ARTILLERY MECHANIC, LIGHT (913)

ARTILLERY MECHANIC, LIGHT (913)

Inspects, tests, and performs field repairs and adjustments, unit replacements, or complete rebuilding of light artillery weapons and auxiliary equipment in a mobile or fixed artillery repair shop.

Determines causes of malfunctioning of such units as breech-block, firing mechanisms, recoil and counter-recoil, elevating and traversing equipment, and shock absorbing devices, by visual inspection, mechanical operation of unit, and by use of such testing devices as vernier calipers, pressure gauges, and spirit levels.

Using artillery mechanic's hand tools, repairs or replaces assembly or subassemhlies or otherwise tears down and completely rebuilds units, examining each part carefully for wear, breaks, or other undesirable characteristics.  Replaces worn and broken parts and reassembles unit, lubricating all moving parts and making adjustments for alignment and clearance.

Must have knowledge of the construction, operation, and nomenclature of light artillery weapons.  Must know the nomenclature of replacement parts.

SUGGESTED SUBSTITUTES

341 Shop Maintenance Mechanic
802 Artillery Mechanic, Minor Maintenance
914 Artillery Mechanic, Heavy
915 Artillery Mechanic, Heavy Antiaircraft

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