The job specialty of Marine Corps Precision Weapons Repair is a trained and skilled job. Not everyone that desires to get into this field is able to; a person has to qualify for this highly competitive field. The Marine Corps Precision Weapons Repair person deals with the inspection, maintenance, fabrication, repair and function of small arms, rifles and precision weapons systems. The Weapons Repairer is someone that works in support of a variety of different Marine Corps small arms programs, such as Depot Maintenance, Competition in Arms, and other Corps training and Intra support service programs. The Trained Marine Corps Support Weapons repair specialist is an expert in small arms and weapons systems repair.
To serve as a Marine Corps Weapons repairperson, there are some various requirements. A specific ASVAB score of 105 on the MM section is required to enter the Precision Weapons Repair program. A candidate will be at least a Corporal and have at least three years left on their obligated enlistment, the training that the Marine Corps invests in their Precision Weapons Repair Personnel is valuable and they do not want to deal with short timers in training new personnel. Other requirements for the Precision Weapons Repair Program include; being able to use equipment, machinist tools and power equipment, and a working knowledge of the Competition in Arms Program. You will attend basic training and learn how to become a Marine Corps enlisted member. The Marine Corps Weapons Repairer training is both in the classroom and on the job. After basic training, a candidate for Precision Weapons repairer will attend an advanced training school where different basic ordnance and weapons repair concepts are taught. Hands back up classroom training on use of tools and work on specific weapons and weapons systems. The candidate will learn how to service, repair and inspect basic small arms and ordnance, and learn how to solve basic repair problems.
Other training will occur to assist in learning the skills necessary to work on the various types of weapons used in the Marine Corps. Civilian jobs that this training will prepare you for include machinist, metalworker, and gunsmith type occupations. You will work to maintain a variety of different Marine Corps weapons systems. You will maintain and repair the weapons used in your unit.