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Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers


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Work Environment

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

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Precision instrument and equipment repairers calibrate, maintain and adjust instrumentation that is used for precise functions. These instruments include measurement, hazard detection, communication, laser, testing, diagnostic, and laboratory equipment. These individuals must have excellent fine motor skills and attention to detail. They often specialize by the type of equipment they repair.

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. Precision instrument and equipment repairers in the Military will gain skills through classroom study, including practice in repairing precision instruments, and equipment and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Calibration and repair of precision measuring instruments
  • Use of blueprints and schematics
  • Test and repair of advanced communications and digital technologies
  • Test and repair of aerial sensor equipment
  • Electronic principles
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to solve mechanical problems
  • Ability to use repair tools
  • Interest in electronics, communications equipment, and digital services

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