Basic Job Description
The Artillery Mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems, including automotive, turret, fire control and chemical protection subsystems.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Perform unit maintenance and recovery of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems, including automotive, turret, carriage mounted armament, associated fire control systems and chemical protection subsystems. Perform maintenance on automotive, turret, carriage mounted armament and associated fire control and related systems and components on the M109-series self-propelled Howitzers, M992 FA Ammunition Carrier and M88A1 Medium Track Recovery Vehicle. Maintain diesel power plants/packs, compression ignition engines and engine fuel systems, air induction systems, exhaust systems, cooling systems, engine starting and charging systems, track hull electrical. Maintain hydraulic systems, automatic cross drive transmission assemblies, auxiliary drive assemblies, track vehicle suspension and suspension lock out systems. Maintain mechanical/hydraulic steering and braking systems, fire extinguisher / suppression systems and gas particulate filter systems. Diagnose malfunctions, troubleshoot and perform other unit maintenance on carriage-mounted armament, associated fire control and related systems and components on all self-propelled field artillery weapon systems.
Job training for an artillery mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are: Electronic and mechanical principles
and concepts, use of electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment, operation,
testing and maintenance of specific types of weapons systems, understanding
schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams and peration and maintenance
of fire control systems on ships.
ASVAB Score Required: 99 in aptitude area MM OR 88 in aptitude area MM and 88 in aptitude area GT
Security Clearance: None
Strength Requirement: very heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222222
- Normal color vision required
- This job is closed to women
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