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Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator/Maintainer Details


OVERVIEW
The integrated family of test equipment operator/maintainer is primarily responsible for maintaining the base shop test facility, performing electronic maintenance on shop-replaceable units, system-supported line-replaceable units and test program sets.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform electronic maintenance, adjustments and tests
  • Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and power generators
  • Install supported weapon system test program sets
  • Replace defective components and perform base shop test facility alignments
  • Read technical diagrams and manuals in order to locate, isolate and repair instrument parts


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 34 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instruction.

Advanced Individual Training: 34 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Principles of electronics
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Equipment repair exercises


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics and working with electronic equipment
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in solving problems


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

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you'll learn will help you pursue a career at manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms or commercial airline companies. The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Weather Service.

Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.