As an essential member of the Army’s weapons maintenance team, the AVENGER system repairer is primarily responsible for performing and supervising maintenance on the AVENGER system, a lightweight, highly mobile and transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapon system that provides short-range air defense protection against air and land attacks.
- Determine malfunctions in electronics, electrical and cryogenic assemblies, module and circuit elements
- Maintain gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components
- Repair and maintain missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms
- Test and adjust weapons firing, guidance and launch systems
- Inspect, test and adjust components
- Remove and replace defective line units
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 an AVENGER system repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
- Use electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
- Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
- Operate, test and maintain weapons systems
- Interest in mathematics, science and electronic equipment or electrical equipment
- High attention to detail
- Interest in working with weapons