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Allied Trades Specialist; Automatic Test Systems Operator/Maintainer; Computer/Detection Systems Repairer; Electronic Warfare Technician; Intelligence Systems Integration and Maintenance Technician; MQ-1 Operator; Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer; PATRIOT System Repairer; RQ-7 Repairer; Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist
Operate, test, maintain, or adjust unmanned, automated, servomechanical, or electromechanical equipment. May operate unmanned submarines, aircraft, or other equipment to observe or record visual information at sites such as oil rigs, crop fields, buildings, or for similar infrastructure, deep ocean exploration, or hazardous waste removal. May assist engineers in testing and designing robotics equipment.
On the job, you would:
Test performance of electromechanical assemblies, using test instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic voltmeters, or bridges.
Install or program computer hardware or machine or instrumentation software in microprocessor-based systems.
Read blueprints, schematics, diagrams, or technical orders to determine methods and sequences of assembly.
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
Arts and Humanities
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Hand and Finger Use
keep your arm or hand steady
put together small parts with your fingers
Ideas and Logic
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
notice when problems happen
listen and understand what people say
communicate by writing
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
ESRI ArcGIS software
The MathWorks MATLAB
Computer aided design CAD software
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks
Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or associate's degree usually needed