Fire Control Mechanic

Service mechanical and electronic equipment controlling naval guns.
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What do Fire Control Mechanics do?

Services mechanical, electronic, and optical equipment controlling naval guns, following blueprints and diagrams and using handtools and testing devices: Inspects and cleans optical equipment, installing new eyepieces as necessary. Adjusts and lubricates gyroscope. Repairs and replaces parts of motors and remote control equipment, communications equipment, and electronic equipment, using handtools and standard test equipment. Participates in bore-sighting and aligning guns. Tests wiring circuits, following blueprints and diagrams.

Should I be a Fire Control Mechanic?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Cannon Fire Direction Specialist, Combat Control, Fire Controlman, Fire Control Technician, Fire-Control Technician See More

    How to become a Fire Control Mechanic

    Fire Control Mechanics generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Fire Control Mechanic-related education!
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