Army MOS 94Y IFTE Operator and Maintainer
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  • Perform electronic maintenance, adjustments and tests
  • Operate and perform preventive maintenance checks and services on assigned vehicles and power
  • Perform march order and emplacement of the base shop test facility
  • Install supported weapon system test program sets
  • Replace defective components and performing base shop test facility alignments
  • Read technical diagrams and manuals in order to locate, isolate and repair instrument parts
  • Replace equipment parts such as resistors, switches and circuit boards

Job training for an IFTE Operator/Maintainer requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic
Soldiering skills, and 34 weeks of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in
repairing and replacing equipment parts. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the
skills you'll learn are:

  • Principles of electronics
  • Use and maintenance of electrical and electronic test equipment
  • Equipment repair exercises

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level IFTE Operator/Maintainers provide guidance, supervise and train other Soldiers within the same
discipline. As an advanced level IFTE Operator/Maintainer, you may be involved in:

  • Install base shop test facility equipment modifications
  • Prepare maintenance and supply forms and records
  • Provide technical assistance for corrective maintenance procedures

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you'll learn as an IFTE Operator/Maintainer will help you pursue 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 extensive Army training and experience and some
additional study, you may be able to qualify for Electronics Technician Association (ETA) certification.

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RADAR Repairer (94M)
Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Maintenance Support Specialist (94H)
Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer (94D)
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Electronic instruments are used in all areas of the Army, including health care, weather forecasting, flight control and
combat. Electronic instrument repairers fix and maintain electronics, such as measuring equipment, navigational
controls, photographic equipment and biomedical instruments.

The IFTE Operator/Maintainer is an important member of the Army electronic maintenance team and is primarily
responsible for maintaining the Base Shop Test Facility (BSTF), performing sustainment level electronic maintenance
on Shop Replaceable Units (SRU), system supported Line Replaceable Units (LRU), and Test program Sets (TPS).

Some of your duties as an IFTE Operator/Maintainer may include: