Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Support Specialist

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Job Description

Distance, pressure, altitude, underwater depth — they’re all measured by precision instruments. The test measurement and diagnostic equipment support specialist keeps all the Army’s precision instruments in top condition.

Job Duties
  • Adjust and repair weapon-aiming devices, such as range finders, telescopes and ballistic computers
  • Calibrate weather instruments (e.g., barometers and thermometers)
  • Repair and calibrate engineering instruments, such as transits, levels, telemeters and stereoscopes
  • Repair gyrocompasses, watches, clocks and timers
  • Calibrate electrical test instruments
  • Job 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.


    Job training for a test measurement and diagnostic equipment maintenance support specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 34 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 precision instruments.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Calibration and repair of precision-measuring instruments
    • Use of blueprints and schematics
    Helpful Skills
    • Interest in mathematics, science, electronics and shop mechanics
    • Ability to solve mechanical problems and work with tools
    • Interest in machines and how they work