15S OH-58D/ARH HELICOPTER REPAIRER

OVERVIEW
The OH-58D/ARH helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the OH-58D/ARH helicopters (also known as the Kiowa Warrior). With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, they must ensure that all of them are safe and ready to fly.

JOB DUTIES

  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions and mechanical flight controls
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems
  • Prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks
  • Assist in diagnosing/troubleshooting


TRAINING
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and 13 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: 13 weeks, 1 day 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): 99

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
X Army Reserve
+ Open to Women
+ Entry Level