AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Job Description: The Army National Guard uses a wide range of systems that help protect and serve the force, and as a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you'll be in charge of making sure those systems keep running at peak performance.
As a Quartermaster and Chemical Equipment Repairer, you will support the maintenance of chemical decontamination equipment and quartermaster machinery. In order to perform these functions, you will train to maintain laundry and bath equipment, pumps, engines, burners, filter units, and water purification units. Your skills will contribute to maintaining special purpose equipment, decontamination and protective filter systems, smoke generator systems, and chemical electrical systems.
Job Duties Service internal combustion engine ignition/fuel/cooling/electrical systems Perform damage assessment and repair
Some of the Skills You'll Learn Internal combustion engine theory
Helpful Skills Interest in shop mechanics, fixing engines, and machinery
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with the marine transportation, commercial fishing, oil exploration, or oil drilling industries. You'll be able to consider a future as a marine engine mechanic.
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.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which will include a combination of hands-on and classroom training where you will learn marine engine maintenance and repair, as well as internal combustion engine theory, and the use and care of hand and power tools.
A monthly paycheck
Montgomery GI Bill
Federal and State tuition assistance
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)
Health care benefits available
VA home loans
Bonuses, if applicable
Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
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)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
Associated topics: breakdown, calibrate, field service technician, machine maintenance, machine repair, maintenance mechanic, mechanical, millwright, service technician, upgrade
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.