15D AIRCRAFT POWERTRAIN REPAIRER

OVERVIEW
The aircraft powertrain repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems. With hundreds of Army missions depending on airplanes and helicopters, aircraft powertrain repairers must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

JOB DUTIES

  • Repair powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary-wing hubs and tanks
  • Disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, balance and align powertrain systems
  • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
  • Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Repair of hydraulic, fuel and electrical systems
  • Engine disassembly, inspection and repair
  • Repair of aluminum, steel and fiberglass airframes/coverings


HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircraft
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Experience working with engine mechanics


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM): 104

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
151A Aviation Maintenance Technician (nonrated)

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an airframe/powerplant mechanic with aircraft manufacturers, commercial airlines and government agencies.

+ Enlisted
X Officer
+ Active Duty
+ Army Reserve
+ Open to Women
+ Entry Level