Job Details

Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Support Specialist

  2019-05-25     United States Army     Roanoke,VA  
Description:

Distance, pressure, altitude, underwater depth they re all measured by precision instruments. The test measurement and diagnostic equipment support specialist keeps all the Army s precision instruments in top condition.

Job Duties
  • Adjust and repair weapon-aiming devices, such as range finders, telescopes and ballistic computers
  • Calibrate weather instruments (e.g., barometers and thermometers)
  • Repair and calibrate engineering instruments, such as transits, levels, telemeters and stereoscopes
  • Repair gyrocompasses, watches, clocks and timers
  • Calibrate electrical test instruments

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a test measurement and diagnostic equipment maintenance support specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 34 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 precision instruments.

Some of the skills you ll learn are:

  • Calibration and repair of precision-measuring instruments
  • Use of blueprints and schematics
Helpful Skills
  • Interest in mathematics, science, electronics and shop mechanics
  • Ability to solve mechanical problems and work with tools
  • Interest in machines and how they work


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