Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
For air traffic controllers to manage the skies, their equipment must function properly; and that’s where you come in. As an Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer, you help ensure flight safety by performing field and sustainment-level maintenance and installation of all air traffic control equipment for the Army National Guard.
As a member of the electronic maintenance team, the Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer is responsible for the maintenance and installation of air traffic control communications, navigation aids, and landing systems. In short, planes can’t take off or land without you.
• Test instruments, navigational controls, and simulators using electronic and electrical test equipment
• Replace equipment parts, such as resistors, switches, and circuit boards
• Perform quality control measures
• Install and adjust air traffic control communications and navigation aids systems
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Electronic principles and concepts
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with small and large airstrips or airports, manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms, or airline companies.
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 Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 38 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts. Training consists of both classroom and field work.