Electrical Instrument and Equipment Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

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Work Environment

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

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Electrical Instrument and Equipment Repairers in the Military

125,106

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Salary

Average Salary

$55,994

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Associate's degree 45%
  • Post-secondary certificate 45%
  • Some college 7%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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 principlesMaintenance and repair proceduresLine installation and wiring techniquesUse of electronic test equipmentCommunication security (COMSEC) policies and proceduresComputer networks, hardware, and softwareRepair of telecommunications, radar, ground sensor, and COMSEC equipmentOperating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

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Knowledge

  • Mechanical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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