13T Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember

Army National Guard - Spanish Fork, UT4.4

Part-timeEstimated: $28,000 - $36,000 a year
EducationBenefits
Job ID: 1059212
Job Views: 1978
Location: SPANISH FORK, Utah, United States
ZIP Code: 84660
Job Category: Armor and Field Artillery
Posted: 11.15.2018
Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35

Job Description
Weather and terrain play critical roles when firing artillery because these conditions can affect the weapon's accuracy. And since the most important thing when firing field artillery is knowing where to shoot, the Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember is a critical member of the team that fires large ammunition or missiles to support infantry and tank units in combat.

Specific duties in this position include monitoring weather conditions and patterns, as well as providing firing position data, schematic sketches of terrain, and astronomic observations so units can fire and launch missiles accurately. Crewmembers also prepare meteorological balloons for launching, and operate and perform maintenance on survey/meteorological equipment, vehicles, and weapons.

Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
  • Methods of computing target locations
  • Artillery tactics and field combat strategy
  • Ammunition-handling techniques
  • Gun, missile, and rocket system operations
Helpful Skills
  • Interest in mathematics
  • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure
  • Ability to multitask
The skills you learn as a Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmember, such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership, will help you in any civilian career you choose. You will gain a strong background in mapping techniques and instrument repair that will help prepare you for a career as a construction site surveyor, construction work estimator, or within the field of precision instrument repair.

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.

Job training for Field Artillery Surveyor/Meteorological Crewmembers consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.

Benefits/Requirements
Benefits

Paid training
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

Requirements
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.