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Mechanics Careers

  • Soldier working on an AH-64 Apache helicopter.

    AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (15R)

    The AH-64 attack helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the AH-64 attack helicopters (also known as the “Apache”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier preparing to load high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles, known as Humvees.

    Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer (94D)

    The air traffic control equipment repairer performs or supervises field and sustainment level maintenance and installation of air traffic control communications, navigation aids and landing systems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier welds a tool designed to help replace a large fan assembly in a M88 track vehicle.

    Allied Trade Specialist (91E)

    The allied trade specialist is primarily responsible for supervising and performing the fabrication, repair and modification of metallic and nonmetallic parts. They operate lathes, drill presses, grinders and other machine shop equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier preparing a M119A3 Howitzer.

    Artillery Mechanic (91P)

    The artillery mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems — including automotive, turret, fire control and chemical protection subsystems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier repairing a Apache helicopter inside a hangar.

    Avionic Mechanic (15N)

    The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical-communications-security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Biomedical Equipment Specialist (68A)

    The biomedical equipment specialist is primarily responsible for servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer (91M)

    The Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer handles the maintenance and repair of the M2/M3, A2/A3 Bradley fighting vehicle, the M6 Bradley linebacker air defense vehicle and the M-7 Bradley fire support team vehicle.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • chinook helicopter on edge of cliff

    CH-47 Helicopter Repairer (15U)

    The CH-47 helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the CH-47 Helicopters (also known as the “Chinook”). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers working on equipment.

    Construction Equipment Repairer (91L)

    Construction equipment repairers are responsible for maintaining trucks, bulldozers, power shovels and other heavy equipment that are needed for construction operations.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier training on the M777 towed 155 mm howitzers.

    Fire Control Repairer (91G)

    The fire control repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on combat vehicles, and infantry and artillery fire control systems and equipment.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator/Maintainer (94Y)

    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.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: No
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers assembling the Milan 2 Antitank System.

    Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer (94A)

    The land combat electronic missile system repairer supervises or performs field and sustainment level maintenance on a variety of systems, including the M-220 antitank missile system, Javelin systems and the Bradley fighting vehicle TOW subsystem.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Army M1A1 Abrams Tank

    M1 ABRAMS Tank System Maintainer (91A)

    The M-1 Abrams tank system maintainer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on Abrams tanks.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer (94P)

    As an essential member of the Army’s weapons maintenance team, the multiple launch rocket system repairer supervises and performs maintenance on various rocket systems, including the Multiple Launch Rocket System, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and the self-propelled launcher-loader.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • PATRIOT System Repairer (94S)

    As an essential member of the Army’s weapons maintenance team, the PATRIOT system repairer is primarily responsible for performing field level maintenance on the PATRIOT system, a combat missile system that features a phased array radar set and control station.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier closing a Fuel System Supply Point valve.

    Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer (91J)

    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.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Short Range Air Defense System Repairer (94T)

    As an essential member of the Army’s weapons maintenance team, the short range air defense system repairer is primarily responsible for performing and supervising maintenance on the AVENGER system, a lightweight, highly mobile and transportable surface-to-air missile/gun weapon system that provides short-range air defense protection against air and land attacks.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Small Arms/Artillery Repairer (91F)

    The small arms/artillery repairer is responsible for keeping a wide array of weapons — from small arms to field artillery and large ballistic missiles — operating properly.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Stryker Systems Maintainer (91S)

    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.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: No
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldiers sustaining a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter generator.

    Tactical Power Generation Specialist (91D)

    The tactical power generation specialist is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and overhaul of power-generation equipment, internal combustion engines and associated equipment in mobile and stationary power plants.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Track Vehicle Repairer (91H)

    The track vehicle repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on tracked vehicles and supervising activities that include fuel and electrical system repair and maintenance.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier stands ready to answer questions about vehicles and dispatches.

    Utilities Equipment Repairer (91C)

    The utilities equipment repairer is responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on utilities equipment and special purpose support systems.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Soldier working on a pump.

    Watercraft Engineer (88L)

    Watercraft engineers are primarily responsible for supervising or performing maintenance on Army watercraft and auxiliary equipment on marine vessels.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None
  • Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (91B)

    The wheeled vehicle mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations on wheeled vehicles and associated items, as well as heavy-wheeled vehicles and select armored vehicles.

    • Active Duty: Yes
    • Army Reserve: Yes
    • National Guard: Yes
    • Officer/Enlisted: Enlisted
    • Restrictions: None