Avionic Mechanic 15N Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Careers in the Army

Overview

The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical-communications-security, communication, navigation and flight control equipment.

Job Duties

  • Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment
  • Maintain common/special tools and equipment
  • Troubleshoot equipment and diagnose repairs
  • Maintain shop and bench stock for aircraft avionics equipment

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 avionic mechanic requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 25 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:

  • Restore avionic systems and subsystems
  • Basic electronics theory
  • Common soldering and systems-installation practices

Helpful Skills

  • Preference in mathematics and shop mechanics
  • Interest in working with aircrafts
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Multi-tasking

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Electronics (EL) : 93