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The Army mission covers the entire world and uses a wide range of specialized equipment to protect and serve Soldiers across the globe. These include laundry units, water purification systems, portable heaters and decontamination units. The men and women who keep this array of equipment operating at peak performance are that of the Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer.

After successfully completing 10 weeks of Army Basic Combat Training, you will attend Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia where the Army will train you using the latest technology and equipment to diagnose and perform repairs on every type of quartermaster and chemical equipment to ensure that whether it’s in the field or in garrison, it’s ready to support our troops. For this, you’ll train to disassemble and repair equipment like portable heaters and centrifugal pumps, chemical equipment and even small diesel engines vital to the mission and welfare of our Soldiers.

After your Initial Entry Training and Advanced Individual Training, you’ll work supporting Army operations repairing all sorts of equipment.

Serving as a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer can help you transition from the military to the civilian employment sector because your skills in leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving are skills and values in demand by civilian employers.

Every unit in the Army relies on the Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer to keep their special equipment operating wherever they are.

So come join as a Specialty Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer.

Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • 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.

Job Duties

  • 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 10 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

Helpful Skills

  • 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.

Earn Cash For In Demand Jobs

You could earn up to $40,000 in cash bonuses just for enlisting under certain Military Occupational Specialties. Visit Jobs in Demand to see if this job qualifies for an enlistment bonus.

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 the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration or oil drilling industries. You’ll be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.


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


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