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Electrical Instrument and Equipment Repairers


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Work Environment

Electronic instrument and equipment repairers usually work in repair shops and laboratories on land or aboard ships.

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Electrical instrument and equipment repairers install, maintain, and repair instruments and equipment, including communications equipment, radar and sonar systems, tactical data systems, and computers. They use a variety of approaches to troubleshoot and replace faulty components, subassemblies, and assemblies to restore instruments and equipment to optimum operating condition.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for electrical instrument and equipment repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing electronic instruments and equipment. Training content may include:

  • Application of mechanical, electronic, and electrical principles
  • Maintenance and repair procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Communication security (COMSEC) policies and procedures
  • Computer networks, hardware, and software
  • Repair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipment
  • Operating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use tools
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Interest working with electrical, electronic, and electrochemical equipment

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