Army Reserve
Information Services Technician CW Breckel

Computer/Detection Systems Repairer (94F)

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

Overview

The computer/detection systems repairer performs maintenance and repair on a variety of critical systems and equipment, including microcomputers and electromechanical telecommunications equipment, field artillery digital devices, Global Positioning System receivers, night vision devices/equipment and laser and fiber optic systems.

Job Duties

  • Test equipment to determine operational condition and troubleshoot to determine faults
  • Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards
  • Use test, measurement, and diagnostic equipment, test program sets and interactive electronic technical manuals to troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Test repaired items to ensure compliance
  • Perform preventive maintenance checks on 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 a computer/detection systems repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 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 repairing and replacing equipment parts.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electronic principles
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Equipment repair

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in mathematics, solving problems and electronic equipment repair
  • High attention to detail

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 102

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 help you pursue a career with manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms or commercial airline companies. The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or the National Weather Service.

Through your extensive Army training, experience and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association certification as an Associate Certified 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.

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