The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air-heaters and special purpose equipment.
- Maintain and repair electrical/fuel heater systems, pumps, decontamination systems, protective filter systems, reverse osmosis water purification systems, laundry washer/extractor systems and dryer/tumbler systems
- Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems
- Perform damage assessment and repair
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 quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 10 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 marine engine maintenance and repair.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Internal combustion engine theory
- Use and care of hand and power tools
- Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines and machinery
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Enjoy physical work