The Air Force maintains its own military small weapons enlisted repair specialists. They are the personnel that are responsible for weapons and small caliber active weapons repair. Working as an Air Force small arms technician you will inspect, maintain, and repair most of the weapons systems that are in use by Air Force units.
As you rise in rank you will also train and teach other ranks lower than you, and share technical knowledge with them. The small arms repairer will keep up with administrative records, forms, and technical manuals. They will repair and inspect the handguns, small arms, rifles and other individual weapons carried at the unit level. You will be able to analyze an item of ordnance and repair it to original condition or better, and you will be able to function and use repair and armory operational procedures. The small arms repair technician will perform the basic duties required to maintain a units weapons in tip top condition. Entry-level positions following armors school are wide; you could be assigned to any number of billets located throughout the world. In this job as you reach the level of corporal and above, you will train, supervise and assist in duties relating to small arm inspection and repair. To qualify for a small arms repair candidate, you must score 95 or higher on the MM score. You have to be able to pass the Command Ammunition, Arms and explosives screening. As a Small Arms Repairman/Armorer you will be able to organize personnel, schedule preventive maintenance, conduct inspections, and train others to do these same tasks. You will operate under supervision of more senior enlisted members to perform basic inspection and repair functions, and clean and ready firearms under your care. As you prepare and move though your training, you will gain understanding of basic ordnance, construction, administration, and small gun handling. You are not allowed to have any conviction in your military or civilian career involving drugs, theft or larceny.
You will be assigned and responsible for the successful completion of the Air Force Small arms repair course. You will also watch for proper ordinance procedures and use various equipment to test ordnance. You will be expected to maintain, prepare and supervise a maintenance schedule and shop duties, and to assist in repairing small arms to specific standards.