Basic Job Description
As an essential member of the Army's weapons maintenance team, the Patriot System Repairer is primarily responsible for performing field level maintenance on the Patriot System, a combat missile system that features a phased array radar set and control station. This system is used in the field during combat.
Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:
Performs direct and general support level maintenance on the PATRIOT Information and Coordination Central, Engagement Control Station, Radar Set, Antenna Mast Group, Launching Station and Communications Relay Group. Performs tests and adjusts components to specific tolerances and determines shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements with common and system peculiar test equipment. Isolates malfunctions using automatic and semi-automatic program maintenance diagnostic software, unit self test and built in test equipment. Develops specialized computer software tests to evaluate suspected faults. Isolates system interface malfunctions. Determines serviceability and disposition of defective assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements. Repairs unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components. Operates and performs unit level maintenance on standard and system peculiar test equipment. Performs quality control measures and serves on maintenance and inspection teams. Completes maintenance and supply forms. Provides technical assistance to supported units.
Provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel in the performance of their duties. Performs initial, in process and final type inspections of designated system items and their assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements. Performs as maintenance technical inspector.
Job training for a PATRIOT system repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 53 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: Principles and concepts of electronics and mechanics, use electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment, understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams and operate, test and maintain weapons systems.
ASVAB Score Required: 107 in aptitude area EL
Security Clearance: Secret
Strength Requirement: moderately heavy
Physical Profile Requirement: 222221
- Normal color vision required
- Must be U.S. Citizen
- Must be previously qualified in MOS 94C, 94E, 94H, 94J, or 94Y in grades sergeant or staff sergeant
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- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment
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