68A Medical Equipment Repairer
A host of equipment is used by Army National Guard medical personnel to provide health care to our Soldiers. As a Medical Equipment Repairer, 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 principals. 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. Plus, you'll be building a better future. The skills you learn as a Medical Equipment Repairer will prepare you as an electronic instrument repairer with civilian manufacturing, medical research, and satellite communications firms, or even commercial airline companies. And 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 Get paid to learn! In the Army National Guard, you will learn 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 15-30 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. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change. Benefits/Requirements Benefits Paid training A monthly paycheck Montgomery GI Bill Retirement benefits for part-time service Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) 401(k)-type savings plan Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) Healthcare Benefits Available Requirements High School Diploma or GED Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend. Programs and benefits are subject to change. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.