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.