15V OBSERVATION/SCOUT HELICOPTER REPAIRER

OVERVIEW
The observation/scout helicopter repairer is primarily responsible for the maintenance of the observation/scout helicopters. With hundreds of Army missions depending on these helicopters, observation/scout helicopter repairers 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 nine 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: 9 weeks

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): 102

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