For healthcare personnel to detect, diagnose, and treat patients properly, they need functioning equipment. That’s where you come in. As a Medical Equipment Repairer in the Army National Guard, you will do your part to make sure the Soldiers get the very best health care possible by servicing and maintaining all medical equipment.
The equipment you'll be working with will possibly involve mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, digital, optical, and radiological principles. Specific duties may involve: performing preventive maintenance checks; troubleshooting malfunctioning or defective medical equipment; determining power and space requirements for medical equipment installations; installing medical equipment; and preparing and submitting medical equipment reports.
• Service and maintain medical equipment
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
• Equipment repair exercises
• Experience working with electronic equipment
• Interest in mathematics and solving problems
• Strong attention to detail
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as an electronic instrument repairer with civilian manufacturing, medical research, satellite communications firms, or even commercial airline companies. With additional study, you may be able to qualify for the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians certification as a Certified Electronics Technician at the Associate Level or Journeyman Level-Medical.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Medical Equipment Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn basic Soldiering skills, and 41 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.