Job Description: Calibration Technicians are qualified to perform calibration of high density, low complexity test measurement and diagnostic equipment (TMDE). Additionally, they are also qualified to repair and modify electrical/electronic TMDE. Typical duties include the calibration of high density, low complexity TMDE and the repair and modification of electrical/ electronic TMDE as necessary to include associated maintenance management and metrology documentation.

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 2871
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $33,211
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: EL: 115
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Ground Electronics Maintenance
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23 Average Age
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89 Number Employed
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2.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Best people, brotherhood, learned critical skills

Cons: Long hours, sometimes stressful

Location: Jacksonville, NC


Daily tasks include calibration and troubleshooting test sets and wiring. Maintaining collateral duties such as tool control, foreign object damage and safety, to ensure mission accomplishment, safety, and aircraft function. I learned to safely handle high voltages, current, and microwave frequencies. The work experience is very rewarding and beneficial and provided a wealth of knowledge to use in everyday life. Time management was a key factor in the success of this job and is used extensively in my field. The overall atmosphere more closely resembles a brotherhood than a job environment. The most difficult part of the position is time management and communication. Communication created difficulties at times because some information is not always be passed in a timely manner so tasks would have to be rushed to be completed at times. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with very diverse people everyday. People came from everywhere across the united states, and the world. It was very rewarding learning many different cultures.