Today's Military:

Mechanic and Repair Technologists and Technicians Careers


The Military’s transportation system is made up of many different kinds of carriers, including ships, aircraft, trucks and buses. Repair and maintenance schedules for each type of vehicle must be carefully planned and managed. Officers in the Mechanic and Repair Technologists and Technicians field direct personnel who repair and maintain the Military’s transportation equipment. Officers in this field enjoy physical work and managing a staff of repair technicians.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Direct repair shop and garage operations
  • Set work schedules for repair shop staff
  • Oversee the ordering and use of repair parts, equipment and supplies
  • Check repairs to make sure they are complete and finished on schedule
  • Oversee the preparation of maintenance records and reports
  • Develop maintenance standards and policies
  • Plan and develop training programs for staff
  • Brief commanders on repair status and estimated completion time

Helpful Attributes

Useful school subjects include business administration, transportation management, vehicle and maintenance operations, and mechanical engineering. Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in developing detailed plans
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

  • Management of Aircraft or Aircraft Electronics (Avionics) Maintenance
  • Management of Vehicle, Railroad and Other Equipment Maintenance
  • Use of Management Information Systems
Mechanic and Repair Technologists and Technicians Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Transportation Maintenance Manager
  • Submarine Maintenance Manager - View Profile

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Transportation Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Superintendent

Related Career Fields

Mechanic and Repair Technologists and Technicians – Enlisted
Construction, Building and Extraction – Officer
Transportation, Supply and Logistics – Officer

Related Resources

Officer Commissioning Process
Officer Training
Service Academies and Military Colleges

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