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Weapons Maintenance Technicians


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Work Environment

Weapons maintenance technicians work in workshops when testing and repairing electronic components. They may work outdoors while inspecting and repairing combat vehicles ships artillery aircraft and missile silos.

  • Military Status


  • Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


    Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location.

    $22,641 - $229,900


Weapons maintenance technicians are responsible for servicing and maintaining the Military’s weapons. They ensure these assets are fully operational at all times. These experts plan, organize, and perform every service necessary to keep these systems in pristine working condition so they are ready when needed.

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. Weapons maintenance technicians in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts
  • Use and understanding of schematics drawings blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operation testing and maintenance of weapons systems and fire control systems
  • Operation use and maintenance of electronic electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
  • Equipment repair

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to do work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with electronic or electrical equipment
  • Interest in working with weapon systems

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