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Computer/Detection Systems Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
The computer/detection systems repairer performs maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, Global Positioning System receivers, night vision devices/equipment, and laser and fiber optic systems.

JOB DUTIES
  • Test equipment to determine operational condition and troubleshoot to determine faults
  • Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards
  • Use test, measurement and diagnostic equipment; test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Test repaired items to ensure compliance
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks on equipment


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 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 and replacing equipment parts.

Advanced Individual Training: 17 weeks, Fort Gordon, GA

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


HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in mathematics, solving problems and electronic equipment repair
  • High attention to detail


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 102

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948B Electronic Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help you pursue a career with 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, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification as an Associate Certified Electronics Technician.