Military Radar and Sonar System Repairers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Radar and sonar system repairers troubleshoot and repair radar and associated equipment assemblies, subassemblies, or modular and circuit elements, using test equipment to isolate and fix malfunctions. Radar and sonar system repairers in the Military monitor sophisticated equipment, typically in security-controlled areas, to ensure that the equipment utilized by service members is in perfect working order.

Work Environment

Radar and sonar system 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

Comparable Industries

  • Telecommunications
  • Utility System Construction
  • 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

Military Workforce

Radar and Sonar System Repairers in the Military

30,412

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Salary

Average Salary

$47,636

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 36%
  • Associate's degree 19%
  • Some college 16%
  • Post-secondary certificate 15%
  • Less than high school 6%
  • Bachelor's degree 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 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 radar and sonar system repairers consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing radar and sonar systems. 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 and replacement of radar equipmentOperating multi-channel transmission equipment and diagnostic equipment

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Knowledge

  • Telecommunications
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Administration and Management

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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