42102 – Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces



42102 – Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces
Specialized members of the Canadian Armed Forces provide critical technological support for military armament. They are primarily responsible for the maintenance, inspection and technical support of all Canadian Army equipment. They also follow the military and strategic policies established by the leadership of the Canadian Army, the Royal Canadian Airforce, and the Royal Canadian Navy.


Index of titles
Air weapons systems technician
Ammunition technician
Electronic-optronic technician
Naval electronics technician
Weapons engineering technician
Weapons technician


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Certify ammunition, explosive items, munitions and non-munitions scrap to different degrees of classification
Inspect, test, identify faults, adjust, repair, recondition and modify electrical, electromechanical, electronic, electro-optic and mechanical equipment, optical instruments, and control systems for weapons and missiles
Maintain and repair machine-guns and non-guided anti-tank weapons, grenade projectors, mortars and launcher systems
Test, inspect and repair air weapons systems
Compile test logs, evaluation reports, equipment maintenance documentation and read and interpret electronic drawings


Employment requirements
Completion of secondary school is required.
Three months of basic military training is required and provided.
Occupational qualification training of at least two years is required.
Specialized training in the operation and maintenance of military equipment and systems is provided.


Additional information
Members of this unit group who demonstrate the required abilities and potential will be offered advanced training.


Commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (40042)
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Primary combat members of the Canadian Armed Forces (44200)