15G AIRCRAFT STRUCTURAL REPAIRER

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

JOB DUTIES

  • Repair/replace aircraft structural components according to drawings, blueprints, directives, technical manuals and safety procedures
  • Fabricate structural parts using metal-forming techniques and fiberglass materials
  • Make repairs to transparent plastic windows and enclosures
  • Balance fixed-wing aircraft controls and apply primers/paints on aircraft surfaces
  • Maintain facilities for storage of flammable/hazardous materials


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 15 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: 14 weeks, 4 days at Fort Eustis, VA

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

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

HELPFUL SKILLS

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


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 or powerplant mechanic.

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