Basic Job Description
An Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer (formerly Avionic Radar Repairer) is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and is primarily responsible for performing field and sustainment level maintenance on avionic navigation flight control systems, stabilization systems, equipment which operates using radar principles and aircraft survivability equipment.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Performs organizational maintenance on test, diagnostic and measurement equipment used to diagnose problems in avionic radar and assists in intermediate maintenance of avionic airborne radar equipment which include the following: (a) Terrain following avoidance radar; (b) Doppler navigation radar; (c) Weather radar; (d) Station keeping radar; (e) Radar altimeters; (f) Identification friend or foe transponders; and (g) TACAN. Localizes and diagnoses causes of equipment malfunction or nonfunction with common and specialized hand tools or test equipment. Traces circuitry, tests, aligns, and adjusts repaired equipment for proper functioning. Replaces faulty component and individual parts down to printed circuit boards. Alters or modifies material in accordance with modification work orders and prescribed procedures. Performs user maintenance on tools and test equipment.
Supervises lower rank soldiers and provides technical guidance to soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Provides technical assistance to supported units.
Job training for an avionic and survivability equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 29 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Application of electronic principles and concepts
- Inspection techniques and procedures
- Operating electrical and electronic test equipment
- Repair and replacement of radar and sonar equipment
ASVAB Score Required: 98 in aptitude area EL
Security Clearance: Secret
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222221
- Normal color vision required
- Must be U.S. Citizen
- History of alcohol or drug abuse is generally disqualifying (Note: Experimental use of marijuna, as a civilian, under the age of 18, documented on enlistment documents is not generally disqualifying)
- A positive result of urine test found during MEPS processing generally makes one ineligible for this MOS
- Documented instance of the use, sale, transfer, possession, or manufacture of any narcotic or other controlled substance or dangerous drug is disqualifying
Similar Civilian Occupations
- Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
- Avionics Technicians
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers