs, equipment modification and utilization records, exchange tags and calibration data cards
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 radar repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and a two phase Advanced Individual Training. Phase one is 37 weeks and phase two is 33 weeks. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Application of electronic principles and concepts
- Inspection techniques and procedures
- Use of electronic test equipment
- Repair and replacement of radar equipment
- General understanding of math and physics
- Interest in working with electronic equipment and radar communication
- Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts