The aircraft electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance on aircraft electrical systems. They ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired.
- Diagnose malfunctions in electrical and electronic components
- Maintain electrical/electronic elements of assemblies nickel-cadmium batteries
- Use and maintain common/special tools
- Maintain facilities for storage of flammable and hazardous materials
- Prepare requests for turn-ins and repair parts
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an aircraft electrician requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 19 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Electrical theory and system maintenance
- Troubleshooting procedures
- Soldiering skills
- Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
- Problem solving
- Ability to use hand and power tools
- Working with electrics and electronic equipment
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104