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Avionic Communications Equipment Repairer (94L)

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

Overview

An avionic communications equipment repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and is primarily responsible for performing field and sustainment level maintenance on aircraft communications equipment.

Job Duties

  • Maintain, test and repair communication equipment
  • Calibrate and align equipment components
  • Troubleshoot faulty communications equipment
  • Replace faulty components and parts
  • Modify communication equipment
  • Perform operator maintenance on tools and test equipment

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

Job training for an avionic communications equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Mechanical, electronic and electrical principles
  • Preventive maintenance procedures
  • Line installation and wiring techniques

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, electricity, electronics repair and shop mechanics
  • Ability to solve problems and work with tools

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 98

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 prepare you for a future with companies that design and make communications and electronic equipment. Radio repair, radio mechanics, teletype repair or station installation are all potential jobs. You might also consider a career with a civilian engineering company, the federal government or an aircraft and military hardware manufacturer.

Through your Army training and some additional study, you may also qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification as an Associate Certified Electronics Technician or a Journeyman Avionics Electronics Technician.

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.

  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc.
  • Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Time Customer Service, Inc.
  • Walgreen Co.

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