Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
The quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on chemical equipment, quartermaster machinery, forced air-heaters and special purpose equipment.
- Maintain and repair electrical/fuel heater systems, pumps, decontamination systems, protective filter systems, reverse osmosis water purification systems, laundry washer/extractor systems and dryer/tumbler systems
- Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems
- Perform damage assessment and repair
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 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 marine engine maintenance and repair.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Internal combustion engine theory
- Use and care of hand and power tools
- Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines and machinery
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Enjoy physical work
Required ASVAB Score(s)Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 92
Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 87, General Technical (GT) : 85
Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration or oil drilling industries. You’ll be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.