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Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Support Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Distance, pressure, altitude, underwater depth-they're all measured by precision instruments. The test measurement and diagnostic equipment maintenance support specialist keeps all the Army's precision instruments in top condition.

JOB DUTIES
  • Adjust and repair weapon-aiming devices, such as range finders, telescopes and ballistic computers
  • Calibrate weather instruments (e.g., barometers and thermometers)
  • Repair and calibrate engineering instruments, such as transits, levels, telemeters and stereoscopes
  • Repair gyrocompasses, watches, clocks and timers
  • Calibrate electrical test instruments


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 33 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in repairing precision instruments.

Advanced Individual Training: 33 weeks, Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Calibration and repair of precision measuring instruments
  • Use of blueprints and schematics


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics, science, electronics and shop mechanics
  • Ability to solve mechanical problems and work with tools
  • Interest in machines and how they work


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 107

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will prepare you for a career as an instrument mechanic or a calibration specialist at companies such as manufacturing firms, airlines, machinery repair shops or maintenance shops. Through your extensive Army training and experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.