Aircraft Powertrain Repairer 15D Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)

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, they 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

Requirements

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.

Training

Job training for an aircraft powertrain repairer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 18 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:

  • 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 aircrafts
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Working with engine mechanics

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Mechanical Maintenance (MM) : 104