Army forces use a wide array of weapons, from small arms to field artillery to large ballistic missiles. Most of these weapons have mechanical components and systems that help aim and fire these weapons. It’s the Small Arms/Artillery Repairer’s responsibility to keep these weapons operating properly.
Some of your duties as a Small Arms/Artillery Repairer may include:
Perform Field and Sustainment maintenance on small arms
Perform Field and Sustainment maintenance infantry weapons
Perform Field and Sustainment maintenance on towed artillery
Job training for a Small Arms/Artillery Repairer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 15 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. 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
Use of schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
Operation, testing and maintenance of specific types of weapons systems
Advanced level Small Arms/Artillery Repairers provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Small Arms/Artillery Repairer, you may be involved in:
Diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions of small arms and other infantry weapons and towed artillery Provides technical guidance to the Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties
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The skills you learn, as a Small Arms/Artillery Repairer will help prepare you for a future as an electronic mechanic, an avionics technician or a missile facilities repairer with civilian firms that design, build and test weapons for the military.