Army equipment and Soldiers require heating and cooling. It’s up to the Utilities Equipment Repairer-an essential member of the Army maintenance team-to make sure all the heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment remains in excellent working order. Utilities Equipment Repairers maintain and repair air conditioners, heaters and associated equipment. The Utilities Equipment Repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on utilities equipment and special purpose support systems.
Some of your duties as a Utilities Equipment Repairer may include:
Perform maintenance on bottle cleaning/charging stations
Inspect and repair air conditioner electrical systems and air conditioner vapor systems
Inspect and repair refrigeration unit electrical systems and portable heater fuel/electrical systems
Inspect and repair fire extinguisher recharging systems and fire extinguishers/valves
Job training for a Utilities Equipment Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing electrical products. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Maintenance and repair procedures
Use of electrical test equipment
Advanced level Utilities Equipment Repairers provide guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within their discipline. As an advanced level Utilities Equipment Repairer, you may be involved in: Inspect and troubleshoot petroleum, oil and lubrication equipment, smoke generators, laundry and bath units, chemical equipment, water purification equipment systems, portable forced air heaters
Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you learn as a Utilities Equipment Repairer will help prepare you for a civilian career in many industries, including hospitals, manufacturing firms, and governmental agencies. With some additional certification, you could become a self-employed electric tool repairer, electrical instrument repairer, electric medical equipment repairer or electric motor repairer.
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Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)
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