PATRIOT System Repairer (94S)
- Active Duty
- Army Reserve
- Open to Women
- Entry Level
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.
- Perform tests and adjust components to specific tolerances and determine shortcomings and malfunctions in electronic assemblies, subassemblies, modules and circuit elements
- Isolate malfunctions using automatic and semiautomatic program maintenance diagnostic software, unit self-test and built-in test equipment
- Repair unserviceable items by removing and replacing defective components
- Perform quality control measures
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 PATRIOT system repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 53 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 and concepts of electronics and mechanics
- Use electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
- Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
- Operate, test and maintain weapons systems
- Interest in mathematics, science and electronic or electrical equipment
- High attention to detail
- Interest in working with weapons
Required ASVAB Score(s)Electronics (EL) : 107
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 you progress at firms that design, build and test weapons systems for the military. The same skills may also prepare you for a future as an electronics mechanic, avionics technician or missile facilities repairer.
Through your extensive Army training, experience 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 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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