91P Artillery Mechanic

OVERVIEW
The artillery mechanic is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance and recovery operations of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems—including automotive, turret, fire control and chemical protection subsystems.

JOB DUTIES

  • Perform unit maintenance and recovery of all self-propelled field artillery cannon weapon systems
  • Maintain diesel power plants/packs, compression ignition engines and engine fuel systems, air induction systems, exhaust systems, cooling systems, engine starting and charging systems, and track hull electrical
  • Diagnose malfunctions; troubleshoot and perform other unit maintenance on carriage-mounted armament, associated fire control, and related systems and components on all self-propelled field artillery weapon systems


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 14 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 14 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Electronic and mechanical principles and concepts
  • Use of electronic, electrical and mechanical test equipment
  • Operation, testing and maintenance of specific types of weapons systems
  • Understanding schematics, drawings, blueprints and wiring diagrams
  • Operation and maintenance of fire control systems on ships


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in science and math
  • An interest in working with electronic or electrical equipment
  • Ability to do work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in working with weapons


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 99

OR
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 88, General Technical (GT): 88

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
913A Armament Systems Maintenance Warrant Officer
915A Automotive Maintenance Warrant Officer

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an electronic mechanic, an avionics technician or a missile facility system mechanic with civilian firms that design, build and test weapons for the military.

+ Enlisted
X Officer
+ Active Duty
+ Army Reserve
+ Open to Women
+ Entry Level