The weapons used by soldiers in the U.S. Army are among the most sophisticated and technically advanced in the world. It's important that they are kept up to date and any repairs are made quickly and effectively. That's where the small arms/artillery repairer comes in. These soldiers perform direct support and general support maintenance and repairs on items such as field artillery and other infantry weapons. It's up to them to ensure that everything from small arms to large ballistic missiles are operating as they should be.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

In addition to performing direct and general support maintenance on small arms and other infantry weapons, these soldiers supervise subordinates and provide technical guidance to other soldiers. They diagnose and troubleshoot malfunctions of small arms and other infantry weapons, and towed artillery, which are large guns that need to be towed on a truck or flatbed from place to place.

Military Duties Translated:

Perform regular system inspections Maintain systems and equipment Use gauges and diagnostic tests to detect malfunctions Repair or replace broken aircraft parts Perform troubleshooting Keep maintenance and repair logs Use power and hand tools (e.g. cranes, grinders) Understand and apply guidelines from manuals and blueprints Ensure compliance with regional safety regulations Collaborate with other mechanics and electricians

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Mechanic