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RADAR Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
The radar repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and performs maintenance on ground surveillance radar and associated equipment.

JOB DUTIES
  • Inspect, test and adjust system components and test equipment to specific tolerances
  • Perform initial, in-process and on-site technical and quality control inspections
  • Troubleshoot radar and associated equipment assemblies, subassemblies, and modular and circuit elements for deficiencies and malfunctions
  • Repair, remove and replace defective components and parts
  • Prepare and maintain equipment logs, equipment modification and utilization records, exchange tags, and calibration data cards


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 44 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.

Advanced Individual Training: 11 weeks, Fort Lee, VA, and 33 weeks, Fort Sill, OK

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Application of electronic principles and concepts
  • Inspection techniques and procedures
  • Use of electronic test equipment
  • Repair and replacement of radar equipment


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • General understanding of math and physics
  • Interest in working with electronic equipment and radar communication
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts


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

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will prepare you for a career as a communications technician with engineering firms, the federal government, or aircraft and military hardware manufacturers.