Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator/Maintainer (94Y)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Entry Level
The integrated family of test equipment operator/maintainer is primarily responsible for maintaining the base shop test facility, performing electronic maintenance on shop replaceable units, system supported line replaceable units and test program sets.
- Perform electronic maintenance, adjustments and tests
- Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and power generators
- Install supported weapon system test program sets
- Replace defective components and perform base shop test facility alignments
- Read technical diagrams and manuals in order to locate, isolate and repair instrument parts
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 an integrated family of test equipment operator/maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 34 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 of electronics
- Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
- Equipment repair exercises
- Interest in mathematics and working with electronic equipment
- High attention to detail
- Interest in solving problems
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’ll learn will help you pursue a career at manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms or commercial airline companies. The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Weather Service.
Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification.
PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program
Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.
- AT&T, Inc.
- Hewlett-Packard Company
- Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
- Sears Holdings Corporation
- Time Customer Service, Inc.
- Walgreen Co.