Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

MCE-2862-001

ELECTRONICS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
2862

Exhibit Dates: 6/98–3/14.

Occupational Field: 28 (Ground Electronics Maintenance).

Career Pattern
SSGT: Staff Seargeant (E-6). GYSGT: Gunnery Sergeant (E-7).

Description
Electronics maintenance technicians are qualified to perform complex diagnosis, repairs, and modifications to ground data/communications equipment. These technicians supervise ground data/communications maintenance activities and instruct in the use and repair of ground data/communications equipment and systems. Typical duties include complex repairs and modifications to data/communication equipment, supervision of a maintenance section or shop, coordination of equipment evacuation for repair with other maintenance activities, requisitioning of parts, and monitoring maintenance reports. These technicians also provide technical assistance during the employment and installation of data/communication systems. This MOS is a career progression for MOSs 2844, 2846, and 2847. Preferred target for assignment to career progression training is at the 7-10 years time in service (TIS) mark. MOS 2891, Electronics Maintenance Chief, is assigned upon promotion to Master Sergeant.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include briefings, debriefings, electronic messages, interpersonal communications, multimedia presentations, oral communication techniques, presentation skills, report writing, and small group interaction. Computer applications topics include basic computer skills; data entry; hardware; inventory and budgeting software; inventory software; presentation development; software applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and software installation. Supervision topics include counseling, evaluation and performance appraisal, mentoring, organizational staffing, planning, rewards motivation, safety, and supervisory reports. Electronics maintenance and troubleshooting topics include circuit waveform analysis, power supply fault analysis, resistance measurements, signal tracing, and voltage/current/power measurements. Maintenance management topics include coordinating, inspection, organizing, planning, quality assurance, scheduling, and trend analysis. Electrical safety topics include adherence to safety procedures, electrical protective devices, proper electrical grounding techniques, proper use of hand tools, proper use of test equipment, and radio frequency power safety. Network hardware installation topics include inspection and troubleshooting ; network hardware (configuration); and workstation components, peripherals, network cabling, and related hardware. Network management topics include appropriate network software application, network configuration, network installation, and network management.

Recommendation
SSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in communications, 3 in computer applications, 3 in supervision, 3 in electronics maintenance and troubleshooting, 3 in maintenance management, 3 in electrical safety, 2 in network hardware installation, and 2 in network management (7/07)(7/07).


GYSGT: In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hour in communications, 3 in computer applications, 3 in supervision, 3 in electronics troubleshooting and maintenance, 3 in maintenance management, 3 in electrical safety, 2 in network hardware installation, and 2 in network management (7/07)(7/07).

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 06/18/2014
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