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AVENGER System Repairer Details


OVERVIEW
As an essential member of the Army's weapons maintenance team, the AVENGER system repairer is primarily responsible for performing and supervising maintenance on the AVENGER system, a lightweight, highly mobile and transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapons system that provides short-range air defense protection against air and land attacks.

JOB DUTIES
  • Determine malfunctions in electronics, electrical and cryogenic assemblies, module, and circuit elements
  • Maintain gyroscopes, sights and other electro-optical fire control components
  • Repair and maintain missile mounts, platforms and launch mechanisms
  • Test and adjust weapons firing, guidance and launch systems
  • Inspect, test and adjust components
  • Remove and replace defective line units


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 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: 18 weeks

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 equipment or electrical equipment
  • High attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Electronics (EL): 98

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
948D Electronic Missile Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The weapons repair skills you learn will help you progress at firms that design, build and test weapons systems for the military.