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PATRIOT System Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
As an essential member of the Army's weapons maintenance team, the PATRIOT system repairer is primarily responsible for performing field-level maintenance on the PATRIOT system, a combat missile system that features a phased array radar set and control station.

JOB DUTIES
  • Perform tests and adjust components to specific tolerances and determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements
  • Isolate malfunctions using automatic and semiautomatic program maintenance diagnostic software, unit self-test and built-in test equipment
  • Repair unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components
  • Perform quality control measures


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 13 Weeks, 3 days, Fort Lee, VA, and 38 weeks, 4 days, Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics
  • Using electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operating, testing and maintaining weapons systems


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics, science, and electronic or electrical equipment
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons


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

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help you progress at firms that design, build and test weapons systems for the military. The same skills may also prepare you for a future as an electronics mechanic, avionics technician or missile facilities repairer.

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