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94F - Computer/Detection Systems Repairer

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Spc. Dustin Salmon, a computer detection systems repairer with the 542nd Support Maintenance Company, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, solves a problem from a worksheet of high school-level math questions Feb. 12 during a month-long Basic Skills Education Program class held by the 593rd every other month at the Stone Education Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The class, started one year ago by the brigade, is intended to raise Soldiers’ General Technical scores and improve their math, vocabulary and reading comprehension skills.
U.S. Army / Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord

Basic Job Description

The Computer/Detection Systems Repairer (formerly Special Electronic Devices Repairer) performs or supervises field or sustainment level maintenance and repair on microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, Field Artillery (FA) digital devices, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, switchboards, telephones, associated wire instruments/equipment, night vision devices/equipment, laser and fiber optic systems, mine detection and dispensing systems, electronic distance and azimuth-orienting devices, battlefield illumination devices, and nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) warning and measuring devices.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Inspects equipment for faults and completeness. Tests equipment to determine operational condition. Troubleshoots to determine location and extent of equipment faults. Repairs equipment by adjusting, aligning, repairing, or replacing defective components. Tests repaired items to ensure compliance with technical specifications. Prepares appropriate maintenance forms and records. Performs preventive maintenance checks and services on tools, test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, vehicles, and power generators.

maintenance duties that are more complex and beyond the scope and experience of those encountered by the skill level one repairer. Provides technical assistance to both subordinates and supported users. Performs quality control tests on repaired equipment. Requests and maintains authorized bench stock, repair parts, supplies, and technical publications.

Training Information

Job training for a computer/detection systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 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.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electronic principles
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Equipment repair

ASVAB Score Required: 102 in aptitude area EL

Security Clearance: Secret

Strength Requirement: heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Successful completion of one year of high school algebra and general science

Similar Civilian Occupations

  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
  • First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

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