Weapons maintenance technicians are responsible for servicing and maintaining the Military’s weapons. They ensure these assets are fully operational at all times. These experts plan, organize, and perform every service necessary to keep these systems in pristine working condition so they are ready when needed.
This career is part of the Government and Public Administration cluster National Security pathway.
A person in this career:
- Performs routine equipment inspections and emergency operating procedures
- Conducts component removal, repair, replacement procedures, often using special tools and test equipment
- Supervises and performs unit maintenance and recovery of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems, including automotive, turret, carriage-mounted armament, associated fire control systems, and chemical protection subsystems
- Prepares and maintains equipment logs, equipment modification and utilization records, exchange logs, and calibration data cards; completes maintenance and supply forms and records
- Maintains, operates, and supervises maintenance on ground and air missiles, spacelift boosters, payloads, guidance and control systems, and subsystems
- Troubleshoots, repairs, and services missile weapon systems, space lift and research and development (R&D) equipment, facilities, and support equipment (SE)
- Loads and unloads nuclear and non-nuclear munitions, explosives, and propellant devices on aircraft
- Inspects, assembles, disassembles, maintains, and modifies nuclear weapons, bombs, missiles, reentry vehicles and systems, launchers, pylons, penetration aids, and associated test and handling equipment
- Performs preventive and corrective maintenance
- Performs and manages maintenance, inspection, storage, handling, modification, accountability, custody, and repair of nuclear weapons, weapon components, associated equipment, and general or specialized test and handling equipment