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Survival Equipment Specialists

Manufacturing

Work Environment

Survival equipment specialists in the Military work in repair shops on land or aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $49,176

Overview

Survival equipment specialists in the Military inspect, fit, maintain, and repair survival equipment, such as parachutes, aircraft life support equipment, search and rescue equipment, and air-sea rescue equipment, along with survival kits, medical kits, flight clothing, protective wear, night vision equipment, aircrew oxygen systems, liquid oxygen converters, anti-exposure suits, and G-suits.

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. Survival equipment specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Length and type of training varies depending upon specialty. Job-specific training topics relate to practice in working with survival equipment, and may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to do work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working for the safety of others

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