Army Reserve
Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer

Avionic and Survivability Equipment Repairer (94R)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • National Guard
  • Entry Level


An avionic and survivability equipment repairer is an essential member of the Army communications maintenance team and is primarily responsible for performing field and sustainment level maintenance on avionic navigation flight control systems, stabilization systems and equipment.

Job Duties

  • Maintain, test and repair communication equipment
  • Install and repair circuits and wiring
  • Calibrate and align equipment components
  • Test and isolate faulty assemblies and components
  • Replace parts, rewire equipment and interconnect components on semiautomatic telephone switchboard


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 an avionic and survivability equipment repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 29 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:

  • Application of electronic principles and concepts
  • Inspection techniques and procedures
  • Operating electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Repair and replacement of radar and sonar equipment

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics and physics
  • Ability to apply electronic principles and concepts
  • Interest in working with electrical and electronic equipment

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL): 98

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 prepare you for a future with engineering companies, the federal government or aircraft and military hardware manufacturers.

Through your extensive Army training and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification as an associate certified electronics technician, journeyman-avionics electronics technician, journeyman-network systems or a journeyman-radar electronics technician.


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

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