Military Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

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.

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Work Environment

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

Comparable Industries

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
  • Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
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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

Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers in the Military

34,499

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Salary

Average Salary

$71,254

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Education

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 instrumentsUse of blueprints and schematicsTest and repair of advanced communications and digital technologiesTest and repair of aerial sensor equipmentElectronic principlesUse and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment

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