Allied Trade Specialist are the individuals who make a part for a piece of equipment when it is needed the most.
There may not be the spare part sitting around that is needed to fix your machine or equipment, that is when the Allied Trade Specialist fabricates the piece for you from scratch using different tools and machine shop equipment.
Soldiers in this field must be familiar with machine types, how to set them up and how to properly operate them.
In addition to properly operating the machines, they must know how to safely operate them, and are required to follow all safety procedures.
Military Duties Translated:
The course to train soldiers as a 91E follows the National Institute of Metal-working Skills (NIMS) curriculum.
Through this curriculum, soldiers have opportunities to take written NIMS tests online that provide credentials that can be used in civilian careers.
NIMS certifications include areas surrounding machining.
This position also allows for certifications for Certified Welder and Certified Associate Welding Inspector through American Welding Society.