The Army National Guard is wired and it's the Integrated Family of Test Equipment (IFTE) Operator/Maintainer that helps keep it that way. Electronic instruments touch every aspect of Army life, from health care and weather forecasting to flight control and combat. This requires a dedicated team of experts to repair and maintain these instruments.
The IFTE Operator/Maintainer is primarily responsible for maintaining the base shop test facility. Specific duties may include: performing electronic maintenance, adjustments, and tests; operating and performing preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and power generators; performing march order and emplacement of the base shop test facility; installing supported weapon system test program sets; replacing defective components and performing base shop test facility alignments; reading technical diagrams and manuals; and replacing equipment parts, such as resistors, switches, and circuit boards.
Plus, you'll be building a better future. The skills you learn as an IFTE Operator/Maintainer will help you in a civilian career at manufacturing companies, medical research facilities, satellite communications firms, or commercial airline companies. The same skills may also prepare you for a future with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or the National Weather Service. Through your training, experience, and some additional study, you may be able to qualify for the Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certification.
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 an IFTE Operator/Maintainer consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 34 weeks of classroom instruction, including practice in repairing and replacing equipment parts.
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Up to 100 percent Tuition Assistance for college or vocational training (up to $4,500 per fiscal year, 1 October – 30 September)
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
High School Diploma or GED (If you do not have a diploma or GED, you may still apply - ask a Recruiter about how the Army National Guard can help you earn your 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)
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
For the latest list of all open jobs in your area, please visit the National Guard Job Board regularly at jobs.NationalGuard.com
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