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Stryker fighting vehicle systems maintainer working on an engine

Stryker Systems Maintainer (91S)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The Stryker systems maintainer works as part of a team to maintain the Stryker family of vehicles and keep the vehicles and the operating systems running smoothly. 

Some of those vehicles include the M1128 Mobile gun system, the M1132 Engineer support vehicle, the M1133 Medical evacuation vehicle and the M1135 NBC recon vehicle.

Job Duties

  • Performs field and sustainment level maintenance on various vehicle systems to include the suspension systems, steering systems, hydraulic systems, fire extinguisher/suppression systems and vehicular mounted armament
  • Supervises compliance with shop safety program and use, and maintenance and security of power tools
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions
  • Supervises and provides technical guidance to junior grade Soldiers
  • Performs battlefield damage and assessment and repair

Requirements

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.

Training

Training for a Stryker systems maintainer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 17 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 inspection and repair of Stryker engines and systems.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Engine disassembly and repair
  • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
  • Repair and maintenance of armament systems

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, shop mechanics and engine mechanics
  • Ability to use hand and power tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 87, General Technical (GT) : 85
OR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 92

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

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 auto and construction equipment dealers and farm equipment companies. You’ll be able to pursue a position as a garage mechanic, carburetor mechanic, transmission mechanic, radiator mechanic or construction equipment mechanic.

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 experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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